Archive for ‘Snacks’

February 19, 2014

January 8, 2014

Lemon and Garlic Brussel Sprouts

This is a simple yet flavorful dish that really showcases the veggies! Great for any veggie lover, or you can make someone a veggie convert with this simple roasting method.


4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon minced garlic, I used the jar variety that I had on hand but fresh would be amazing in this, especially if you love the taste of garlic

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, as desired to taste

2-3 cups of brussel sprouts, cut in halves or quarters


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line with parchment paper or spray with a cooking spray/coconut oil or butter. Mix the first four ingredients well in a bowl. Pour the dressing over the brussel sprouts on the baking sheet or in a bowl and lay the sprouts out for roasting. Keep an eye on them, as they can burn easily, but 15-20 minutes is a good time for them to roast.





December 12, 2013

Benefits of Kefir

December 11, 2013

Greek Yogurt with Bee Pollen and Honey

A quick snack that is satisfying and a good source of protein and antioxidants!

1 small container of plain Greek yogurt (I love Fage)
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon bee pollen





July 24, 2013

Mango Green Smoothie

Will keep you full for hours, and is a great recovery smoothie because it has potassium from the banana. Feel free to add some greek yogurt for more protein or if you are not worried about keeping it vegan!


1 cup frozen mango chunks

1 banana, sliced

2 cups baby spinach leaves or 1 cup frozen

1/2 cup chia gel (chia seeds soaked in water or coconut water for a couple hours in a glass jar, lasts for a week and adds awesome protein to your smoothies)

1 tsp cinnamon


Blend and love!



July 11, 2013

July 11, 2013

Travel Snacks

I am sure a lot of you are going on trips for the summer and looking for a good travel snack that prevents you from eating the junk on planes! Here is my go to list of things to pack that hold up incredibly and don’t need any refrigeration but give you the most bang for your buck! This is directed mostly towards my US readers because I am not sure of the international laws when it comes to international flights!

Short Flights and within the US (less than 3 hours). The ones with asterisks are good for long flights as well.

Reduced fat cheeses, string and Babybel

Fruit, bananas, apples, oranges

Dried kale chips, dehydrated is the best*

Sweet potato chips

Beet chips

Hummus, less than 3 oz



Dried figs*

Celery Sticks

Small containers of peanut butter/any nut butter*



Flax crackers, brown rice crackers*

Pita rounds/bread*

July 1, 2013

Cinnamon Sea Salt Organic Popcorn

New obsession.


1 package organic popcorn

Cinnamon , to taste

2 teaspoons freshly ground Pink Himalayan salt

1 tablespoon light dark brown sugar


Cook popcorn according to package directions. Top with cinnamon, brown sugar and sea salt.

June 4, 2013

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad with Mustard and Dill

Be good to yourself. If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live? Kobi Yamada

This week has been a blur (when hasn’t my life been a blur lately?) but a pleasant blur. The weekend was fun and pretty packed. I watched Pitch Perfect with my best friend and we had some awesome cheeses (a pretty smooth mushroomy brie, the world’s oldest cheddar, and a strong blue cheese) from Di Bruno Bros, fresh summer fruits (gorgeous kiwi, ripe mango , and some awesome Cinnamon Olive Oil Chocolate Torte. It was a much needed break from the week with refreshing wine and laughs. Her beautiful cats always make me smile and so does she.


I went to Farmacia again on Saturday, for brunch this time, which is by far their better meal. so if you are in Olde City and want to have a great brunch, they have it. I had the crabmeat omelet with spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes, and a side of aged cheddar grits with some hearty multigrain bread. The Farmacia brunch deal is pretty spectacular because there is half off drinks for the whole brunch menu, so it is a great time to get a five dollar mimosa, or in my case a Bloody Mary. Guys, I cannot stress to you how delicious this Bloody Mary was. It is not one of those drinks I order often so it was even more of a unexpected delight. I love savory drinks, and their signature Bloody Mary was the perfect blend of savory with spices and acidity. Sorry I didn’t take a photo before I gulped half of it down! I could not control myself, it was that good.


This egg salad recipe is fabulous. I made in in 5 minutes after a long day of yoga classes and feeling sore. I start strength training this week so I am upping my protein. This has the perfect tang from the Greek yogurt and the salty, fresh taste from the fresh dill herbs, and the kick from the mustard. Perfectly easy to make on a Sunday to make lunch for the week, easy to take to work or to the park, and no heating! Perfect for summer weather. How is it June?!


Serves 2

4 hardboiled eggs

4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons or more, to taste of horseradish mustard, or mustard of your choice (Dijon would be oh so nice)

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Pink himalyan salt, about 1 teaspoon

3 or 4 sprigs of dill. chopped


Chop hardboiled eggs finely or roughly, depending on how you like your egg salad. Top with yogurt and ACV. Add mustard and mix well. Top with spices and mix well. Spread on crackers or sprouted bread like I have featured here or great with romaine leaves.





May 13, 2013

Garlic Sesame Dressing with Truffle Oil

Silky garlic deliciousness. Mix it up in a glass jar and save it to use through the week on your salads or even on your proteins.


5 cloves or more of roasted garlic

2 tablespoons truffle oil

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon grainy mustard

Pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon black or white sesame seeds, toasted if you want more flavor


Shake it all up and pour on your greens or protein.