September 5, 2016

One of the best healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily life is to eat leafy greens. It’s hard not to notice how mainstream “green drinks” are at your local health food store, and healthy boutique restaurants and juice bars are popping up all over the country! Today it’s easier than ever to eat, drink and slurp your greens! Eat them raw, steamed or sautéed; mix them into a pureed soup; or drink them in a variety of smoothies and juices. We all know greens are good for us, but many of us shy away from eating them. According...

January 14, 2016

Here's a new recipe for the veggie burger. Instead of using brown rice, I opted for quinoa. Quinoa, a high protein vegetable grain, has less sodium and more zinc, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, copper, and calcium than wheat, corn, and barley. And, to top that off, it contains lots of fiber; just 1/2 cup of quinoa contains about 5 grams of fiber. This veggie burger recipe is very tasty, so much so, you won't be able to stop at one!

 

Ingredients ( makes 10 patties, depending on size you want ):

 

3 cups of cooked quinoa, at room...

January 2, 2016

 

Having trouble getting your daily requirement of vegetables into your diet? Preparing soups is a great way to get in a few servings. Try this tasty kale and white bean soup. A big bowl of this hot meal will get you at least a couple of servings of your daily requirement. And, it's a great immune boosting recipe for the winter months. Remember, BeeFitters, food determines how we feel and heal! 

 

Ingredients: 
• 2 TBSP olive oil 
• 1 small finely chopped onion and carrot (optional) 
• 6 garlic cloves, minced 
• 2 leeks (white and light...

September 30, 2015

 

I hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying the change of seasons. For some, that means “boots and sweater weather;” for others, it’s football and bonfires; for still others (like me), it means enjoying fall road races and the opportunity to cook up some of my fondest Autumn foods. Check out a few of my favorite Fall recipes in next week's blog post.

 

October is probably THE BEST TIME of the year to take stock of where you are in your health, nutrition and fitness goals. Why now? Because we are heading into what I call, “the season...

September 16, 2015

 

Following my previous blog post, here's a great recipe that is sure to keep your skin glowing due to it's high omega-3 content:

 

Salmon with Red and Orange Vegetables

Serves 2-3

 

Ingredients: 
• 2 King salmon (wild) fillets, washed and patted dry, skin on 
• 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes 
• 6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped small or minced 
• 1 red pepper, chopped 
• 1 bunch kale, chopped or torn into small pieces 
• ½ cup of vegetable stock 
• 2 to 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 
• 2 TBSP fresh-squeezed lemon juice 
...

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