Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Tonnato Sauce

This recipe takes advantage of the convenience of store-bought rotisserie chicken but elevates it to a dinner party worthy dish. The star of this salad is the dressing (tonnato sauce) with its rich, vibrant flavors from tuna fish, anchovies, capers, fresh lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil. You can also serve this sauce over pasta, grilled…

Protein Power Waffles

One nutritional dilemma with eating waffles or pancakes for breakfast is how to balance out the carbohydrate with enough protein. Using whole grain flours and adding nuts or seeds to the batter will help, but they still fall short of my 20 gram protein breakfast goal. Recently, a client of mine introduced me to this…

There’s a Rainbow on Your Plate Shrimp Taco Cups

Colorful, healthy, delicious, a crowd pleaser. These taco cups are a twist on traditional fish tacos. I always have frozen shrimp in my freezer, so that was an obvious choice and I thought the wonton wrappers would make an interesting reservoir for the filling. I like the flavor contrast between the different cabbage slaws, one…

Tropical Overnight Oats

Overnight oatmeal makes your busy mornings a little less hectic. You mix the ingredients the night before, refrigerate overnight and eat the next morning. No cooking required. Adding chia seeds and Greek yogurt balances the protein, healthy fat and fiber for longer satiety and less mid-morning snacking. Plus, here’s another way to incorporate dried plums…

Not Your Grandmother’s Prunes

Let’s start by calling them dried plums. Maybe this will help lift the stigma surrounding these sweet, soft, chewy bites. Nutritionally, research indicates that dried plums provide significant protective effects on bones. Dried plums have a high phenolic content (antioxidant value) and contain vital nutrients including zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, boron, and potassium, all of which are…

Baked Tofu with any sauce you have in the fridge

Firm or extra firm tofu is an absorbent blank canvas of protein, ready to soak up any flavor you introduce. One of the simplest ways to use tofu is to cover it with your favorite sauce or dressing then bake it in a hot oven. To help the tofu take on a firmer texture, press…

Chickpea Pasta with Silken Tofu Tomato Sauce

I’m introducing three food items you may want to try: Banza pasta, silken tofu and nutritional yeast. Banza pasta is a new, gluten-free pasta made from chickpeas. Silken tofu is a creamy version of tofu and nutritional yeast is a savory vegan substitute for Parmesan cheese. This dish is power-packed with plant protein, meeting the requirements…

Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

There’s no single nutrient or food that can prevent or cure cancer but an eating pattern that keeps us at a healthy weight, increases our intake of foods rich in fiber, antioxidants and other plant compounds may lower our risk. Here are two potential cancer fighters in one mug. Both ginger and turmeric combine with…