When one of your childhood fantasies is to be locked in a supermarket, that pretty much determines what career path you'll choose later in life. While my childhood friends dreamed of jetting off to the moon or becoming the next superstar singer, all I could think about was ways to surround myself with glorious food.
Fortunately my interest in food was always from a health perspective and so that aspiration of being trapped in a grocery store was all about munching on as much beautiful produce as I could get. I knew early on that the satisfying feeling of being nicely full could only come from eating whole foods. As a nutritionist and cookbook author specializing in diabetes, I'm always striving to make produce center stage for my clients and readers in a way that's easy, tasty and of course nutritious.Couple fruits and vegetables with smart choices from the meat, seafood and dairy departments, you'll have the makings of meal that will keep all the hunger pangs at bay.
Maybe one day, my childhood fantasy will actually get fulfilled, but in the meantime, I'll just stick with shopping the healthy periphery of the grocery store and spending time in my kitchen developing recipes like these.
The healthful and fresh ingredients in this delicious Grape and Apple Chicken Salad will keep you full and happy all day long.
The fresh fruit salsa made from a delicious combination of pineapple and kiwi pairs perfectly with the flavorful salmon in this Spiced Rubbed Salmon With Pineapple Salsa.
Almond butter, yogurt and honey are the perfect addition to ricotta to make a delectable Ricotta Banana Strawberry Breakfast Pudding. Topping it off with slices of banana and strawberries makes it the perfect morning treat.