Apple Crisp


Can you believe that it’s already November!  Where does time go?  Fall is in full effect which in result makes me crave all the holiday festive sweets.  I was left with a bunch of apples from apple picking but how many apples can you eat before you don’t want to eat a raw apple anymore?  At times cooking is therapy to me.  After completing a 2 hour exam, I wanted to zone out and create something seasonally delicious that is also conducive to my eating.   So, what better than an apple crisp?   As Thanksgiving is approaching, here is a healthy dessert alternative to help you stay on track during your holiday.  Enjoy!

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Protein Packed Avocado “Boat”


I’ve had some digestive issues lately so I’ve been veering away from meat and switching my diet up, a tad!  I’ve been eating a “paleo-like” diet for almost 4 years straight now so I wanted to try to incorporate other natural whole foods back into my diet – time to switch it up!  Change is good!!   This was a very impulsive creation I put together in one of my moments of getting home late and needing something delicious but quick to eat!  As most of you know, I love avocado, cilantro and lime so this was a no-brainer for me as it’s a good “go-to”.  However, I’ve added some quinoa on top of this for some complex carbs, extra protein and of course flavor!

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Summer Sliders


As everyone knows, Summer is hands down my favorite season of the year.  If only Connecticut could be 85 and sunny every day, all year round!  With a lot of parties and bbq’s going on this summer I had to get creative on a finger food that would feed a group of people – in which I developed these!  These sliders are great for parties, bbq’s or even snacks on the go!  Very simple to make, full of all your essential nutrients; protein, healthy fat, vitamins & minerals and best of all, they’re delicious!

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Cod with Grilled Zucchini Noodles & Avocado Sauce


Did you know:  Cod is one of the best things you can eat – it’s loaded with protein, high in healthy fatty acids (good for heart health), niacin (helps lower cholesterol) and Vitamin B12 (energy levels).  When people view food they normally only look at the macronutrients behind it (protein, fat and carbohydrates) but what people don’t know is how important the micronutrients are, as well!  Yes, cod is loaded with protein but it’s also full of tons of other amazingness that keeps our body healthy and prevention of chronic diseases (such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, diabetes, etc.).  It’s important to know what you’re eating and even better, enjoying it!!   I grilled the cod and paired this with grilled zucchini (you can saute this if you don’t have a grill) and blended it with a basil/avocado sauce.  Total meal time: 15 mins.  Delicious!!!

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Sesame Tuna and Mint Pea Mash


Summer is here, finally!!  Right now, fresh fish is on sale all over the place.  Because fish can get expensive I tend to shop around and buy whatever is on sale and figure out different ways of pairing the fish with fruits and veggies. As you know, I love my fruit salsa’s with fish but I wanted to try something different.  I remember hating peas as a kid but in my adult-life I’ve grown to actually love them.   Normally, I eat peas just plain as is but I’m on this mint kick and was curious to know what would happen if I blended mint and peas together.  Don’t knock it til you try it!   Made great flavoring to go with the tuna.  Going to be my new summer favorite!  This meal was very easy, quick and of course delicious!  If you’re looking for a perfect summer dish that is loaded with protein and tons of micronutrients  – here’s your meal!  Enjoy!

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Perfect Summer Night Dinner – White Fish with Fruit Salsa


I could not be more happy knowing that the best season is approaching us – Summer!  There is nothing more that makes me happy then eating fresh fish grilled every night when it’s 80 degrees out! It’s really the best way to live. In my day-to-date I try to consume 1 meat product and 1 fish product for my dinner and lunches. I prefer to eat fish at night only because it digests easier than meat, so it’s light and it cooks very quickly! This is a great meal to enjoy on a perfect summer night with family or if you have friends over!

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Steak and Avocado Puree


As we all know I LOVE avocado. I am always incorporating guacamole into my meals.  I wanted to switch it up so I decided to make an avocado puree and try this instead of my usual guac. – success!  I can almost say that I prefer this over guac, which says a lot!  Per usual, this is really easy and its DELICIOUS!  Great meal for the upcoming summer months!  It’s full of protein, healthy fats and loaded with micronutrients.

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