Success Beyond the Measuring Cup: Maple Glazed Salmon

This recipe begins a new series for us. One that gives you our take on a whole new “Paleo diet”.  No, it’s not about cutting out carbs or restricting anything. Instead, it’s more of what we’ve been saying at Green Mountain since we began our program over four decades ago. And that is – let […]

Easy Recipes to Feel Good: Blueberries 3 Ways

[quote]Easy Recipes to Feel Good is a monthly recipe post for our readers and past participants who recognize the payoff of eating foods that support us, but also have more on their schedule than cooking food. Read more from the series here![/quote] This month we’re focusing on blueberries! Blueberries, like every fruit and vegetable out […]

Healthy Eating Giveaway: The Anti-Inflammatory Power of Tasty Tart Cherries

It’s fun to start out the week with a giveaway! Especially when it’s something as tasty as tart cherries. Several years ago, I was privileged to be the guest of the Cherry Marketing Institute at their annual National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan. There I discovered a love for all things tart cherry. They’re […]

How to Make A Green Smoothie: Recipe and Video for St. Patrick’s Day

For St. Patrick’s Day, try this nutritious Green Mountain green smoothie recipe from Robyn Priebe, our dietitian and healthy recipe guru. Tell us your go-to green smoothie ingredients! Video: How Do You Make A Green Smoothie? Check out Robyn’s video below on how to make a green smoothie and what kinds of ingredients go well […]

Breaking Beans: Learning to Love Legumes

I’ve Never Been a Fan of Beans Make no beans about it, I’ve never been a fan of beans. But I want to be. I’m trying to find a way to enjoy a relationship with them. I want to eat more plant-based proteins because high cholesterol runs in my family and my diet tends to […]

Easy Black Bean Soup

Despite our recent “heat wave” of 40 degree temps here in VT, I must remind myself that we aren’t even 1 month into Winter.  So, expecting more cool weather in our future, it’s a good time of year for hot meals.  This recipe for Black Bean Soup is a favorite from Recipes for Living 2011 […]

Healthy Recipe Thursday: Baked Spinach Meatballs

Not a fan of spinach?  No worries.  You may not even taste it in this dish.  Which, btw, features one of my favs — meatballs.  They’re just so yummy. Sometimes I gently fry them in canola oil, sometimes I bake them.  It doesn’t really matter taste-wise as I always drop them into a bubbling pot […]

Foodie Friday Video: Healthy Snack Ideas that Satisfy

One key to managing hunger and disordered eating is to have a few ideas for healthy snacks. Letting yourself get too hungry is a major trap if you’re aiming to become a normal eater. Once you get too hungry, eating rich processed foods (a bag of chips is pretty easy to grab and go, after […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Grilled Corn with Feta & Lime

It’s that time again in Vermont where sweet corn fields finally blaze into their glory as summer starts to fade.  A beautiful time of the year, although bittersweet for those of us who live here because we know we’re saying goodbye to this all-too-short season.  Maybe that’s one reason why the corn makes this time […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – An Idea for Lousy Fruit

Sometimes, no matter how conscientiously you pick out your produce, you end up with something that just isn’t delicious. Twice this summer, I have carefully selected melons which were unblemished, seemed heavy and hollow, and then cut them open only to find they were just icky.  The watermelon had a rubbery texture; the cantaloupe was […]

Discover Greek Yogurt

If I had to pick one food that seems to be gracing more tables these days, it’s Greek yogurt.  Thick, creamy, tangy, it’s a  perfect base for many a food. Today, Nicole Rohrig, soon-to-be-RD who is interning with us this summer, tells us all about it.  You can also find Nicole on her own blog […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Quick Maple Dijon Slaw

Cruciferous vegetables are reaaaaaalllly good for you.  Most experts reccommend eating at least one serving of cruciferous veg per day, which is the minimum we serve at our healthy weight loss spa.  They are lauded for cancer-fighting properties as well as awesome vitamins and minerals like C, A, and even calcium. So what is a […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

Don’t you hate when you discover an old package of blueberries in the back of your fridge, looking a lot less sexy than they did two weeks ago when you picked them up at the store? Sigh. Never fear, those soft and nearly wrinkled berries need not head to the compost pile just yet.  Pretty much […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Quinoa Tabouli

At our healthy weight loss spa, we’re constantly seeking out ways to make whole grains more interesting. Quinoa is pretty interesting on its own, with a fascinating place in history among the Incan empire and a relatively high amount of protein content. But many people wouldn’t consider making a cold salad with it, which is […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Cheddar Chive Muffins

This recipe was born when I felt like baking breakfast for my hubby. Problem is, he doesn’t like sweets first thing in the morning (remember my unconventional breakfasts post?), so I wanted to do something on the savory side. I considered the young chives striving in my garden and the amazing Grafton Cheddar (one of […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Chickpea and Sausage Sauté

Being a tree-hugging Vermont chef means that I like to get my food directly from local farmers whenever I can. Luckily the breakfast cook at our healthy weight loss spa, Millicent, has a wonderful farm tucked into the rolling hills where she raises laying and meat chickens, heirloom turkeys, dairy and meat cattle, and pigs. […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – A Better Fudgy Brownie

By popular demand, here is the brownie which we serve at our healthy weight loss spa.  (Yes, really!)  When we deprive ourselves of life's little treats, like the occasional great brownie, it can lead to negative consequences.  An indulgence every now and then can be a very healthy habit indeed. That doesn't mean we didn't play with […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Fast Vegetarian Quesadilla

Healthy fast food recipes are very important to have in your arsenal.  Time is far too precious to the average 21st century working girl, which is why so many of us take the easy way out and stop for that tempting take-out on the way home from a hard day.  But with recipes like this […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Strawberry Chocolate Freeze

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and this recipe is a fine way to treat a Mom to something low-fat yet decadent tasting.  With the texture of soft-serve ice cream and a gentle chocolate flavor, Mom will know that eating healthy can be downright delicious.  Plus, this recipe is easy enough for kids (or culinarily-challenged Dads) to make themselves.  Strawberry Chocolate […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – You Eat With Your Eyes First, Part Two

(This is a continuation of last Thursday's post on increasing the satiety qualities of a healthy meal.) If you are careful about pasta, you know that the portion of 2 ounces of cooked spaghetti can be downright depressing, it looks so small. Use hollow pasta shapes such as penne and ziti instead. The same 2 […]