28 posts tagged healthy

Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lima Crema

Happy National Taco Day! Did you know that last year, Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos? That's A LOT of tacos. And why not? Who doesn't love a small tortilla shell, crispy or not, corn or flour, filled to the over-flowing brim with spicy fillings and fixings? Judging by the number 4.5 billion, the answer to that question is, "no one". This Taco Tuesday, trade in the traditional ground beef and shredded cheese taco for a healthier and slightly more sophisticated (don't yell at me, beef ... Continue Reading

Simple Swaps for Fewer Calories

One of the things that I do on a regular basis to save on calories is swap healthier foods in for more calorie dense foods. The simple swaps will help you save calories through out the day without skimping on flavor. Greek Yogurt instead of Sour Cream Plain, low fat Greek yogurt is a great, healthy alternative to sour cream. This is one of the simple swaps that I make on a daily basis. You can sub in yogurt for sour cream ounce for ounce and save 44 calories, 53 calories from fat and gain 2 ... Continue Reading

Goji Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

When you think pancakes, the first thing they remind you of is a healthy diet, right? No? So buttermilk pancakes soaked in butter and maple syrup are delicious but not necessarily an everyday addition to a healthy diet. But pancakes come in all shapes, sizes and flavors which leads me to experimentation. I'm a firm believer that any food can be a part of a healthy diet, especially if you make a few small tweaks to help it along. Did you know that pancakes have been around for at least ... Continue Reading

Hassle Free Healthy Eating with the Founder of Good Clean Food

Following a healthy eating plan, choosing nutritious food and feeding your family healthy meals doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, the best plans don't leave you scratching your head, wondering how much protein is in that chicken breast and whether or not you should be eating that grass-fed butter. But in all honesty, it CAN get over-whelming. It's easy to get caught up in the hype of a certain way of eating, to drive yourself nuts trying to be 100% by-the-book when you have a million ... Continue Reading

Greek Yogurt Tzatziki

In 2010 I went on a magical vacation with my family, hoping from one Mediterranean island to the next, from Monaco, to Turkey, to Greece. Every country that we stopped in had a massive pride in their cuisine. And why not? The fresh seafood, the herbs and spices, the ancient recipes ... and everywhere that we stopped the locals argued that their food, and their version of the food, was the best, the original, the only one worth trying. Tzatziki is one of those recipes that could have originated ... Continue Reading

Eat More: Eggs

Fascinating fact about eggs: the world record for most omelettes made in 30 minutes is 427. I have a ginormous fondness for eggs. I think they are magnificent. My current breakfast kick is eggs + egg whites + 12 grain bread + avocado + fruit. It's been my breakfast kick for oh, 3-4 months now. Here's why. Why You Should Eat Them Eggs are an amazing food, a super-food in their own right. Omelettes, hard-boiled, over-easy, fritatta ... Eggs help you build muscle. In fact, eggs are ... Continue Reading

I Don’t Like Stuff That Sucks

You know what sucks? Diets. Diets that advocate leaving out entire food groups, taking magic pills, and making you feel guilty when you enjoy food. Diets that restrict you, leave you feeling less than awesome, and don't work in the end - those diets suck. My dieting epiphany was not an overnight occurrence. In fact, my dieting epiphany came after years of restriction, guilt, malnourishment and confusion. I battled anorexia during college. What started as a quest to do everything right, ... Continue Reading

Seared Marlin with Avocado-Mango Salsa

Kajiki is the Hawaiian name for Blue Marlin. Here in Hawaii, Kajiki/Marlin can grow to be close 2,000 pounds - can you imagine snorkeling quietly, bubbles floating to the surface, minding your own business, only to look under your right fin and see a 2,000 pound fish with an enormous bill playing tag behind you?! Not that they do that (they might, I don't know), but think about it. Jaws in real life. DuunnDun. Duuuuun Dun. The good news is, Kajiki is super tasty and probably doesn't chase ... Continue Reading

Soy-Ginger Marinade

Here in Hawaii, we are surrounded by a supply of fresh fish that would blow any fish-lovers mind. Tuna, which here on the islands is called Ahi, is caught year-round in Hawaiian waters. It is a wonderful source of lean protein and it's on almost every menu in every restaurant that you go to here. One of the most popular ways to serve Ahi is as poke, which is similar to tartare. Fresh Ahi is diced into large cubes and is traditionally served as Shoyu poke, with an Asian-influenced sauce of soy ... Continue Reading

5 Better Breakfasts for a Fit Foodie

Eat breakfast. No seriously, eat breakfast. There's this oft-heard adage that goes a little like this: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are some of the reasons why. You're body has been fasting since you ate dinner. Dinner was 10-12 hours ago. Now, forgive me if I'm wrong but don't you get hungry just a few hours after lunch?! 10-12 hours is a long time to go without consuming fuel. So it's rather important to break the fast. Breakfast jump starts your metabol... Continue Reading