Lemon Thyme Asparagus

This is a healthy side dish that will go well with any protein. It’s super easy and packs a ton of taste. You will need: 2 bunches of asparagus 2 tbsp olive oil 1 pat butter 1 lemon juiced 15-20 thyme sprigs 1 tbsp garlic powder Remove the end of each asparagus and place the…

Roasted Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup

Who doesn’t like warm creamy butternut squash soup? Well, think of that and then add the sweetness of carrots. I could drink this soup hot or cold at any time of the day. Carrots and butternut squash are so sweet that you don’t even need to add sugar to the recipe. Just think of all…

Salmon Salad in Bell Pepper Scoops

This was a quick and easy lunch to prepare. I’s grain free and very satisfying . You will need: 1 can wild alaskan salmon 2-3 tbsp spicy mustard 1 bell pepper sliced almonds ground flax seeds Take the can of salmon and mix it well with the flax and mustard. Then slice the bell pepper…

Cranberry Walnut Broccoli Slaw

Busy day at work and I needed a quick lunch. I grabbed my handy bag of broccoli slaw from the fridge. Normally when you make cole slaw or broccoli slaw you add mayonnaise. Instead of mayo I used greek yogurt. You will need: 1 – 1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt…

Sesame Ginger Baby Bok Choy

I love baby bok choy and I always order it when I go out for sushi. Not only is this delicious, but this little green is extremely high on the ANDI Index, which measures nutrient density. A good friend reminded me of this very important fact and now I make sure it is a big…

Greek Stewed String Beans

My friend and I recently went to a delicious greek restaurant in NYC and has stewed string beans as a side dish. We devoured them. I knew I would have to recreate the dish for myself. You will need string beans one large yellow onion 1 cup chicken stock half jar of tomato sauce Chop…

Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice

This was such a satisfying dinner. Instead of rice, I used quinoa, which is packed with protein. It is also filled with vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, peas and corn to make you feel full. Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains the 9 essential amino acids your body needs. You will need…

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Herbs and Almonds

I love spaghetti squash and I am always trying to think of new ways to make it. I usually eat it with turkey meatballs and tomato sauce, but this recipe is a lighter alternative. You will need: 2 spaghetti squash 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 cup chopped almonds 4 tbsp chopped rosemary Olive oil…

Cranberry Almond Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are my favorite of the starchy vegetables. It’s probably because they are the sweetest! They are very easy to make, great for company, or just a quick dinner. Note: Sweet potatoes are very high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and have been called a “super food” for their nutrient density. Ingredients: 1 Sweet…

Honey Glazed Brussel Sprouts

I decided to start the new year off with one of my favorite recipes: honey glazed brussel sprouts. You will need the following ingredients: 20 brussel sprouts 4-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary crushed red pepper flakes 1 tbsp chopped garlic 2-3 tbsp honey 2 tbsp olive oil First, I like to cut the brussel sprouts…