Minimalist Nutrition. Minimal living for Maximum life.

I've tweaked my diet, again. Many years ago I eliminated gluten and dairy.  A few years ago, I eliminated most animal products.  On very rare occasions, bread, cheese or chicken, would sneak onto my plate, but I was "mostly" a gluten free, pescetarian.  So I still ate a lot of eggs and some seafood, but … Continue reading Minimalist Nutrition. Minimal living for Maximum life.


Veg Out With This Easy Summer Snack

"Mom, I'm hungry", "Mom, I'm bored", "Mom, there's nothing to eat", "Mom, can I have ice cream, cookies, chips, __________, etc.". Ahhhh, the familiar sounds of summer.  As a working mom, even I could be tempted to stock the pantry with quick packaged snacks that the kids can grab themselves or can be unwrapped and served … Continue reading Veg Out With This Easy Summer Snack

Grilled Veggie Chili

I have been making this recipe for years.  Every time I make it, it comes out a little different, but is always a crowd pleas-er.  Try it instead of a traditional chili for a healthy, yummy twist.   Ingredients 2 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Large Red Onion (chopped) 1 Large White Onion (chopped) … Continue reading Grilled Veggie Chili

Sweep The Kitchen, One Pot Meal

I'm a busy girl, but I love good food.  This one pot meal is so yummy, very forgiving, and calls for lots of veggies.  It's my go-to comfort and convenience food. I'm not sure what to call this recipe... it reminds me of a traditional pasta e fagioli (without the pasta), or a southern goulash. … Continue reading Sweep The Kitchen, One Pot Meal

Irish Vegetable Stew

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, here's a delicious vegetable stew chocked full of root veggies, herbs and BEER! Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium onions 1 cup cup parsnips, sliced 1 cup carrots, sliced 1 cup potatoes, sliced into chunks 1 cup turnips or rutabagas, peeled and sliced into chunks 1 cup celery, diced … Continue reading Irish Vegetable Stew

Super Spring Salads

Say "Bye-Bye" to boring salads and "Hello!" to these three protein packed salads that you can make in advance and enjoy all week long. Join my Email List to get a downloadable version of these recipes and more!  

Protein Unpacked – Part 1

Just this past week, I've gotten lots of questions about protein.  "Which protein shake should I buy?", "Whey or plant based?", "How do I get more protein in my diet?". With all of the "high protein" diets out there, and the thousands of protein shakes in every grocery store, it's easy to see why everyone is … Continue reading Protein Unpacked – Part 1