Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Good for Everyone

Whether you are trying to lose weight or you are battling type 2 diabetes or even inflammation, this dessert will revive your palate, excite your senses and is therapeutic.  Chia is high in protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids (4915 mg/oz), also an excellent source of calcium, zinc, and manganese.  These ingredients are the best when it comes to fighting disease such as diabetes, heart disease, and inflammation. You can learn more about the virtues of chia seeds here. Coconut milk has medium chain Continue reading →

Delicious Protein Balls

Are you in the mood for something sweet this weekend?  Or maybe you want to indulge after a hard working week.  Or you may just want to experiment with something new.  No matter how you approach it, these little bites are delicious, fun and easy to make, and so rewarding.  Worried about nutrition? No problem.  We covered that too. This recipe packs as much protein as a hamburger and it is a complete protein since it comes from 2 sources that complete each other.  It Continue reading →

Spaghetti Squash: The Other Pasta

Simpler, Healthier, and as tasty as regular pasta This recipe is created by a new Zizania Nutrition Coach, Ben Lipov. Spaghetti squash has sprung into recent popularity as it is the perfect “gateway” food for anyone looking to Avoid gluten Reduce calories Reduce sugar from carbohydrates Increase fiber intake Consume low calorie but nutrient dense foods Squash is high in fiber, both soluble and insoluble which makes it filling but only packs on 10 grams of carbohydrates per cup.  So enjoy your  large bowl  and Continue reading →

Gazpacho: a Taste of Summer

It’s Summer time and if you are like me, fresh tomatoes embody the taste of summer.   So  here is a recipe that will keep you hydrated, well nourished and is very satisfying.  Gazpacho is originally a Spanish dish.  I got this recipe from a restaurant in Madrid a few years back.  Over there they add bread but I decided to do without it to keep the recipe gluten-free.  But if you want to add some bulk to this light summary dish, you can always serve Continue reading →

Stay Cool

Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Summer-time is the best time of the year for a healthy eater: the farmer’s market offers a plethora of fruits and vegetables to chose from; stores are full of new products.  It is also easier to eat cold and get creative with salads and raw dishes so you don’t have to turn on the stove. If you have a garden, then you are probably overwhelmed with zucchini and cucumber. This year my garden is being very generous with cucumbers so Continue reading →