Our Top Tips for Healthy Restaurant Dining

May 21, 2018

                                                        Source: monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Thinkstock Our Top Tips for Healthy Restaurant Dining Healthy restaurant dining: a realistic goal or a contradiction in terms? While restaurants are notorious for creating menu […]

Our Favorite Healthy Local Dining Options

May 21, 2018

Just a few of our Favorite Healthy Local Dining Options Desert Roots Kitchen: Desert Roots is aptly named. Its owner, Leslie Robin, opened this vegetarian restaurant on Mill Avenue after obtaining a degree in nutrition from ASU. Pita Jungle: This healthy Valley staple has been around for over two decades, and boasts 20 locations. With […]

10 Healthy Choices at Chain Restaurants

May 21, 2018

10 Healthy Choices at Chain Restaurants Chili’s: Grilled Chicken Salad (430 calories, 23g fat, 1140 mg sodium) Pei Wei: Thai Dynamite Steamed Shrimp (290 calories, 16 g fat, mg 1340 mg sodium) Cheesecake Factory: Grilled Steak Medallions (380 calories, 16 g fat, 867 mg sodium) Wildflower Bread: Turkey Waldorf Salad, no dressing (430 calories, 14.5 […]

Chipotle Copycat Steak Burritos, Lightened Up

May 21, 2018

Chipotle Copycat Steak Burritos, “Lightened Up” Recipe Adapted from Eating Well Photo courtesy of Chipotle Ingredients:  ½ c. salsa ½ c. water ¼ c. instant brown rice 1 15-oz. can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained 12 oz. strip steak, trimmed of visible fat and sliced thinly crosswise ¼ tsp. black pepper 1 Tbsp. canola […]

Go Further With Food

March 13, 2018

The Problem With Food Waste (And What You Can Do About It) March is #NationalNutritionMonth and the topic for this year is “Go Further with Food”, challenging us to look at food through a much greater lens. Americans have a major problem with wasting food. Due to high standards for palatability, low food prices, and […]

6 Ways to Turn One Meal Into Two

March 13, 2018

Save chicken carcass or vegetable scraps to make your own nourishing broth. Use leftover meats to top off salads or pizza—a little goes a long way in these dishes! Stretch leftover mashed potatoes by making them a filling for enchiladas or samosas. Add leftover fish to a whole wheat tortilla with some greens for a […]

Movie Review: Dive! (2009)

March 13, 2018

The scene opens with several scruffy-looking young men lingering in a dark alleyway. They sidle up to a dumpster, throwing nervous glances over their shoulders. Are we about to witness a crime? No, it’s a scene from the 2009 documentary Dive!, and this group of guys is about to go dumpster diving. In this enlightening […]

Warm Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Creamy Dill Dressing

March 13, 2018

Ingredients: Kosher salt 1 pound baby new potatoes 2 c. leftover rotisserie (or other cooked) chicken, cut into ½-inch pieces 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup finely chopped dill 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound asparagus (about 1 bunch), trimmed 4 cups watercress, baby arugula, or […]

Change Your Life

May 01, 2014

Whether you’re battling heart disease, diabetes or food allergies, confounded by a scale that won’t budge or are plagued by a diet that leaves you without energy, nutritional counseling has the potential to make a dramatic life change.