Nutrition Tips

How to Enjoy Sugar Snap Peas

Yesterday I told you all about sugar snap peas including how they differ from starchy green peas and their nutritional profile. With all of the nutritional benefits and the refreshing taste of this seasonal treat, I am definitely going to be enjoying sugar snap peas all summer long.  I love to munch on them raw, but here are some other simple ways to enjoy them: Add blanched sugar snap peas to a vegetable platter with baby carrots, sliced cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes and serve with hummus. Add sugar… read more »

Roasted Red Potatoes, Kohlrabi, and Spring Onions

Here’s a continuation of my CSA dinner recipes from last weekend. Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook veggies when I don’t want them to go bad and have no specific recipe for them. You can roast pretty much any vegetable, although my favorites for roasting are asparagus, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnip, and onions. So of course with a handful of red potatoes, a couple of kohlrabi, and some spring onions I figured I’d roast them up as a simple side dish. Roasted Red Potatoes, read more »

Healthy Grilling Segment

July 4th weekend may be over, but there’s plenty of time left for grilling this summer. For some healthy grilling tips and recipe ideas, take a look at the segment I did for Fox 5 Good Day NY Street Talk: (It’s the 4th segment of the show!) What are your favorite foods to grill in the summer?read more »

Beating the Four O’Clock Slump (Part 2)

Yesterday I gave you 5 of my top 10 tips for how to beat the 4-O’clock slump — the time of day you’re most lack energy and reach for a candy bar or bag of chips to gain some energy. Here are the rest of my top 10 tips: 6. Eat more magnesium-rich foods. Magnesium is needed to metabolize food and it helps regulate blood sugar levels. Good sources of magnesium include fish, nuts, legumes, green vegetables, and whole grains. 7. Increase iron intake. Iron is needed to carry oxygen in the blood t… read more »

Beating the Four O’Clock Slump

Have you ever noticed that at three or four o’clock your energy level is low and you’re feeling tired and hungry? You’re not alone! Many people suffer from what I call the “Four O’Clock Slump.” You may think that having more coffee or something sweet will increase your energy, but caffeine and sugar are not the answer. In fact, they will make you feel worse in the end. So what will help you beat the slump? Here are 5 ways to boost energy! Eat breakfast! Breakfast ju… read more »