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Turkey-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Serve up all the Thanksgiving flavors with this quick and delicious weeknight meal! Makes 4 servingsIngredients 2 (1-pound) delicata squash, sliced lengthwise and seeded 4 tablespoons olive oil Pink Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon organic garlic salt ½ teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup chopped kale leaves 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives Directions1.     Preheat the oven to 425°F2.     Rub the squash halves with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season the insides with salt and pepper. Set them cut-side up in a baking dish or rimmed baking sheet and roast...

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Fab Four Fundamentals

Sign up to receive updates on the Fab Four Fundamentals Course before its launch! This is the nutrition course you’ve been waiting for. Let me walk you through my flexible nutrition lifestyle, teaching you about the Fab Four nutrients that will help you build and enjoy balanced meals. My simple strategy will allow you to ditch the diets for a lifestyle that will leave you feeling satisfied, healthy, and in control of your food choices. In the Fab Four Fundamentals course, I’ll walk you through my lightly structured lifestyle, explaining the science of nutrition, helping you figure out your “why” and set realistic goals, adopting healthy habits one at a time, and ultimately learning more about your body and how to...

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What you should know about carbohydrate density and "healthy" carb swaps

If you're familiar with the #Fab4lifestyle and my nutrition approach, then you know I like to teach my clients to understand the science behind how the food we eat affects our body and our health. And one of the keys to living well, feeling great, and managing weight and energy levels is blood sugar. Besides sugar (which most people know to avoid) another topic that comes up all of the time is carbohydrates. When you're reading a nutrition label, besides the sugar content, the first thing I always check for is the net carb count (total carbs minus fiber). Why? Because foods that are higher in net carbs convert to more blood sugar in your body more quickly. The higher...

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Fab Four Fish Pockets

If you tend to stay away from preparing seafood, start with this easy-to-make recipe. Makes 2 servings 4 to 6 ounces fish of choice (salmon, halibut, sole) 1 to 2 cups chopped vegetables of choice (zucchini, summer squash, asparagus, Broccolini) 1 tablespoon aromatic of choice (garlic, onion, shallot, chives) 1 tablespoon minced fresh or dried herb of choice (parsley, thyme, sage, herbes de Provence, cilantro) 1 tablespoon fat of choice (olive oil, melted coconut oil, melted butter) 1.     Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2.     On a large piece of parchment paper, layer the fish, vegetables, aromatic, and herbs. Drizzle with the fat. 3.     Fold or crimp the parchment paper into a sealed pocket. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the...

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Kale & Hemp Heart Smoothie

Ingredients 1 serving vanilla protein powder 1 tbsp almond butter 2 tbsp chia seeds handful of greens 1 tbsp mct oil 1 tsp ashwagandha 2 c unsweetened almond milk hemp hearts to top Directions  1.     Place ingredients in high-speed blender and blend until smooth.    Interested in learning more about healthy products I love? Visit Thrive Market to shop all of my favorites.

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