Lunch

Tomato White Bean Soup with Kale Pesto {Recipe}

Warm up this fall and winter with a bowl of tomato white bean soup topped off with a dollop of kale pesto. Serve with a hunk of crusty bread for dipping. Even though I grew up and still live in the northeast, I’m not the biggest fan of cold weather. The only thing I like about the cold? It coincides with soup season! I could (and do) eat soup all year long – even on the hottest days of summer, but there’s really nothing I love more on a cold day than to warm up with a bowl of hot soup. I love every… read more »

Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Sandwich {Recipe ReDux}

The classic tuna sandwich gets an upgrade with this mayo-free tuna hummus salad sandwich, perfect for the kids’ lunchbox or anyone’s mid-day meal! I received free samples of Sabra Spreads mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Tuna salad and sandwiches have been a staple of my diet since I was a child, and they now make a regular appearance… read more »

Farinata with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Drizzle {Recipe ReDux}

Be transported to Italy with this easy, gluten-free, and vegetarian Farinata with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto. It’s Recipe ReDux time and I’m loving this month’s theme! A Vacation-Inspired Recipe Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about a trip you took state-side or internationally and create a healthy recipe from an unforgettable meal you enjoyed. Or, create a recipe from a native ingredient you saw or tasted on your travels.  As soon as I… read more »

5 Quick, Easy, and Healthy School Lunch Ideas + 36 Recipes To Try

Packing a healthy school lunch for your kids is quick and easy with these five kid- and mom-approved ideas (plus 36 recipes to put them into action)! Everyone knows what the month of August is well-known for: back to school season (and brutally hot temperatures, at least here in NY!). But did you know that August is also Kids Eat Right Month?! Coincidence or not, I can’t think of a better time to focus on healthy practices for feeding children than the start of a new school year. After all, the sum… read more »

Summer Steak Salad with Champagne-Shallot Vinaigrette {Recipe}

Umami-rich grilled flank steak tops a bed of baby spinach, crisp green beans, and sweet strawberries in this light summer salad drizzled with a sparkling, tangy Champagne shallot vinaigrette. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Beef Days of Summer,” and developing the recipe found in the July 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my own. The past few weeks have been brutally ho… read more »