Meal Planning and Prepping Like a Pro

Do you find yourself too busy during the week to create healthy meals? Do you often settle for picking up food at the nearest drive-thru? Do you want to have healthy and ready-to-eat options available for all meals? If this sounds like you, then this post is for you! I will be sharing my top … Continue reading Meal Planning and Prepping Like a Pro

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Simple Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

Today ended up being an unexpected snow day since both my nutrition classes and client appointments were rescheduled. I didn’t think I would have to be worrying about snow in March; however, I was happy for a little time to catch-up. Since it is snowy and cold, it seemed like perfect weather for soup! The … Continue reading Simple Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

Spicing Up Your Vegetables

Welcome back to PorrazzaNutrition! If you read the last blog with tips for choosing bitter and sweet veggies, then you may be back to learn just how to spice up the flavor! Once you choose a vegetable, the next step is sprucing them up with herbs, spices or other foods. Check out the steps below … Continue reading Spicing Up Your Vegetables

Pizza Hummus Recipe

Every week, I lead a weight management support group at the YMCA. I always bring in a new recipe or food item to taste test. I think it makes the class interesting and allows for some food conversation. This past week, I served a pizza hummus with pretzel sticks and pita chips and it was … Continue reading Pizza Hummus Recipe

What Are Black Soybeans?

I've been hearing a lot about black soybeans in the news (This is mostly due to Dr. Oz's show). I wanted to do some investigating to see how good they really are. What Are They? Black soybeans are simply a variety of soybeans, which are seeds from a plant. I found it to be very … Continue reading What Are Black Soybeans?

Black Bean Brownie Recipe

Today, I tried my first kick at black bean brownies. To be honest, before I made them, I was pretty skeptical of how good they would taste. I mean a sweet treat with black beans? Sounds a little weird. Well, was I pleasantly surprised by the end product. A little bit different texture than a … Continue reading Black Bean Brownie Recipe

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

There's been a lot of hype about chia seeds lately. What are they? What are the health benefits? How the heck do you eat them?! Let's jump into the research and see what these seeds can do for you! What are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds come from the desert plant "Salvia hispanica,"which is grown in … Continue reading Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Healthy 1-Dish/1-Pan Meals

Big, elaborate dinners are nice; however, they are not very realistic for the on-the-go parent or family. Below, I complied some 1-dish, crockpot meals that I found to be quite tasty! If you don't have the time to prep all the ingredients in one day, try prepping some the night before. Then, the day you … Continue reading Healthy 1-Dish/1-Pan Meals

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Looking for some healthy ideas for the most important meal of the day (breakfast if you were wondering)? You have come to the right place! Skinny Pancakes Recipe 1Ingredients: 2 egg whites, 1/2 banana, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2c uncooked oatmeal, dash cinnamon*Optional add-ins: fruit, honey, unsweetened coconut, protein powder, etc.Directions: Blend together all ingredients. Cook in a frying … Continue reading Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Pops

Looking for a healthy summer treat to cool you off? Try some fresh fruit and yogurt pops! Ingredients -2 cups of fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and sliced bananas -2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt -8 small paper cups (or popsicle trays) -8 popsicle sticks -aluminum foil Directions 1. Blend together all ingredients until smooth. 2. … Continue reading Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Pops