Play Dates

A lot of times when the boys have friends over they want it to be a “dinner” play date. As I am cooking for three anyway, I usually don't mind, what is one or two more. But since all play dates are not created equal, there are times the night doesn’t always end as planned....more

Spinach Ravioli

I usually have an idea in my head about what my next recipe will be (and it's always a really, really long list).  But, from time to time, I solicit suggestions from my family and listen to what they would like to see on the blog next (and by blog, I mean dinner table).  This recipe was the suggestion of Real Food Jr.  She loves raviolis and spinach so I figured this would be a no lose recipe.  And I was right!  She loved the raviolis and the rest of us did too!  You could pour marinara sauce on top or dip them.  It took some time to pu...more

Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast

This recipe turned out so well that we ate half of one as an appetizer before dinner was even ready!  Besides spinach & feta, it also features goat cheese, pine nuts, and roasted red peppers.  Yum! Life's too short to eat crappy food.  :-)

Skinny BBQ Chicken Pizza

I love pizza!  Unfortunately, this mouthwatering pie that has become an American favorite is not the healthiest or most diet friendly meal.  Many times the ingredients on top of the pizza aren’t too bad for you (if the cheese isn’t overdone), its the crust that adds many unwanted calories.  So why not make a crust that tastes good, but is healthy, as well?  I’m always looking for ways to try to eat more super foods.  Knowing that Spinach is one of them, it has become a huge part of my diet…so why not make a pizza crust out of it?  Here’s a pizza pie to enjoy th...more

Spinach & Artichoke Chicken

Incorporating more vegetables into our diet is a crucial element to staying healthy and fit. Because of this, I’m always looking for delicious and creative ways to include more greens in all my recipes. After all, besides making Mike and TJ leave the table with a smile and a full belly, my other priority is to serve them something that is nutritious and good for them. One of my favorite greens to use as a reoccurring ingredient in my dishes is none other than the Super Food – Spinach....more

Turkey and Spinach Manicotti: Slimmed-Down Comfort Food

A healthier version of a classic comfort food, this recipe is both delicious and satisfying. This meal is one of my favorites the night before a long run. It gives me the energy I need, without being too heavy in my tummy. And, of course, the thing I like best is that it feels like an indulgence, but with healthier ingredients substituted for the traditional it is a meal I can eat without feeling guilty.   ...more

Longevity Green Shake


Sunday Pasta®: Gnudi di Spinaci e Ricotta (Spinach)

Let’s discuss weighty matters. Nah, forget it. Let’s just get naked. Or, we could do both. That is, with gnocchi and gnudi....more