Belly-Busting Snacks

Are snacks a good idea?  It depends.  If you’re snacking because there’s a long stretch of time between meals and you’re feeling hungry, then yes.  If you’re snacking because you’re bored, because cupcakes showed up at the office or because it’s just what you do when you watch TV, then no. When you’re really hungry…

Tempting You with Tofu

Tofu.  You either love it, hate it or have no interest in trying it.  I’m hoping to move you to the “love it” camp.  My favorite way to eat tofu is to bake it.  You can buy it already baked and packaged (nasoya is a common brand) in various flavors like lemon pepper or sesame…

Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

Frozen shrimp is a staple in my freezer.  It’s healthy, fast food. You don’t even have to remember to defrost it because frozen shrimp will defrost quickly under cold, running water. Add shrimp to stir fries and quick pasta dishes. Brush it with BBQ or hoisin sauce, grill it, sprinkle with scallions and wrap it…

A Salad Bar in Your Fridge

Packing a healthy lunch can be daunting.  My solution is to create a salad bar in your refrigerator.  It just takes some time over the weekend to peel, chop and prep the ingredients but it saves time throughout the week. First, prep the veggies: wash and dry lettuce (or use a mix right out of…

Guacamole Egg Salad on Toast

Here’s a fast, workday, protein-rich breakfast using hard-boiled eggs I made over the weekend.  It’s also a great idea to spend a few minutes on the weekend prepping some veggies so you can use them all week.  This breakfast took me about 3 minutes to assemble. I toasted whole grain bread (I like Ezekial).  While…

Oatmeal with a Protein Punch

Most of us don’t need more protein in our diet but many of us don’t get enough protein at breakfast.  Studies show that a larger breakfast, with protein levels around 20 grams, can improve blood sugar and set the satiety tone for the day.  Here’s a way to give your oatmeal a boost.  Start with…