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Cauliflower Baked Ziti

 

This cauliflower pasta isn't a "healthy imposter" it's a true pasta substitute, using real cauliflower with real, functional fiber!  It's the perfect scratch for that pasta itch! 

TIPS: Use 2 heads of cauliflower, roast in advance of assembling to speed cook time. Shred your own cheese to avoid unhealthy fillers.

Fiber, Complete Meal, Healthy Fat

This cauliflower pasta substitute is the perfect scratch for that pasta itch!

TIP: You can blanch or roast your cauliflower before baking...

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Olive Oil vs. Butter?

Did you hear the latest news about Olive Oil?

Ignore it. 

Olive oil made the headlines recently with claims to “improve health & increase lifespan” and positioned it superior to butter, but is it true? 

A headline doesn’t tell the entire story, it’s intended to get you to read the story: grab your attention. 

So what’s really going on? 

Researchers asked study participants to self-report by completing a dietary questionnaire once every...

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The Perfect Breakfast - Overnight Oats

 

Fiber, Complete Meal, breakfast

These overnight oats are a STAPLE at my house. They're the perfect grab-and-go breakfast, delicious hot or cold. Either fresh or frozen fruit work well to provide additional fiber. The nut butter & milk are key for healthy fat and protein too.

This recipe is the prefect way to start your day! 

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup fruit (fresh or frozen: blackberries, strawberries or mango shown in video)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Nut...
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5 Things I Say to Build Resiliency

"Could you do it for $1million?" That's what I ask myself when things get hard or when I feel stressed, overwhelmed and challenged. I try to give myself a "jolt" to help see the situation differently. A shift in mental perspective requires some firm, reassuring & nurturing self-talk. Here are a few things I say to myself to retrieve my optimism, build resiliency and tap into my underlying determination to keep going! 

  1. It’s simple, but not easy. I use this as a mantra to...
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Avocado: Did You Know?

fat fiber Jan 07, 2022

Avocados are a staple in my weekly food pattern. Why? FIBER + HEALTHY FAT!
They are a reliable way to naturally get both, which is why I like to always have avocados on my kitchen counter.
 
Learn more about how to find a RIPE avocado - by watching my video! 
 
Learn more about how FIBER works as the foundation for a healthy metabolism and how FIBER is KEY to maintaining a healthy body weight too! Listen to EPISODE 3 of my PODCAST!
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3 Cocktails that WON'T Spike your Blood Sugar

 

VODKA

2-3oz vodka

Sparkling water

Lime Juice

 

GIN

2-3oz gin

Lime Juice 

 

WHISKEY

2-3oz Whiskey

Lemon

Sparkling water

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Emerson's Self-Care Routine

You've likely been focused on friends & family these last few weeks, now it's time for YOU to recharge & take time for yourself! Self-care isn't selfish, it's how you show appreciation & value for your healthy body and mind! Sharing what I do DAILY, OCCASIONALLY & what I deliberately SCHEDULE to encourage & inspire you to make time for yourself in some small way, each & every day! 

Watch my complete guide to help "Build Your Own Self-Care Routine" in the Member's...

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9 Layer Salad

 

Special Occasions, Salad

This recipe is always a huge hit whenever I make it for a party!

TIPS: Important to make it the day before for full flavor infusion! Shred the cheese yourself to avoid any unhealthy fillers. Full-Fat Greek yogurt is the healthy alternative for sour cream, because it's a healthy mix of protein & fat. It may seem like a LOT of mayo, but I've tried substituting it with "all yogurt" & it's not the same. Like I say, 'sometimes, healthy substitutes don't...

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3 Ways to Control Metabolism with Food

The metabolism is a system that is managed my an entire infrastructure of hormones. Yet we all control at least three aspects of our metabolism, because our body responds to based on the foods we choose to eat. 

If you take a vegetable, like broccoli, and you compare that to another food, like ice cream, 230 calories of broccoli, isn't equivalent to 230 calories ice cream. Your body actually knows the difference between these two foods and that's because your body reacts to three...

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Greens & Beans

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 1 large bunch kale, leaves stripped off stems 

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed 

  • 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts or whole, skinned almonds 

  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves and soft stems

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 

  • Freshly ground black pepper 

  • 2 tablespoons water 

  • 1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed 

Directions

  1. Warm 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large...
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