Creamy Vegetable Soup

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN I am not sure why but for the longest time I thought making a soup from scratch was too difficult, however after making my first soup years ago I realized I was very wrong. Soups are super easy to make and difficult to burn! They make your house smell amazing as the flavors simmer together all day. This creamy vegetable soup … Continue reading Creamy Vegetable Soup

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN This is a spin on the standard meatloaf recipe. I replaced ground beef with ground turkey (to reduce fat, calories and cholesterol). I also incorporated a zucchini and onion (for added fiber and antioxidants). I did test this recipe on a group of 4 people and no one could tell the differences between my recipe and the standard meatloaf! I paired … Continue reading Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Broccoli

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN A recipe with a name like this sounds indulgent and “unhealthy” doesn’t it? Well with a few tweaks to a standard mac and cheese recipe a delicious and nutritious meal can be made. Whole grain pasta is used (for more protein and fiber) and cottage cheese replaces half the amount of cheese (for less fat and more protein). Pair this mac … Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Chicken Sandwich Lunchbox

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN This chicken sandwich lunchbox only took me 5 minutes to prepare. It features a Boars Head reduced sodium chicken sandwich with lettuce, pickles and a Ranch/Greek yogurt dressing. It pairs perfectly with fresh pineapple and carrot/celery sticks. INGREDIENTS for one serving: Whole grain bun 3 oz Boar’s Head Golden Classic – Oven Roasted Chicken Breast (42% lower sodium) 1 lettuce leaf … Continue reading Chicken Sandwich Lunchbox

Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns and Turkey Bacon

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN This breakfast is a balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat. It is great to enjoy on a weekend, as it does take a little bit more time to prepare. I packed my scrambled eggs and hash browns chock full of veggies to offer my body more vitamins, minerals and fiber. INGREDIENTS for 1 serving: 1 medium potato (about 4 oz), skin … Continue reading Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns and Turkey Bacon

Spinach, Mushroom, Chicken Pizza

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN This spin on the classic pizza recipe loads each slice with extra veggies and combines all the toppings, cheese and pesto on a whole grain crust. Serve with a side salad. INGREDIENTS for 4 servings: 1 TBS olive oil 12 oz chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces 2 tsp Italian seasoning 12″ whole wheat pizza crust (sold at Target) 1.5 … Continue reading Spinach, Mushroom, Chicken Pizza

Siggi’s Yogurt

By Gracie Barresi, RDN/LDN I am always getting asked what is the best type of yogurt to consume. There are two nutrients that should be looked at when reviewing the label: protein and sugar content. You want to make sure your yogurt has plenty of protein while keeping sugar levels to a minimum. Greek yogurt can often meet this criteria however some people complain it … Continue reading Siggi’s Yogurt