Menu Plan Monday: Week of March 2, 2015

 Celebrate National Nutrition Month® in March and Bite Into a Healthy Menu Plan Monday! Welcome to March! The snow is still falling in NY, but we are having a heat wave today with 35 degree F temps – woohoo! I think it’s an understatement to say that we’re excited for spring around here. What better way to get in the mood than to start seeing spring produce popping up at the supermarket and reading the March issues of magazines filled with spring recipes and new advice for spring cle… read more »

5 Foods Your Heart – and Taste Buds – Will Love!

February is all about love and what better way to show some to yourself than by enjoying heart-healthy foods and recipes! This post was written by Nutritioulicious contributor Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks every year. That’s why the Million Hearts initiative was started in 2011, with the goal of preventing 1 million hea… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 23, 2015

February’s Recipe ReDux, a recap of our favorite links from last week, and this week’s Menu Plan Monday Hope everyone had a great weekend! In case you missed it, the February Recipe ReDux post went live on Sunday. Be sure to check out my Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles and all the other amazing chocolate recipes my fellow ReDuxers came up with. In other news, here are a few of my favorite posts from last week: Ways to Spice Up Your Child’s Palate by Sonali @ The Foodie Physician Gra… read more »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles {Recipe ReDux}

Rich and creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles made with nonfat Greek yogurt, maple syrup, natural peanut butter, and dark chocolate  will satisfy any sweet tooth on Valentine’s Day or any day!  Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I really appreciated their charisma. Once I did, I couldn’t get enough. Reese’s Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups are well known, but throughout my fine dining experiences I have seen numer… read more »

Heart Health and Hearty Beef & Vegetable Stew {Recipe}

Celebrate Heart Health Month and do your heart and taste buds a favor by savoring this hearty beef and vegetable stew!  Beef gets an underserved bad rap when it comes to health, especially heart health. However, recent research shows that a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle that includes lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease, including elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Being that February is National Heart Health Month, I thought I’d share some highlights about… read more »