Chocolate Coconut Strawberry Smoothie + The Latest Scoop on Chocolate & Health

Chocolate Coconut Strawberry Smoothie

What would you say if I told you this super delicious and nourishing chocolate coconut strawberry smoothie may be just your ticket to a happy gut and a healthy heart? If you're saying "Cheers!", read on for the latest research findings on dark chocolate, gut microbes, and heart health, then get my super simple recipe for delicious health! … [Read more...]

Coffee Talk + Fresh Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie

Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie

Pull up a seat because we're having pie tonight.  As in Fresh Strawberry Chia Baked Oatmeal Pie. … [Read more...]

Recipe Redux: Indian Spiced Turkey Patties w/ Cashew Coconut Mango Chutney

Indian Spiced Turkey Patties with Cashew Coconut Mango Chutney

Spice up your life with these Indian Spiced Turkey Burgers with Cashew Coconut Mango Chutney! I think I've come to the brilliant conclusion, that in this world there are  two types of cooks.  Those that are flippers, and those that are not. … [Read more...]

Marvelous Magnesium {Part 2} // Food, Supplements, & Recipes for Optimal Health

Marvelous Magnesium Infographic~Health, Food & Supplements // The Spicy RD

A couple of weeks ago I shared WHY magnesium is so important for optimal health, {congrats to my SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds Giveaway winner Vunda Vall!} and this week, I'm excited to share HOW to make sure you are getting enough magnesium in your diet with food, supplements if needed, and delicious magnesium recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. … [Read more...]

Dutch Baby Pancake w/ Monterey Jack Cheese, Asparagus, & Microgreens

Dutch Baby Pancake with Monterey Jack, Asparagus, and Microgreens

I received a gift card to offset the expense of my ingredients for this Dutch Baby Pancake with Monterey Jack Cheese, Asparagus, and Microgreens. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Note to self: Next time, read the Recipe ReDux Recipe Contest directions first. Duly. Noted. Had I followed my own advice, I would have FIRST created this Savory Dutch Baby Pancake w/ Garlic Jack … [Read more...]

Marvelous Magnesium {Part 1} + A SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seed Giveaway

Bananas Foster Breakfast Bowl w Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Did you know pumpkin seeds are nutrition superstars when it comes to magnesium? Oh, and did you also know that one of my favorite new healthy gourmet snacks, SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds, is packed with magnesium {over 40 % of the daily recommended intake!} and other healthy stuff??? Now you know. I've got a delicious SuperSeedz giveaway for you to enter, but let's talk magnesium first, because it plays a key supporting role in hundreds of chemical reactions in our bodies, yet it also happens to be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies … [Read more...]

Re-Boot Green Juice to Fire Up Your Day!

Re-Boot Green Juice to Fire Up Your Day

Some mornings need a quick re-boot, like this super delicious, nutrient packed apple, kale, lime, basil green juice! Do you ever have those mornings where, no matter how many cups of coffee you knock back, there's just no energy flowing at all? … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Almonds + A Fabulous Almond Giveaway!

10 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Almons + An Almond Giveaway

Last February 16 was National Almond Day, and in honor of the day, and thanks to the generosity of the Almond Board of California, I was hoping to share some of my favorite healthy and delicious ways to enjoy almonds with you, plus I've got some fabulous almond goodies to give away to you! … [Read more...]

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Walnut Pudding + #OlympicMoms Confessions

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Pudding

#OlympicMoms Confession time... I wanted to share this {Almost} Raw Chocolate Walnut Pudding with you a couple of weeks ago. I created it in the spur of the moment, one morning when I hadn't eaten any breakfast yet {guilty as charged!} and I was having a wee bit of a chocolate craving. Fortunately, as the chocolate Gods would have it, I discovered some leftover black beans in the fridge, along with some raw cocoa powder in the pantry, plus a few other healthy goodies. Yes-beans. In pudding.  Just stay with me here and trust me that … [Read more...]

Healthy Families for Life…Join the 2014 #OlympicMoms Challenge!

OlympicMoms 2014 - Join the fun, share fitness and nutrition tips, and cheer your family on to a healthy lifestyle! #OlympicMoms

Get ready to be an Olympian by joining myself, and 13 more inspiration bloggers over the next two weeks of the Olympics in the 2014 #OlympicMoms and #OlympicDads challenge.  Read on for more... How many of you dreamed of being an Olympic athlete one day?? Me? Most definitely! My first Olympic aspiration was to be a gymnast, a la Olga Korbut or Nadia Comaneci.  The only problem was that my BEST tricks were cartwheels and cherry drops {does anyone do these anymore???}, and my splits were more "tiny wedge of pie" like than straight on … [Read more...]

{Recipe Redux} Pistachio Pairing Party for One

Pistachio Party for 1: Tangerines, Melted Chocolate, Pistachio Nuts & Green Tea

"By posting this pistachio pairing with in-shell pistachio nuts, tangerines, melted chocolate, and green tea, I am entering a contest sponsored by the Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I received free pistachio samples from the Pistachio Health Institute. I was not compensated for my time." Today you are having a party. It is just for you.  No one else is invited. Shhh...Don't tell a soul. … [Read more...]

Super Bowl 2014 Recipe Round-Up {Healthy, Delicious, & Gluten-Free}

Super Bowl 2014 Recipe Round-Up {Healthy, Delicious, & Gluten-Free}

12 healthy, delicious, and gluten-free recipes for Super Bowl Sunday 2014: From top to bottom & left to right...Rosemary Parmesan Polenta Fries; Avocado Smash; Ham, Manchego Cheese & Fig Sandwich; Spinach, Artichoke & Feta Strata w/ Greek Salsa; Amazingly Addictive Artichoke Squares; Farmer's Market BLT & Avocado Chopped Salad Pizza; Spinach, Goat Cheese, & Mushroom Pizza; DG's XXX Guacamole; Kale Caesar Salad; Eggplant, Bell Pepper, & Cheddar Cheese Pizza; Easiest Ever Homemade Hummus; Asian Chopped Salad w/ Peanut … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: Farmers Market BLT & Avocado Chopped Salad Pizza

Farmers Market BLT & Avocado Pizza Salad

This Farmers Market BLT and Avocado Chopped Salad Pizza is a deliciously healthy way to throw a pizza party! What do you think when you hear the words, Pizza Party!!!? Do you think (A) high carb, cheesy, greasy, {delicious} feast? Or do you think (B), fun, healthy, veggie loaded, {delicious} feast? If you picked the first one...I hear ya'! And, I see no problem with indulging in an occasional slice of A, but, if your goal is to eat a little healthier this year, I think you will also be pleasantly surprised by choice B as well. … [Read more...]

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae

Disclosure: By posting this Warm Tropical Wild Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Sundae recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. Ever have a sundae for breakfast? Ever have a sundae for breakfast and feel super virtuous while eating it??? If you have {eaten one that is} that's A-ok. But you could probably eat this "Maine meets the Tropics" inspired Warm Tropical Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast … [Read more...]

Add Some Bling to Your Diet with The Little Book of Thin + A Recipe for Miso Broccoli & Quinoa Salad

Little Book of Thin Review & Giveaway plus a Recipe for Miso Broccoli & Quinoa Salad // The Spicy RD

I"m thrilled to share The Little Book of Thin with you today, written by my "virtual" friend, and fellow dietitian and nutritionist, Lauren Slayton of Foodtrainers in NYC. Oh, and I've got an awesome Miso Broccoli and Quinoa Salad to share with you too! … [Read more...]