Easy Recipes to Feel Good: July 4th Weekend

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. Celebrate this July 4th in style with these healthy and delicious recipe favorites – great for parties, barbecues & […]

Healthy Recipe: Lemony Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Coleslaw Recipe for a Memorial Day Picnic or Anytime It’s almost Memorial Day, which means it’s time to pack the picnic basket. Coleslaw is the quintessential American picnic salad. Here’s a recipe for a different version but one that everyone who tries it loves. And of course,  it can be enjoyed year round. Try it […]

Zucchini Feta Casserole

A lovely light casserole that has a lovely subtle saltiness from the feta and a nice earthy flavor from zucchini.

Four Easy, Painless Ways to Reduce Sodium Intake

Are you thinking about trying to cut back on the amount of salt you use?  Most people report that they don’t add salt to food very often, yet our sodium intake is probably much higher than we believe it to be.  Aside from the times we might cater to cravings for chips or salted nuts, […]

A Twist on Thanksgiving Leftovers

In the midst of yesterday’s holiday of feasting, one thing was for certain: there would be an aftermath. And in this case, we’re not referring to the morning-after negative self-talk that may occur following “too much” enjoying. We’re talking about leftovers that need to be used ASAP. If you want some creative ideas for leftovers other than […]

Creative Uses for Lousy Fruit

Today’s post is a Green Mountain oldie, but goodie, for our Martha Stewarts out there. It was originally published last summer by our chef. 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 […]

Carrot Bisque

With our new culinary team in place at Green Mountain at Fox Run, we’ve been getting lots of request for recipes.  Although we are moving out of the time of year for soup recipes, since yesterday marked the beginning of spring, we’ve had so many request for this recipe, I had to post it.  So […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Smoked Chickpeas over Couscous

I love smoked paprika.  It can turn the blandest dish into something really special.  According to Deanna Seagrave-Daly, the talented RD (registered dietitian) who developed the following recipe, smoked paprika comes as dulce (mild and sweet), agridulce (medium spicy), and picante (spicy hot).  She recommends substituting it in recipes that call for red pepper flakes […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday! Comfort Food Made Healthy

It’s fall and that means warm, yummy food gracing the table in my home.  Comfort food is another term for it. As the weather turns chilly, there’s nothing like comfort food to help us make the transition into winter. Yes, that sounds a little like emotional eating.  But hey, emotional eating is part of normal […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Grilled Watermelon Salad

Continuing our theme of featuring yummy recipes from around the web, today we bring you another seasonal delight.   We can pretty much get watermelon any time of year now but there’s nothing like watermelon to kick off the summer.  Combine that with the wonders of the grill (or grill pan as this recipe suggests), and […]

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 […]

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 – Making Fruit Sexier

As summertime arrives, the fruit selection in markets is improving. There’s a lot of inspiration for delicious treats in the produce section, but sometimes even a great variety of sweet fruit just isn’t enough for a meal-ending indulgence. However, there are a lot of quick and easy ways to enhance your fruit enjoyment. Here are […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Grow Your Herb Garden

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the gardening season in Vermont, so I thought I would dedicate this week’s post to the easiest edibles you could grow. After all, I don’t pretend to have a very green thumb, and even I haven’t killed too many herb plants! Why grow herbs? For one thing, herbs […]

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

Here at our healthy weight loss spa, we talk a lot about satiety. Satiety is more than just satisfaction, it refers to that feeling of being gratified from what you’ve experienced. And eating a nutritionally appropriate meal just might not be enough to cause that feeling. For example, consider a perfectly healthy meal of baked […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Stir Fry as Meditation

Few things get my head straight like doing detailed knife work.  So when I'm having an off day, I will often turn to the vegetables in my fridge for clarity.  Executing brunoise (dicing things really small), chiffonade (cutting leafy things into thin ribbons), or even a simple julienne (slicing into strips) can force me to get my head out […]

The New Green Mountain at Fox Run Cookbook!

It's been 2 weeks since the release of our 2011 Edition of Recipes for Living, but the thrill has not faded for our culinary staff.  How nice it's been to be able to respond to the question, "Today's lunch was great, is this recipe in the new cookbook?" with a resounding, "Yes it is and the […]