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Tabbouli- Parsley Salad

Looking for a tangy, refreshing #summersalad? If you have a little extra time, and you've got some knife skillz, try tabbouli. It's a #fitandfresh mediterranean salad made from primarily parsley and tomatoes. Popular in the Levant region of the Middle East, where Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and now Israel call home. Growing up, this was literally the only vegetable form I would eat without a fight #lebaneseandproud. If I wasn't eating tabbouli, I was begging for grilled cheese,

Shakshuka

Eggs are not as bad for our heart as research once suggested. In fact, the cholesterol in eggs we are finding in most cases gets metabolized and doesn't raise blood cholesterol. However, there are still some of us out there with more of a sensitivity to high cholesterol and need to be extra careful. Who loves eggs? ME ME ME!! #eggfanatic I enjoy making and eating eggs in all ways. Though most recipes require usually require adding oil or butter, but in my house i typically po

August's Recipe of the Month

Looking for a tangy, refreshing #summersalad? If you have a little extra time, and you've got some knife skillz, try tabbouli. It's a #fitandfresh mediterranean salad made from primarily parsley and tomatoes. Popular in the Levant region of the Middle East, where Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and now Israel call home. Growing up, this was literally the only vegetable form I would eat without a fight #lebaneseandproud. If I wasn't eating tabbouli, I was begging for grilled cheese,

Make your own pasta sauce

Making your own sauce is crazy easy. Prego? Ragu? Imposters. They use cheaper ingredients with less natural flavor, and then add sugar. Its totally not needed, and homemade sauce takes like 15 minutes or less to prepare. Like the idea of no prep meals? Triple the recipe. Freeze or can the rest. If canned with the proper technique your pasta sauce will be good for about 6 months. Change the sauce to a creamy-based one by using plain fat free yogurt (try my take on the Turkish

Protein Pasta

Making a quick weeknight meal from scratch is tough for most of us. If you're trying to stay fit or reach a fitness goal it's often helpful, however, to take extra time to think about and plan what you're cooking, how it should be balanced, and to assess whether you're getting enough macro and micronutrients in proportion to your lifestyle... Since we don't have time for that, instead, wouldn't it be nice to have some dry stuff in the pantry that's already balanced and only t

Not yo Mamma's Oatmeal

I've had patients come into my office for their first consultation, totally terrified by the doctor's findings and lab results, that decide to do everything they've head that helps with heart health, blood sugar control, kidney health, etc. A common change people make is to change their regular breakfast to oatmeal. Plain, boiled oats in water or milk. Every. Day. For the few that like it that way, great! That's less work for you. For the rest of us who want more than just #b

Artificial Sweeteners: How Sweet It Is

There's nothing I wouldn't do for some sweet snacks once in a while. And when weight and health is a focus, its hard to navigate the candy aisle. There are all kinds of sweets out there, even sugar substitutes for diabetics and people trying to lose weight. But there is so much controversy surrounding artificial sugars and sugar substitutes... Is it still alright to eat my sucralose-laden fiber one bars? Should I opt for the #sweeterthansugar stevia-sweetened protein powder?