Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

A family favorite at many Memorial Day and 4th of July parties, this dessert is light, delicious, and extremely fast and easy to prepare. There really is no recipe. Use a store-bought angel food cake (tear into pieces), a large box (5.1 ounces) of cook and serve or instant vanilla pudding (prepared as directed with…

Berry Breakfast Bowl

While visiting my daughter in Santa Monica, I found an assortment of fresh berries at a local farmer’s market. One berry in particular intrigued me. A mulberry. It’s a long, dark purple berry with a very sweet , juicy taste. I used them along with raspberries, blackberries, and some kefir (you could use yogurt) to…

Pantry Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes?  But with time at a premium, we often grab pre-made frozen pancakes or make them from a boxed mix.  I have a healthier solution. Make your own mix.   Pantry Pancake Mix 4 cups white whole wheat flour 3 tablespoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons…

Sweet Treat

Most of us love a sweet treat, myself included.  Here’s a way you can make your cookies and eat them too.  When I want something sweet, I make it myself.  I don’t modify the recipe to make it “healthier”.  I use real ingredients…butter,  flour and yes, regular sugar.  To keep your serving to one cookie,…

My Go To Breakfast

Here’s a breakfast I eat most workday mornings.  I try to create nutrient balance to my meals and breakfast is no exception.  Protein is a morning must.  It helps to  silence those mid-morning donut cravings.  My weekday AM protein comes from almond butter, plain or vanilla Greek yogurt and fat-free milk.  Even one slice of…