Broiled Tilapia with Yogurt and Fresh Dill

Fast! Easy! Delicious! And Good For You! Do you need any more reasons to try this recipe? Tilapia is an easy fish to cook. It’s mild flavor pairs well with almost any sauce or topping and it stays moist even with dry heat like baking or broiling. The topping for this recipe is a quick…

A Creamy, Satisfying Treat

Icelandic Provisions skyr (somewhat like Greek yogurt) is made using the milk from the oldest and largest dairy in Iceland. What makes it different, is that unlike Greek yogurt which is drained, it gets it’s thick, creamy texture from a special mix of live cultures unique to skyr. Skyr is high in protein (15 grams…

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…

Light and Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad

Whenever you have leftover chicken, make chicken salad.  I had some leftover chicken after making chicken souvlaki (see Chicken Souvlaki post) so I combined it with mayo, plain yogurt, a tablespoon of jarred pesto and a sprinkle of scallions. You can make chicken salad in a multitude of ways, mixing and matching most vegetables and…

Chicken Souvlaki Pockets

This is a family favorite and very easy to make.  Marinate a pound of chicken tenders in 2 tablespoons olive oil, juice from ½ a lemon, minced garlic clove, salt and pepper.  Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, mix together the delicious tzatziki sauce using plain low-fat Greek…

Easy Egg Salad

If you’ve made hard-boiled eggs over the weekend, why not use a few to whip together a delicious egg salad.  I love egg salad but it often has a heavy mayonnaise base.   To lighten it up, I use half mayo and half plain, fat-free Greek yogurt. Chop 4 hard-boiled eggs.  Add 1 tablespoon of…

Looking for Less Sugar in Your Yogurt? Good Luck.

Food labels can be confusing, especially when it comes to sugar.  Sugars are listed under the total carbohydrate umbrella on the Nutrition Facts label on food products.  The grams of sugar listed on this label refer to the total amount of carbohydrate that is derived from sugar (which will include naturally occurring sugar like lactose…

Overnight Bulgur Breakfast Bowl

Bulgur is a quick-cooking whole grain made from wheat kernels that have been cracked into small pieces and parcooked.  It’s a traditional ingredient in the Middle Eastern salad known as tabbouleh.  For this recipe, combine 1 cup of bulgur and 1 1/2 cups of milk in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning,…

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…

Foodishowmymom

Lunch bowls are an excellent way to combine nutrient powerhouses all in one bowl!  My son, Jonathan, sends me his own versions from his blog, foodishowmymom .  Anything goes.  Add Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, broccoli, avocado, red onion and sunflower seeds.  Or brown rice, hummus, canned tuna, broccoli, red onion, olive oil and vinegar.  Even a…