Why do we crave certain foods?

My trip to the mall with my daughter for those after Christmas sales didn’t end up as planned. As we approached the 2nd floor of the mall, the aroma of cinnamon and sugar permeated my senses. The closer we got to the smell of cinnamon and sugar, the more I envisioned a big warm gooey cinnamon bun dripping with white icing. The vision in my mind was so vivid that my senses took over, and… Read More

Recipe of the Month: Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 30 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound ground turkey Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 small onion, diced 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 cup cooked rice 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1 head butter lettuce DIRECTIONS: 1) Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high… Read More

Diet Myths Busted!

We have the best intentions when we set new goals and begin pursuing optimal health for ourselves. As we gather information, it can quickly get overwhelming and make our heads spin. There are thousands of books, articles, and websites with programs, tips, diets, products, and information out there claiming to help you get healthy fast. The problem is that science is corrupted by commercial influences and there are many misconceptions about what we can eat… Read More

Recipe of the Month: Easy Cheesy Spinach Ball Appetizers

Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 35 min Total Time: 50 min Yield: 30 spinach balls Ingredients: 2/3 cup frozen spinach 3 eggs 1/2 cup 1/4 cup fresh herbs of your choice (i.e. Cilantro or Italian seasoning) 1 cup panko crumbs 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Defrost frozen spinach and finely chop. In a medium mixing bowl, combine spinach, eggs, cheese, herbs and panko crumbs until it forms a batter which… Read More

Recipe of the Month: Steak Salad

A steak salad is a great way to pair a delicious tasting steak with some antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables. 450 Calories, 28 grams of fate, 18 grams of carbs, and 39 grams of protein Ingredients 6 oz. flank steak 2 C. spring mix 1/2 C. blueberries 2 Tbsp. oil and vinegar dressing 1/4 C. chopped cilantro 2 Tbsp. lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Steps 1. Cover flank steak with lime juice and… Read More

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