Apples n’ Cinnamon-Glazed Squash Bowls

April 19, 2011 General

My slow-cooker and I have become great friends lately. I was seriously craving something sweet, yet healthy (two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence).  I remembered the acorn squash I had picked up at the grocery store earlier in the week (but had no idea what to do with) and grabbed whatever ingredients I could find in my cabinets […]

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Face of Fitness Magazine!

April 5, 2011 General

Hii everyone!! My dear friend, Alexi, is in the running to be on the cover of FITNESS Magazine! She’s a soon-to-be Registered Dietitian and just spent the last semester studying (and eating!!) her way through Florence, Italy. GOOOD LUCK GIRL!! 

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10 Simple Tips to Stay Fit

March 23, 2011 General

1) It’s time to downsize: Change your plate from standard sized dinner plate and shrink it to dessert- sized for proper portion control! 2) Remember the 50-20-20 rule: Fill 50% of your plate with low calorie, highly nutritious VEGGIES, 25% WHOLE GRAINS/STARCHES, 25% PROTEIN (meat, beans) 3) Eat more! Shocking right?! We think we are helping ourselves by skipping breakfast, or find ourselves too busy for a lunch break. […]

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Slimmed-Down Shepherd’s Pie

March 15, 2011 General

Ever since I saw celebrity chef Giada De Laurentis (AKA my idol) introduce the BEST chicken pot pie she’s ever had at Woodspoon in Los Angeles, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Then I came across a Clean Eating recipe for Shepherd’s Pie, and knew it was time to whip something up to satisfy my craving for these comfort foods! I couldn’t choose between the […]

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Spaghetti Squash with Edamame Pesto

March 9, 2011 General

Dinner tonight was inspired by one of my favorite cookbooks: The Best of Cooking Light: Everyday Favorites. Growing up, believe it or not, I used to HATE marinara sauce (my Italian family almost disowned me for that).  Instead I always preferred pesto sauces.  I think I ordered tortellini pesto from the school cafeteria every day in middle school.  No […]

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