Squash & Pesto Lasagna

This recipe is full of fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients! It is very easy to make and is a healthy twist on a home cooked classic! You will need: 2 spaghetti squashes 3 cloves of garlic 2-3 fresh basil leaves (optional) 1/2 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp. salt 2 cups spinach leaves 2 cups tomato sauce Steps: Cut squash in half lengthwise and roast at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes. Shred inside with a fork to make spaghetti pieces. Prepare the pesto by blending the spinach, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and salt in a food processor. Blend until fine but not pureed. In a baking dish, layer squash, then pesto, then tomato sauce. Repeat once more. (The top layer should be

4 Ways To Improve Health With Daily Yoga

Decrease Stress Multiple studies have shown that yoga can decrease secretion of cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone primarily responsible for stress in the body. By focusing on the movement of yoga, you give your mind a break from the stressors and shift your focus. In an article written by the Harvard Health Letter for Harvard Medical School, yoga was named as one of the ways in which we can work to control our reaction to stress. It is important to realize that stressors in your life will not disappear just because you start doing yoga, but your reaction to the stressors will be much less intense and debilitating. Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety & Depression Quite a bit of research published in t

Commit to Yourself!

As a weight loss dietitian/nutritionist empowering people to achieve the results they desire, we first need commitment to become a better you. When one is committed, it moves mountains and creates opportunities to have the weight loss one desires. How does one become committed? First, you have to ask yourself what is it you want? Make a decision to put both feet into the journey. Many people are looking for the quick fix, like wanting to win the lottery to make you rich; wanting to lose 20 pounds in one month is similar. Sure these are great outcomes, but as you know most people that win the lottery end up losing the money and people who have rapid weight loss regain the weight in 6-12 month

Vegan Kimchi

Prep: 30 minutes Brine: 1 hour Fermentation: 3 days Makes 10-12 servings Ingredients: Brine: 2 medium heads of napa cabbage (cut into squares) ¼ cup salt Seasoning Paste: ½ cup thinly sliced yellow onion 4 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons peeled, finely grated fresh ginger ½ cup Korean chili pepper flakes 4 green onions, green parts only, cut into 2-inch pieces ½ shredded carrots ¼ cup water 3 tablespoons mushroom broth 2 teaspoons sugar Directions: In a large bowl, combine the cabbage with the salt and set aside for about 1 hour. Drain the liquid and rinse the cabbage to remove any traces of salt. Let the cabbage drain in a colander for 20 minutes, or use a salad spinne

Butternut Squash Kimchi

Adopted from the Kimchi Cookbook Preparation: 20 minutes Brine: 40 minutes Fermentation: 2 to 3 days Serves: 4 – 6 Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds butternut squash (½ of a small squash), peeled, cored, quartered, and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices 4 ½ cups water 2 tablespoons salt, plus 2 teaspoons 2 cups finely chopped kale) about half a bunch) 2 tablespoons Korean chili pepper flakes 1 teaspoon chopped garlic ½ teaspoon peeled, finely grated fresh ginger ½ cup mushroom broth or vegetable broth 1 teaspoon sugar Directions: In a large bowl, mix the squash with 4 cups of the water and the 2 tablespoons of salt. Set aside for 40 minutes. Drain the brine and allow the squash to dry in

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