Reading the Label of a Popular Can of Soup

Reading the Label of a Popular Can of Soup

Soup makes an ideal meal or side because it is both nourishing and nutritious – and an easy way to get in a variety of vegetables and protein into your diet. In an ideal world, we would make all of our soups from scratch; in our busy world, it may be more enticing to grab … Read More

Chicken Tomato Rice Soup Recipe

Chicken Tomato Rice Soup Recipe

This comforting and healthful recipe was inspired by my husband’s Greek heritage. It’s a Mediterranean spin on the soup that my Grandmother made for me as a child. You can also use the discarded chicken to make homemade stock. (Serves 6) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 large red onion, medium dice 1 large carrot, … Read More

Chicken Meatball and Hearty Vegetable Soup Recipe

Chicken Meatball and Hearty Vegetable Soup Recipe

I absolutely love to cook soups and share these recipes with my clients. They are so comforting, and you can build them with lots of vegetables and lean protein. They are also full of fiber which fills you up in a healthful way. You can also freeze individual servings for future use[1]. This recipe serves … Read More

Lemon-Dill Chicken Meatball Soup

Lemon-Dill Chicken Meatball Soup

I love this soup recipe for a refreshing, light meal. If you want to make it heartier, it pairs well with wild rice. Just add it in while the soup is simmering and cook according to package directions. Makes 4 Servings 1 cup carrots, large dice 1 cup celery, large dice 1 small onion, large … Read More

Cream of Potato and Chicken Sausage Soup

Cream of Potato and Chicken Sausage Soup

Fill a dutch oven (or stock pot) with enough water to cover an inch of the potatoes. Boil for about 6-7 minutes until soft. They do not need to be cooked through yet. Drain the pot and set potatoes aside.

Homemade Broccoli Soup

Homemade Broccoli Soup

1 large head of broccoli, washed and chopped 1 large onion, diced 2 red potatoes, chopped 1 tsp. sea salt 2 garlic cloves, pressed 2 cups vegetable broth Place all ingredients in your Vitamix (or a comparable blender like the Nutribullet) and start at variable one (or use Soup setting). While the machine is running quickly … Read More

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

I love pumpkin because it’s delicious and nutritious – and even the seeds have many health benefits! A one-ounce portion (about 1/4 cup) is about 150 calories, 15 grams of healthful fat, a few carbs and 8 to 10 grams of plant protein. They are also nutrient-packed – and tasty! The benefits of pumpkin seeds … Read More

How To Read a Popular Food Snack Label

How To Read a Popular Food Snack Label

When you first look at a snack package,  you want to look at what’s in it and determine whether or not you want to put these ingredients in your body. Ingredients are listed in descending order by amount. The first ingredient listed is the largest amount in the product; the last ingredient is the least … Read More

Erin Clifford’s Holiday Gift Guide

Erin Clifford’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are practically here which means it’s time to start holiday gift buying! Here are some of my favorite health-related things, which would make fab gifts for your girlfriends. Time to shop! Dutch Oven An enameled cast-iron Dutch Oven is my all-time favorite kitchen essential. It is extremely versatile and the perfect kitchen tool … Read More

How to Build a Guilt Free Thanksgiving Plate

How to Build a Guilt Free Thanksgiving Plate

When it comes to diet, I’ve always been a big fan of balance. While I do emphasize eating non-starchy vegetables and lean protein meals, I couldn’t go without including my favorite family staples such as macaroni and cheese and my Grandma’s famous apple pie. Both of which I’ll be cooking for my family’s Thanksgiving celebration. … Read More