9 posts tagged recipe

Ginger Shrimp and Rice Bowls

I have to admit that before I moved to Hawaii, I didn't like rice. It just wasn't something that piqued my interest. It wasn't something that my family ate frequently and I never thought it interesting enough to order off of a menu. But in Hawaii, rice is a staple. I mean, it's everywhere. Lunch, dinner, breakfast, dessert. Rice is there. Eggs, poke, salad, plate lunch. Rice is there. I developed an appreciation for this simple little grain. My favorite way to eat rice? Rice bowls. Rice ... 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

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

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

10 Easy Appetizers for a Fit Foodie

If you're ready for a party clap your hands! It's the beginning of cook out season baby, and nothing starts off the summer like a great party and fantastic appetizers to get it going. Whether you are hosting an extravaganza or heading to a friends to get your party on, these appetizers are party-perfect. They're easy to prepare, delicious, healthy and every one will love them. Beet Hummus Loaded with protein-rich garbanzo beans, nutrient-rich beets and a dose of healthy fats from extra-... Continue Reading

Tropical Carrot Cake Bars

I feel guilty. I made these Tropical Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bars a few days ago. I should have told you about them by now. I should have told you about this recipe the minute it came out of the oven. They're THAT good. The inspiration for these came from a friend who sent me her favorite oatmeal recipe in response to my Banana Nut Protein Oatmeal recipe. I threw together the typical carrot cake ingredients like carrots (duh), raisins ad cinnamon and added a tropical kick with pineapple, coconut ... Continue Reading

Zucchini and Carrot “Noodle” Salad

Do you ever wonder why the same meal that we can easily prepare at home is so much more enjoyable when you get it at a restaurant? There are a lot of reasons why, but one of the main reasons dishes that you get at nice restaurants are so enjoyable is because they look wonderful. You can toss a salad at home, but there is something massively satisfying about a giant salad with beautiful vegetables that are the same shape and size and just look like they taste far better than the silly vegetabl... Continue Reading

Banana Nut Protein Oatmeal

As a Fitness Nutrition Specialist, I am constantly talking with clients about the little changes that they can make in on a daily basis that will result in big-time transformation in the long run. There are a few things that I avidly support from day 1 of any plan with any client. Two of those things are: Eating a healthy breakfast. Consuming an adequate amount of protein. Banana Nut Protein-Packed Oatmeal helps you to accomplish both at the same time. Oats actually ... Continue Reading

Quick & Easy Homemade Guacamole

The focus at EasyDietHQ.com is to make delicious food that does as much for your waist line and health as it does for your taste buds.  If I had to define EasyDietHQ by a single recipe, it would be guacamole. Fresh, full of flavor, absolutely healthy and definitely delicious...yes, if guacamole was a recipe site instead of a fruit, it would be EasyDietHQ. Fresh guacamole is worlds better than the stuff you buy in a plastic container at the grocery store. And it's super simple to ... Continue Reading