Zesty Catfish, Quinoa and Asparagus

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN This dinner has all components of the plate with carb, protein and fats. It is also high in fiber which will help keep you full through out the night. INGREDIENTS for 2 servings: Asparagus: 1 bushel of asparagus, about 12 spheres 1 TBS olive oil 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced Salt/pepper to taste Catfish: 8 oz fresh catfish, skinless and … Continue reading Zesty Catfish, Quinoa and Asparagus

Pickle Chips

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN These pickle chips are a spin on the traditional fried pickle. These are pickles that are covered in bread crumbs then baked in the oven until crisp. Pickles are served with a creamy spicy ranch flavored dipping sauce. This makes a great snack or awesome side. I enjoyed mine with a turkey burger and grilled zucchini. INGREDIENTS for 2 servings: 14 … Continue reading Pickle Chips

Slow and Steady Weight Loss Wins the Race

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN There is no quick fix. People often want a quick fix for weight loss they dream of loosing 20 pounds overnight. Unfortunately this just isn’t realistic. Weight loss that happens quickly is unhealthy, non-sustainable and often leads to further weight gain when you go back to your original lifestyle. Rapid weight loss puts stress on the body and makes it more … Continue reading Slow and Steady Weight Loss Wins the Race

Mini Protein Pancakes

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN These delicious little pancake cups make the perfect breakfast. It incorporates protein (from the Greek yogurt and egg) and fiber (from the berries) to create a breakfast that will keep you full. I made my pancake mix the night before and left it in the fridge overnight to make my morning more simple. INGREDIENTS for 1 serving: 3 TBS all purpose … Continue reading Mini Protein Pancakes

Hummus, Veggies and Pita Chips

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN This snack is simple and requires no cooking. It is a beautiful balance of protein, carbs and fiber – offering your body nutrients to power through the rest of the day. INGREDIENTS for 1 serving: 1/2 medium bell pepper sliced into strips 6 baby carrot sticks 1/2 cup pita chips (about 8 chips) 3 TBS hummus DIRECTIONS: Dunk veggies and pita … Continue reading Hummus, Veggies and Pita Chips

Chicken Noodle Soup

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN I was feeling under the weather and there is nothing more comforting than chicken noodle soup. This soup is so much better when it is homemade than from a can. You can control the amount of fat, protein, carbohydrates and salt when prepared yourself. INGREDIENTS for 4 servings: 1 TBS butter 16 oz chicken breast, diced 1 onion, peeled and chopped … Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup