All posts tagged: fruit

Berry Cherry Pie

Pie makes me happy. But I do NOT like pies that require lots washing, peeling, and chopping, so I created this perfect fruit pie. As with all of my food inventions, it meets my criteria of easy, delicious, and nutritious….

What Can I Eat With All This Coffee?

I often enjoy coffee, but sometimes I have to drink it more than I would like to and it clashes with my meals and snacks. Most food that goes well with coffee (i.e. sugar-crusted donuts) is NOT GOOD FOR YOU. I don’t want my cholesterol to spike and my jeans to get tight because I needed more caffeine this week, so I made a list of go-to foods for us to solve the dilemma….

What to Pack in Your Kids’ Lunch

Our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, is an expert at finding truly nutritious food that her kids will actually eat. That seems like a miracle to me, so I wanted to find out exactly what she packs in their school lunches to make all moms’ and dads’ lives easier. Here’s her list….

Tara Approved Snacks

Since interviewing our wellness contributor, Tara Felice, for the article, “Food Jargon Decoded,” I’ve been trying to avoid eating foods that have sewage in them. It’s not easy. I have a zippy metabolism and need to consume a lot of food. So, I made Tara give me a list of “non-sewage” snacks that are nice and nourishing. Here it is…

Christmas Morning French Toast

Of course, all of you know how hectic it is on Christmas morning. Opening presents, opening stockings, making Christmas greeting phone calls, and getting dressed for the big day! Then you have to worry about getting a good breakfast into everyone to make it through the big day! Also, you just never know how long it will be before you get that Christmas dinner! So, when my children were young, I would make this wonderful, warm, fruity, and nutritious breakfast ahead of time! Made the day just that much cozier! Mmmmmm!!

Puree Away: BBK Smoothie!

I absolutely adore smoothies!  Any type of smoothie—fruit or veggie, or fruit AND veggie!  It occurred to me recently, when my husband and I were on our cross-country road trip (something we talked about doing for over 30 years), that I could actually have “smoothie withdrawal”!   Yep, you heard  it here.  Who knew, that the United States of America restaurants were not as smoothie savvy as I!!  What?!?!?!  Really!!!!  They are a quick and healthy way to get your protein and fiber….AND it’s fun!!!!  You can add ANYTHING you want.  My fave is the Banana Blueberry Kale Smoothie. Recipe follows.  However, you can always change it up…Just throw all the ingredients in your blender at once and puree away! So, go ahead, mix it up a little (get it?!) BBK Smoothie ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt ¼ cup water (more if smoothie comes out thicker than you would like) ½ banana 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 cup kale 1 packet of stevia 1 squirt of lime juice (1/8 tsp) sprinkle of turmeric and ginger powders 3 …