New Recipes – Vegan/Healthier Memorial Day/Shavuot 2017

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday celebrating the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. It’s a tradition to stay up all night learning Torah for the holiday. It’s also a tradition to stuff yourself full of cheesecake, lasagna and other dairy delights. If you’re looking for healthier options, keep reading! After a few tough years, […]

Unbelievable Brownies! Half Healthy, All Insanely Good!

The truth is, making a cake from scratch isn’t a big deal and doesn’t even take much longer than a cake mix. And brownies? Seriously exactly the same as a mix. The other advantage of making a cake or brownies from scratch, particularly brownies (because they’re always chocolate!), is that you can use cacao powder. That’s like cocoa powder before all the antioxidants are stripped from it. Cacao powder can actually have more antioxidants than blueberries! You know that whole, “But chocolate is good for you…” line we’ve been hearing for a few years. It actually can be true. But no, not a milk chocolate bar. Sorry!

Thanksgiving (w/Kids) Made Easy!

Easiest, Healthiest Thanksgiving Menu Ever! Hello, my Healthy Mamas! First, I want to let you guys (and gals – I’m from Chicago – you guys is gender inclusive!) know that the Healthy Family Healthy You book is wrapping up at lightning speed right now! In the next week, my beta readers will have received all […]

New Recipe! Best Ever Lasagna! Easy, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy!

Best Ever Lasagna! Vegan, Gluten-Free, Easy, Healthy. No Fake Cheese!

I made this dish last week for a Succos lunch. One of my guests, a friend’s daughter, is wheat-free and hates vegetables. I was sure this recipe would be my best bet. However, even I was surprised and thrilled when she and my other meat-loving guests couldn’t get enough of it (The vegetarians loved it too!). This lasagna was such a hit, I could have easily made two pans. My friend asked for the recipe so she could make it for her kids. I did teasingly say, “Buy the book.” Of course I was just kidding. I wouldn’t dream of making her – or you – wait!

Yummy, Healthy Breakfast Recipes!

This week, (see last week’s yuntov tips!), I’m giving you two easy, but hearty, breakfast recipes. You can also make the Tofu Scramble if it’s just your family eating a light dinner one night. This is an alternative to scrambled eggs and adds a number of vegetables and nutrients (and skips any high fat cheeses […]

Start your Healthy New Year with a Healthy Holiday!

At Rosh Hashanah we wish one another a happy, healthy and sweet new year. Unfortunately, sometimes the sweet is a bit too much of the focus! Heavy, calorie and meat-laden meals are not the best way to start a happy and healthy New Year! We think that tons of sweets and big meals will make us happy, but in the end they don’t…not in a physical or mental way.

Quick! Make this while the watermelon lasts!

The last few days I’ve noticed that the wind is picking up and each time the wind blows, leaves are raining down on the street. It may be September 4, but it is still summer and we’re enjoying the last days of its bounty. With this bounty, my daughter invented an incredible dessert! Frozen Watermelon Cupcakes!

Special 9 Days Dinner Menu and Recipes!

Special Nine (9) Days Vegetarian, Vegan, Non-Dairy Dinner Menu and Recipes! For my peeps who abstain from eating meat for the 9 days before Tisha B’Av (Jewish holiday commemorating the destruction of the ancient Temples), here’s an easy menu! You may want to save this for this coming Sunday evening. This would also make a […]

3 Ways to Stay Healthy on the Road! + 3 Recipes!

3 Ways to Stay Healthy on the Road! Plus 3 Recipes!

Are you traveling later this summer and nervous about access to healthy food? Or, did you already travel and have a disastrous food experience? If so, read on!

Red, White and Blue Recipes! 1 pie, 1 Salad & 3 Drinks!

Red, White and Blue Recipes! 1 pie, 1 Salad & 3 Drinks! All-American fun with watermelon and corn! And Pie! I know most people are focusing on barbequing meat this weekend. Let’s also focus on what will be refreshing, healthy and seasonal. Don’t forget FUN! Fourth of July Face Pie! (Serves 8) Fourth of July […]