It’s a new year and many of us are looking for ways to lighten up our meals and incorporate more whole, nutritious ingredients into our recipes. While this is a positive thing, it’s important not to go overboard and restrict ourselves just because it’s January. One of my favorite tips when making lifestyle changes is…

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What does it mean to eat a balanced breakfast? In my book, I try to achieve balance by including protein, complex carbs and heart-healthy fats into one meal with an emphasis on food that are also packed with vitamins and minerals. In the case of today’s recipe, sweet potato breakfast hash, here is how it…

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I’m not sure there’s a simpler or more delicious side dish than crispy baked sweet potato wedges with a spicy dipping sauce. And, I am certain this is one of the funnest ways to eat nutrient-packed sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are filled with vitamin A and C, potassium, B vitamins and vitamin E. They are…

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It’s officially time to plan recipes for the holidays, and one of the dishes I look forward to every single year is sweet potato casserole! There are so many renditions of this southern classic, and this version has some unique flavors that I think you’ll fall in love with. The base is mashed sweet potatoes,…

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Growing up in the Midwest meant potato salads were basically the star of the show at every potluck and summer gathering. Most of them, while delicious, were ladened with mayonnaise with little trace of potatoes, eggs, herbs or other vegetables. I am a huge mayonnaise fan, but I like the actual salad to shine while…

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