Chia Chocolate Pudding


One fun fact about me: I have the biggest sweet tooth!  Yup, just because I am a nutritionist doesn’t mean I don’t love sweets!  You’ll notice that a chunk of my food blog is based around pancakes and chocolate-y things and that’s the reason why!  However, I am constantly finding new and innovative ways to fill my sweet tooth, the HEALTHY way!  Here is a great snack or dessert that does just that!

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Yellow Squash Ravioli


I was fortunate enough to be raised by parents who had a huge love and appreciation for GOOD food.  My Mom is 1/2 Italian and every Sunday night my family and I would have an Italian feast.  Now a days, we only really get that on Christmas and my brothers and I always look forward to Momma Diehl’s homemade sauce and Italian cooking.   It is one of the only days of the year that I will consume processed white flour ingredients.  However, that doesn’t mean I don’t crave it the other 364 days of the year!

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Avocado Chocolate Milk Shake


Do not let the pictures fool you! I don’t think it’s possible to capture a picture good enough to explain how DELICIOUS this smoothie is!  Generally, I’m not a big smoothie fan. I mostly believe in getting your nutrients through solid foods – HOWEVER – when it comes finding healthy alternatives to cater to those chocolate craving moments (we all have them!), this does the trick!

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Autumn Power Bowl – Easy Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussel Sprouts


This time of year jump starts cravings for ‘comfort’ foods with earlier sunsets, Fall foliage, chilly evening temperatures.   This dish is Autumn in a bowl!  We all know I am a summer baby but I won’t deny that I love Fall seasonal foods!  This delicious power bowl includes a perfect blend of protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals! Giving you all your nutrients in one delicious meal!
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Tomato Basil Sauce


Looking for a quick, easy way to spruce up your protein from the grill (or pan)?  This recipe is absolutely delicious!  Not only does it take 10 minutes, to make but it adds so much flavor to any protein!   Cherry tomatoes are in season at your local farmers market or in the stores, be sure to grab a fresh pint and try this recipe!

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Oatmeal Energy Balls

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People often ask me what is my simple pleasure in life with food.  For me, it’s simple. Sweets.  I love anything sweet. Cookies, cakes, pastries, chocolate, dried mango, granola, etc.   As much as I enjoy all the above, it isn’t necessarily a certain “cookie” that I crave but yet the simple flavors of what the cookie has to offer me.  I am always looking for great innovative ways to take the “bad” stuff and turn them into diet friendly options. Not only for myself but for my clients as well.

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Seasoned Scallops

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My favorite season is FINALLY here!! We have put the Winter blues behind us and moving along into Spring/Summer!  As the days are getting longer and the temperatures are getting warmer, I crave fresh seafood the most!   To celebrate my favorite season, here is a delicious and easy meal!    Continue reading