August 19, 2018

Have you ever heard of massaging your vegetables?!  I kept on hearing about massaged kale salads.  And then one day I had one.  And I never thought poorly of kale again.  The end.

It was on a vacation, a few years ago and we stumbled across the nicest far...

August 19, 2018

Smoothies are an awesome transport mechanism for protein and for the vitamins and fiber found in berries or other fruits (today was mango!). 

I usually go light on the fruit because I don't want a big sugar spike, and a little goes a long way. 

Smoothies...

August 12, 2018

This is really delicious and I couldn't wait to share it with you!  I have posted before about making cauliflower pizza. This time, I followed my favorite recipe for the crust and realized you really don't need a whole bunch of cheese on top.  I did put a small amount...

June 26, 2018

Food & Mood is about whole foods, minimally processed ingredients, heavy on the nutrient-rich vegetables, and good portions of all the macro-nutrients your body needs.

I love this recipe because it covers all of those bases, plus, it is simple.

If you choose to make a cu...

June 26, 2018

I love these wraps and you can use them as you would a tortilla. Tonight I took my favorite combo of raw veggies (it was what I had on hand) and wrapped them with a peanut sauce.  yum.

The combos are endless. Here are a few savory ideas:

roasted sweet potato ~ red onion...

April 29, 2018

Roasting is my favorite way to prepare most vegetables.  It is easy (just takes a cookie sheet and parchment paper) and quick  (you can usually roast a whole pan within 15 minutes at 425 degrees F).

Roasting really brings out the true flavor of the veggie and you don't...

April 27, 2018

After a long day at work, especially on evenings I work-out, I want easy and nutritious for dinner.

I love this Felicia green pea rotini pasta, it has high protein (11g) per serving and it tastes surprisingly good and passes for pasta. So if I'm going to eat pasta, I go...

August 22, 2017

Lentils are such an unsung hero; we don't think of them often enough to be the star of a meal.

They have been featured in many a stew, in fact the only way we have ever cooked lentils previously is in a soup or in a dal. We prefer the ubiquitous green lentils for soups...

August 5, 2017

As I have been learning more about nutrition and how to eat to make me feel my best, one approach has really stood out, and this is the Precision Nutrition (PN) approach to eating.

Their philosophy focuses on making healthy(er) eating choices, tackling one habit at a ti...

August 5, 2017

First, the recipes. Then, the benefits.

1. Roasted + Spiced - coconut oil, curry spices, cashews
One of my favorite ways to prepare cauliflower is to roast it in the oven. Set up a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Set your oven to 400 degrees.

 

Take a smal...

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