Walnut Granola

If you love granola and have been told to stay away from the sugar and fat laden versions of it, this recipe is for you.  This granola recipe has less sugar, oil and salt than most store bought versions and it still tastes great.  You can’t completely leave out the oil  otherwise it won’t be crunchy.  It’s become a staple in our home.  My daughter takes it to preschool...
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Corn, Scallion and Cilantro Arepas

Another great recipe for the entire family. These savory pancakes are quick, easy and nutritious.


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Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Sauce

Tofu is so versatile, low calorie and packed with healthy protein that I’m always looking for new recipes.  The cilantro sauce really makes the tofu stand out.  It’s also delicious served with grilled summer squash, mushrooms or other grilled vegetables.  I mopped it up with some crusty bread, like a baguette.   Ingredients: 2 cups cilantro leaves 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2...
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Butternut Squash Soup (Video)

This soup is creamy, delicious and nutritious.  It’s perfect for lunch, dinner or a great beginning to a Thanksgiving meal. Butternut squash is low in calories and high in vitamin A, C and fiber.  The jalapeno adds a nice kick but you can leave it out if you prefer a mild taste. The recipe is for a 2lb butternut squash, if you ed up with a lighter or heavier one, simply reduce or...
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Cilantro Brown Rice (Video)

This is a great recipe to introduce brown rice to your family.  It’s easy, requires only a few ingredients, and is packed with nutrients. Brown rice is considered a whole grain.  Whole Grains include the entire grain:  bran, germ and endosperm.  Most of the nutrition is in the bran and germ which is packed with fiber, b-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin E, antioxidants and...
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Baked Pita and Tortilla Chips (Video)

These chips are more nutritious and lower in calories than regular chips.  They are higher in fiber,  lower in fat and salt and are a third of the cost of regular tortilla chips.  They are so easy to make that it’s a great recipe to make with your kids. For Video click:  HERE   Ingredients: 3 corn tortilla, cut into quarters 3 whole wheat pita bread, cut into quarters...
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