I wanted to make sure you knew about my favorite springtime snack recipe. This quick, ultra-simple carrot top pesto lets you finally embrace those fluffy carrot-top greens that peek out from your bag on your way home from the farmer's market. Don't toss them in the trash, or even the compost! This surprising ingredient is not only brimming with good for you nutrients and antioxidants, it's a fresh, crave worthy take on pesto. And eating "root to tip" is one of the best ways to get more value for your for food dollar while eating in a way that helps regenerate both body and planet. A fun tip is to slice those beta-carotene-rich carrots on the diagonal. It makes for a welcome change from ho-hum carrot sticks (not to mention, they also provide the perfect shelf to slather pesto on — think carrot chips).Read More
Somewhere along the way, snacking has become the official 4th meal of the day in America: according to the latest government estimates, snacking has grown from about 12% of calories in the 1970’s to nearly 24% today. So I was excited to share some of my favorite healthy and quick clean-eating snack ideas that I am absolutely loving right now with MindBodyGreen. While there's no formal or scientific definition for "clean" in the nutrition or medical communities, the intention here is to celebrate snacks that pack some of nature's most vital nutrients in minimally processed, whole food forms. I hope that these recipes make the fall rush a bit easier, healthier, and more delicious for you and your family.Read More
When summer produce hits its stride - as it’s doing right now, you can let Mother Nature do most of the work when it comes to prepping kid friendly snacks - which certainly does makes the living (or at least, the feeding) easy.
I was asked to share 6 of my favorite kid friendly summer snacks with my friends at MindBodyGreen. To make the cut, they had to be tasty bites filled with kid-appeal that help me get out of the kitchen faster - in less than 5 minutes in fact. Not to mention, stretch my kids' culinary wings with every delicious bite.Read More