Tag: eating healthy

A Healthier (and Delicious!) Version of Meat, Potatoes, & Veg

A Healthier (and Delicious!) Version of Meat, Potatoes, & Veg

I get it. The umami of grilled steak, the creamy mouthfeel of a squishy starch, plus the virtuous plop of green on the plate: It makes everyone FEEL so good.  And a ton of people eat this way all the time. You’ve heard people described […]

Dark Chocolate Almond Gluten-Free Vegan Dream Brownies

Dark Chocolate Almond Gluten-Free Vegan Dream Brownies

I remember back in the 1990’s when flourless chocolate cakes were all the rage. Desserts with names like “Chocolate Orgasm” were on every menu. Of course, I had to make that. But even as an athletic college student, I was horrified at the ingredients list: […]

Summer Sesame-Ginger Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Edamame, and Cashews

Summer Sesame-Ginger Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Grilled Pineapple, Edamame, and Cashews

Hubby and I accidentally created this unexpectedly scrumptious salad on a muggy July evening when no one wanted to cook. We craved a salad we saw featured in the Summer 2018 Forks Over Knives magazine, but it called for chives, Dijon mustard and poppyseeds, none of […]

Practicing What I Preach, Even on Vacation

Practicing What I Preach, Even on Vacation

I may be on a family vacation in Guatemala, but the blog goes on! This is the perfect time to share another example of a doctor following their own medical advice, in real-life and real-time. I believe it’s possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle while […]

Highlights from the 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Conference

Highlights from the 2017 Lifestyle Medicine Conference

This medical conference was the most eye-opening, refreshing, intellectually stimulating I’ve attended. No exaggeration. Here’s one of three solid pages of notes I took during the keynote lecture by Dean Ornish MD, founding father of intensive lifestyle changes as a legitimate and effective medical treatment […]

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

While it’s so important to nurture a love of plant foods in our children, it’s also important not to make eating a stressful event. When kids associate “food” with “anxiety”, bad things happen. I.E. eating disorders like emotional overeating. But we do want to encourage […]

Cooking With Kids: Banana Bread Muffins 

Cooking With Kids: Banana Bread Muffins 

What do I like to do with time off from clinic? Cook! And we did lots of family cooking this Columbus Day weekend. Today when Babyboy wanted to watch television, I asked him if he’d rather help me make Banana bread instead. “I need someone […]

Cooking With Kids: Protein-Packed Berry Pancakes

Cooking With Kids: Protein-Packed Berry Pancakes

As a doctor and a mother, I’m always looking for ways to sneak “healthy” into the kids’ meals. This morning, Babygirl and I mixed up some high-protein berry pancakes, which sounds healthy, and probably would have been even more so, except that she insists on dipping […]

60 Minutes A Day!

60 Minutes A Day!

Both of my kids have carefully curated candy caches. Halloween is a week past, but those piles of sugar and fat haven’t shrunk much. Babyboy is more interested in organizing and displaying his (he keeps building a “candy store” in the living room), and Babygirl […]

Doctor, Judge Thyself

Doctor, Judge Thyself

I feel that the best doctors are the ones who are truly nonjudgmental. They can meet a patient where they are, and gently but firmly guide them along, whether with little tiny baby steps, forward two and back one, or big sweeping steps, onwards towards a healthier place. I am not […]