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...
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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...
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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 jalapeño 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,...
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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,...
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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...
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