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 […]

Book Review: The New Enlightened Eating

I’ve come a long way in my journey toward healing my relationship with food. Now that I am much better in touch with what feels good in my body, I’m on an adventure to eat more whole foods, but it can be very overwhelming. Enter Caroline Marie Dupont’s book “The New Enlightened Eating.” Dupont, a […]

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 – 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 – 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 – Goat Cheese Snacks

Glorious Chevre, I love you so.  Goat cheese is an ingredient some people are frightened to try; maybe it’s too “exotic” or they fear the “gamey” flavor expected from a product of a goat.  I have converted dozens of people to chevre lovers, often by being sneaky about it and putting it on a nice cracker with something […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Super Green Smoothie

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  While this holiday has inspired drinkables such as green beer and, ahem, Shamrock Shakes, here at Green Mountain, I can’t think of any way better to celebrate than one of Robyn’s liquid salads. It may sound odd, but I love these!  To be honest, sometimes even I don’t feel like eating my vegetables.  […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Crock Pot Barbeque

You're busy.  I get it. At our ladies' healthy lifestyle resort, one of the most common recipe requests I hear is ideas for crock pot cooking.  The problem is, I never use a crock pot when I'm cooking at work, and when I'm at home, it's a rare thing for me to write down a new recipe, […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Curried Lentil Soup

Let's set aside deliciousness for a moment and consider why it might be a great idea to have more curry in your life.  First of all, curries are a great way to utilize vegetarian protein sources, perfect for a celebration of Meatless Mondays.  Secondly, many curries involve coconut milk, and it seems that everywhere you turn these days, nutritionists are talking […]

Be Better, Not Perfect

Yesterday on A Weight Lifted, Darla presented a theme we will be working with during 2011 of Green Mountain KISSes.  These Green Mountain: Keep it Simple, Sweetheart Tips will hopefully help you take on 2011 and make it a year of change and self-improvement with a focus on health and wellness.  Yesterday Darla focused on […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Butternut Macaroni and Cheese

Behold, one of my happiest accidents. This recipe was born when I didn't have a lot of food in the house and needed to come up with dinner. I forget what I served it with because, frankly, this side dish was so delicious it eclipsed anything else from the meal. I recommend using a type […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Sesame Peanut Sauce

When our friend Monika over at the great PCOS blog, inCYST on the Best! asked me for a recipe involving tea, I immediately thought of my sesame peanut noodles. She posted it on a blog about teas and bees, which worked nicely, since both are represented in this recipe. I share it with you now […]

Healthy Cooking Monday – Green Mountain Sauteed Tempeh

Today’s blog is brought to you by my partner in crime, Chef Jon.  Tempeh is a protein option that our vegetarian guests enjoy, especially when served this way.  We like to use organic Vermont-produced Rhapsody Tempeh in our Green Mountain at Fox Run kitchen; try it the next time you celebrate Meatless Monday. Tempeh originated in Indonesia. It is created […]

Healthy Cooking Friday – Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

In the midst of yesterday’s holiday of feasting, one thing was for certain; there would be an aftermath to deal with. And in this case, I’m not referring to the negative self-talk which might occur following “too much” enjoying. (I’ll leave my friend Darla to address those issues!)  But these leftovers need to be dealt with, stat. So how can […]

Healthy Cooking Wednesday-Fruit Sweetened Cranberry Sauce

We’ve been going crazy playing with cranberries in the Green Mountain at Fox Run kitchen these days. You might have seen my grown-up gravy alternative, the Cranberry Balsamic Jus, which I’ve enjoyed on turkey, pears, salmon, butternut squash puree, and rice since its development a couple of weeks ago. It’s a keeper…as is this one, […]

Healthy Cooking Tuesday – Cornbread Dressing

Thanksgiving for the Modern Family I used to be a vegetarian. One of the hardest holidays to deal with when you are the only vegetarian in the family is Thanksgiving. Being a carnivore currently, I am happy once again to enjoy some sausage in the stuffing, or even enjoy the stuffing from the bird. But […]

Hearty Kale and White Bean Soup – Healthy Cooking Thursday

Ilove kale.  I love it sauteed simply with garlic and olive oil, or with rice and mushrooms, or reincarnated as ridiculously easy-to-make and delicious kale chips.  Oh yeah, it's pretty nutritious, too! One of my favorite uses for kale is to throw it in at the end of cooking nearly any soup.  This one, a favorite of my friend […]

Spinach, Mushroom, and Cheese Stuffed Pepper – Healthy Cooking Thursday

[div class=”callout-right”]Read Related Article: Cheese, Glorious Cheese[end-div]Now that the temperatures are consistently chilly, I find myself looking for excuses to turn on my oven. Here’s a great one, a modern Mediterranean and vegetarian spin on an old favorite. Add a side salad and you have a complete and healthy meal.  (Yes, cheese is a healthy weight loss food!) [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:28] […]