Gluten-Free Father’s Day Feast

Gluten-Free Father’s Day Feast

Chicken Skewers with Cashew Pesto Sauce Fire up the grill and get your wooden skewers blanched in water. The star of this simple dish is the sauce. Made with cashews instead of pine nuts, this sauce is a great savory alternative. Ingredients 2 c. Fresh Basil 1/2 c....
Healthy Carb Breakfast for Your Body Type

Healthy Carb Breakfast for Your Body Type

"Carbohydrates." Say the word and almost everyone listens.  Most of us know that when we eat carbohydrates, our body stores them in our muscles and liver for immediate use for energy. What we don't store in either of those two departments gets stored as fat. Not...
Calorie Crazy vs Calorie Conscious?

Calorie Crazy vs Calorie Conscious?

Several years ago I trained a great client who  showed up for every session with a calorie-counting heart rate monitor ready to go. I also had another client around that same time who would show up shortly after breakfast worried about the 200 calories she just...
The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Summer is just a couple weeks away. Fruit salads and grilled veggies will be pushed into high gear. I always encourage people to try to shop organic when it comes to produce. Aside from a higher nutrient value in organically-produced produce, organic fruits and...
Is the Breakfast You’re Eating Right for Your Body?

Is the Breakfast You’re Eating Right for Your Body?

Eating the right foods in the morning plays a bigger role in how healthy or unhealthy you eat for the rest of the day. Breakfast sets a whole chain of events in motion, from maintaining even energy levels (thanks to blood sugar levels) to keeping cravings in check...
The Best Adult Dessert Ever: Raw Brownies

The Best Adult Dessert Ever: Raw Brownies

Last week I spoke at the Kenmore Live Studios in Chicago for a Families in the Loop event. It was a pre-Mother's Day event, largely geared around food, fitness and style. I was there to give a few tips on how to stay healthy, but the real star of the show was Beth...