Hey Ann: I need some new ideas on what to have for breakfast.

Q: Do you have any healthy breakfast suggestions? A:  Here are nine Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas to inspire you!  Eating a morning meal is a healthy habit to get into, especially if you are watching your weight.  Research has shown that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters are more successful at losing […]

Hey Ann: Whatcha bringing to the BBQ

Q:  What are some of your favorite BBQ side dish recipes? A:  Here are a few of my favorite salads and sides to inspire you to cook and eat healthy – enjoy the last days of summer! Stay tuned next month for some nutritious breakfast ideas to jumpstart your day! http://www.epicurious.com//recipes/food/views/corn-and-zucchini-salad-with-feta-51242120 http://www.epicurious.com//recipes/food/views/herby-black-rice-salad-with-radishes-and-ricotta-salata-56389760 http://www.epicurious.com//recipes/food/views/grilled-vegetables-51238080 http://www.epicurious.com//recipes/food/views/grilled-marinated-eggplant-359669 If […]

Hey Ann: Tell me more about Juicing

Q:  I am thinking about getting started with juicing, any suggestions? A:  Spring is a wonderful time to get started! Your body will thank you as juicing is nature’s vitamin pill.  It is so difficult to eat the amount of vegetables recommended by most experts (6-8 servings) in a typical day.  It takes a few […]

Organic Green Omelet

What’s so good about this meal?   Ingredients (serves 4) 5 large organic eggs or omega-3 eggs soy sauce 2 tablespoons broccoli florets 5 spears asparagus, chopped 1/4 cup halved string beans 1/2 cup fresh spinach 1 clove garlic, chopped dash of black pepper olive oil half a fistful of fresh parsley Instructions Stir the […]

Black Bean Cakes

What’s so good about this meal?   Ingredients (serves 4) 1 small onion, finely diced 7 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoon minced garlic 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 egg lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground […]