Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 30, 2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Summer is definitely here in our house: we’ve been grilling and enjoying lots of seasonal fruit and veggies. I can’t believe the end of this week is already July 4th! The summer always goes by so fast! If you have plans to grill this holiday weekend, check out some of my Nutritioulicious summer recipes and my Sunday BBQ menu below.  What are you doing for Fourth of July? Week of June 30, 2014 Monday: Mushroom Onion Frittata (this recipe w/o the crust) an… read more »

AquaTally Hydration Cup {Product Review}

With temperatures rising as we start the summer, it’s extra important to stay hydrated. Surely you’ve heard the recommendation to drink 8 cups of water a day, which is the equivalent of 64 ounces. This may seem like a lot, but keep in mind that your water intake comes from other foods and beverages, including fruit and vegetables, coffee, tea, and other beverages (although I highly recommend limiting caloric beverages as they can add up). That said, if you’re trying to meet a cert… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 23, 2014

Apologies for my absence – it’s been a while since I posted my Menu Plan Monday. The last couple of weeks of May were hectic and then I was in Spain for a week, but now I’m back in the swing of things and ready to get cooking again. This week we’ll be having some of our family favorites (fish tacos) and some seasonal repeats (fava bean pasta, grilled steak). And in case you missed it, check out my June Recipe ReDux post with a roundup of some of my favorite recipes made with edible flow… read more »

Edible Flower Recipes {Recipe ReDux}

Floral Flavors Nothing brightens up a dish like a real flower! Whether you live in the northern or the southern hemisphere, edible flowers can add flavor and aroma to salads, breads, spreads, desserts or dips. Make your recipe bloom with rose water, flowering herbs, floral teas, dried lavender blossoms or even fresh flowers like nasturtiums, violets, borage, squash, sunflowers or pretty much any blossom in a vegetable garden.” I just returned from an amazing vacation in northern… read more »

Are You Sugar Savvy? {Book Review}

I’m a nutrition consultant for various food and beverage companies, but my opinions are my own.  Media is abuzz with talk about sugar. After all, sugar is toxic, right?! The newly released movie “Fed Up” has consumers shocked and scared into thinking this is the truth, and now there’s a new diet book saying the same thing: Sugar Savvy: The 6-Week Solution to Kicking Your Sugar Addiction for Life, by Kathie Dolgin, who goes by the name “High Voltage.” But is sugar, or any type of cal… read more »