Sautéed Summer Squash and Onions

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil or Butter 2-3 Medium Summer Squash, sliced 1/4 Medium Sweet Onion, diced Salt and Pepper to taste Preparation: 1. Melt butter over medium-low heat in skillet. 2. Add onions and squash, cook until onions are translucent and squash is tender (approximately 8-10 minutes). 3. Remove from heat and add saltContinue reading “Sautéed Summer Squash and Onions”

What Cravings Are Telling You

  What Cravings Are Telling You A craving—an intense desire for a certain food—is believed to be a signal sent by the body for specific food because of the nutrients that it provides. A craving for chocolate, for example, would signal a physiologic need for more antioxidants. However, a bowl of red beans, which areContinue reading “What Cravings Are Telling You”

Nutrition Myth Busters- Vegetarian Diet

This week I had the exciting opportunity to do a guest post on the SPE Certified Blog! I chose the topic of nutrition myths because there are so many that run rampant through our society and the media. I believe that it is important that these myths be proven or dis-proven with current, science-based information.Continue reading “Nutrition Myth Busters- Vegetarian Diet”

How to Bake Healthier

  We all have our weaknesses when it comes to food, what’s yours? For someone who loves food, it’s truly hard to pick just one. Sushi, ice cream, Nutella sandwiches…basically most foods are weaknesses. But among all of my favorite foods to eat, there’s one that has made it to the top of the list.Continue reading “How to Bake Healthier”

Weird Foods Worth Trying

Is it just me or did your parents also make smoothies out of apple, banana, bitter melon, kumquat, and bell pepper growing up? Really, just me? Oh okay. When I was in middle school my parents discovered something revolutionary, a Vitamix blender. Thus began their journey of blending every single fruit and vegetable in sight.Continue reading “Weird Foods Worth Trying”

Five Herbs Worth Trying!

I think we can all agree that sometimes life feels a little “blah.” There comes a time when we become tired with the monotonous day-to-day activities and need something different. Whether its going for a therapeutic run, seeing a favorite movie, or getting a scoop (or two) of your favorite ice cream (lemon cookie), weContinue reading “Five Herbs Worth Trying!”

How to Build a Healthier Sandwich

I have a theory. My theory is that food tastes best when you take a big bite full of different textures and flavors all at one time. You see I’m not much of a nibbler, which probably explains why I love sandwiches so much. You get crunchy, creamy, sweet, and salty all in one epicContinue reading “How to Build a Healthier Sandwich”

Is Eating Late Bad For Your Health?

As a recent college graduate, I often find myself reminiscing about the good old days. Whenever I take a walk down memory lane, it’s always fun to remember freshman year in the dorms, including, of course, late night cramming. One of my favorite memories is venturing on late night food runs! It’s one of theContinue reading “Is Eating Late Bad For Your Health?”

Finals Week Survival Guide

No sleep, caffeine overload, sweats and flip-flops. It’s that time of the quarter again. Even though in a week we’ll be enjoying the sweet taste of summer vacation and, for some of us, graduation, there’s one last hurdle we all have to get over. You probably guessed it, the daunting week of finals! Many ofContinue reading “Finals Week Survival Guide”