Do You Experience Autumn Anxiety?

The autumn season is book-ended by the carefree warmth of summer and the looming stress of the holiday season. The fall colors, cooler temps and pumpkin-spice everything are hallmarks of this transition that many people look forward to with anticipation. But for others, this shift in the seasons can also trigger stress and anxiety. This…

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Reset Your Hormones for Improved Health

Hormones affect everything, from blood sugar to blood pressure, growth/fertility, sex drive, metabolism, and even sleep. Their influence goes as far as changing the way we think and act day to day. At least 80% of us will struggle with a hormone problem in our lifetime, significant enough to cause disruption in our life quality,…

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How Your Gut & Skin Health Are Connected

Our guts are host to millions of bacteria of multiple different species and functions. In fact, there are so many bacteria in our gut that they outnumber the amount of cells in our body. This may sound a bit unsavory, especially when we are brought up believing that bacteria equals disease, but the bacteria in…

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Dial In Your Child’s Back to School Nutrition

Summer eating is full of poolside popsicles, juice boxes, barbeque cookouts, easy snacks for road trips and dining out while on vacation. With back to school is just around the corner, it is a perfect opportunity to recalibrate your child’s nutritional habits to help them feel good and perform well at school. The Committee on…

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Sweet Potato Hummus

This slightly sweet hummus is a fresh take on traditional flavors. Feel good about this snack! INGREDIENTS 1 large sweet potato (12–14 ounces), cooked and mashed 1 can (15 ounces) chick peas, drained, rinsed 1⁄4 cup tahini 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small clove garlic, halved 1 1⁄2 teaspoons…

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Guacamole

Avocados are rich in heart-healthy fats which can help lower your cholesterol! INGREDIENTS 2 cloves garlic, minced (≈ 2 teaspoons) 3 scallions or red onion, minced (≈ 1⁄4 cup) 1⁄4 jalapeño, minced 2 avocados, peeled 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (juice of 1⁄2 a lime) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 pinch of sea salt…

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Oven-Roasted Vegetables

A rainbow of color infuses this perfectly portioned side dish of perfectly roasted vegetables. INGREDIENTS 1 cup broccoli florets 1 cup cauliflower florets 1 cup carrots 1 cup bell peppers 1 cup onion 1 cup mushroom 1 cup yellow squash 1 cup asparagus 1⁄4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2…

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Basic Vinaigrette

Easy and flavorful, this vinaigrette will liven up any salad with its bright flavor. INGREDIENTS 1⁄4 cup vinegar of choice Juice of 1 lemon (≈ 3 tablespoons) 1 clove garlic (or 1 teaspoon minced garlic) 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon raw honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 1–2…

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Baked Salmon with Dill

This delightful dish is very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein. The dill flavor is herbaceous and slightly tangy in flavor. INGREDIENTS 4 salmon fillets (5 ounces each) 4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375° F.…

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Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes & Almonds

This quinoa salad features a variety of flavors and textures! INGREDIENTS Bottom Layer 2 cups water 1 1⁄4 cups quinoa, red or brown 1 teaspoon vinegar (rice or balsamic) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon lime juice 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoon olive oil 1⁄2 cup fresh mint, chopped 1⁄2 cup…

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