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TROPICAL STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

I first shared this Aloha Tropical Smoothie recipe on Lil Luna where I am a contributor. Beat the summer heat with a yummy, refreshing, and healthy Tropical Strawberry Smoothie.  No need to go to Hawaii when you’ve got this in hand! I thought it was humid living ...

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HONEY CILANTRO LIME SHRIMP

We’re enjoying our apartment life in New York but one of the things I miss most about our townhouse in good ole Omaha is our beloved grill. We really got some good use out of it and man does it ...

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8 Anti-Inflammatory Spices for Easing Arthritis

Living with arthritis is no picnic. Depending on the type and severity, this disease can make everyday tasks such as tying shoes or even walking impossible. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to arthritis as a ...

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Best Banana Bread

Ingredients SERVINGS 10 YIELD 1loaf UNITS US 1⁄2cup butter 1cup sugar 2eggs, beaten 3bananas, finely crushed (for serious and extreme moist and delicious, try 4 bananas) 1 1⁄2cups flour 1teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2teaspoon salt 1⁄2teaspoon vanilla (optional) Directions Remove odd ...

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The Healthiest Ice Creams and Frozen Desserts

Even though I’m a dietitian, I still scream for ice cream, gelato and other refreshing frozen treats – especially on sweltering summer days. I’ve always noticed that eating a scoop of ice cream, froyo or my favorite novelty (ice cream ...

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Can Certain Foods Help Reduce Inflammation?

Research indicates that inflammation likely plays a role in the development of diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer. While lifestyle choices and environmental factors can trigger inflammation, it can also be combated with ...

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Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

IngredientsNutrition SERVINGS 6-8 UNITS US 6ears corn on the cob, in their husks (Or however many will fit in your oven.) water, to rinse them Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse ears. Place corn cobs directly on middle rack in ...

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10 Power Foods to Maximize Your Workouts

It’s easy to envy the chiseled, uber-lean physiques of professional athletes and assume they subsist on protein powders, energy bars or other supplements to maintain their competition-ready shapes. But as a sports nutritionist who’s worked with numerous elite-level athletes including ...

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Restaurant Teriyaki Sauce

Ingredients YIELD 1 1/2cups, approx. UNITS US 1⁄4cup soy sauce 1cup water 1⁄2teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄4teaspoon garlic powder 5tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 -2tablespoon honey 2tablespoons cornstarch 1⁄4cup cold water   Mix all but cornstarch and 1/4c water in a ...

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