Apples are the ultimate fruit; they are readily available, store well in the fridge, and are perfectly portable for on-the-go munching. Slather a spoonful of nut butter on apple slices for a satisfying, protein-rich snack, or bake a cinnamon-sprinkled apple and serve with whipped cream or coconut cream for a healthy treat. Then there’s the ultimate favorite: the apple crisp.
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Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast? That is the question! And the answer is both!
In America, we are trained to think of eggs as mainly a breakfast food. But who says we have to limit eggs to a time frame that ends before noon? In many cultures, it’s customary to eat satisfying foods at any time of day. In Japan, it’s even common to have salmon and miso soup in the morning!
So if dinner can be for breakfast, why not breakfast for dinner?
In the early days of fall, nothing is nicer than gathering around a fragrant and nourishing stew at dinnertime. Braising is one of my favorite cooking techniques because it offers so much flavor with so little fuss. After quickly searing both sides of the meat, simply add liquid (wine, bone broth, vegetable stock) and let simmer.
We recently moved from New York City to a house in the suburbs which means lots of entertaining. It seems like there is always an excuse to host friends and family, including a special birthday, holiday or even just having neighbors over to get to know each other. To make it easy, I tried a bunch of different recipes for appetizers. This is one of my favorites to serve year round, especially in these last weeks of what’s officially still summer. It’s healthy, simple to prepare and a crowd pleaser.
So many people ask Frank and I questions about our diet and what we eat on a daily basis. So I’m going to pull back the curtain and share some insights into how we really eat. Here are the most common questions we get and the inside scoop on what The Lipmans eat.
This is a creamy, decadent and absolutely delicious start to your day. This smoothie is packed with antioxidants, healthy fat and protein.
As the summer season slowly comes to an end (booo!), the farmers markets are full of amazing produce (yay!). Take advantage of these flavor and nutrient packed foods while they last. They require only simple preparations – a simple tomato salad with lots of fresh basil, grilled zucchinis and bell peppers tossed in olive oil or a delicious and light ‘pasta’-like dish with noodles made of zucchini tossed in lots of freshly made pesto! If you’re feeling extra frisky – why not cook up a big batch of the tasty vegetables to freeze or can to enjoy later.
Although time-consuming and arguably tedious, packing a lunch for yourself or your children can be a powerful way to express your love and support and set a healthy intention for the day. At its core, preparing food for others is an act of love — and, as a parent, one of the most potent powers we possess is to support our children’s health. Embrace the chance to make the meal special, healthy and tasty and your children will feel the depth of your care for them.
Last week, Katrine shared her healthy snack swaps and this week, I’m giving you more with a focus on mealtime. Sugary and/or high starch foods are ubiquitous in our culture but that doesn’t make them good choices. It may seem difficult to give up our favorite foods, but, ultimately, making changes to your diet simply means creating new habits.
In the summer, it’s fun to get creative with fruit for dessert. Peaches are so delicious this time of the year. While they’re fantastic on their own, I recently threw them on the grill and added some fresh banana ice cream for the perfect summer treat!