diet decadence

Dark chocolate peanut butter squares. ‘Nuff said!

We’ve known for decades that chocolate and peanut butter is a winning combination. While Reece’s PB cups might not be the best choice for a fabulous figure, an easy homemade alternative tastes even better and supports your healthy lifestyle! I came across this amazing recipe online for dark chocolate peanut butter cups, but you can…


Easy & decadent dessert: dark chocolate with coconut butter

Who doesn’t like to finish a meal with a few bites of decadence? This combination is deliciously satisfying, and it’s compatible with low-carb lifestyles. Ingredients: 2-3 pieces of dark chocolate (at least 70%, my pick: Green & Black’s 85%) 2-3 teaspoons coconut butter (Artisana is a good brand, available at Whole Foods and Amazon) Directions:…


a fat-burning breakfast

Simple, healthy, gourmet: kale & chèvre quiche

I requested this recipe from Hannah Springer, a wonderful chef who specializes in perinatal nutrition. She generously agreed to share it with Dia followers, and I had the pleasure of giving her recipe a try this weekend when we hosted guests for brunch. So quick and easy, and everyone loved it! Please read more about…


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Healthy and delicious chocolate mousse!

This crowd pleaser has ‘wowed’ everyone from my foodie friends to finicky guests, and this weekend it passed the ultimate test: a picky 4 year old reluctant to try new foods asked for seconds! Creamy cocoa mousse presents itself as a decadent dessert, but it is secretly packed with powerful nutrients and perfect for all…


add delicious, nutritious greens to your meals with this easy recipe

Coconut & kale: the perfect combo

A couple years ago I happened upon a delightful taste combination that incorporates two terrific super foods: coconut oil and kale (or other greens of your choice). The natural sweetness of the coconut oil cuts the bitter edge of the kale. This simple recipe turned my husband from a kale-hater to a kale-enjoyer (kale-lover would…


fat burning breakfast

Supermom breakfast! Eggs & avocado

Boiled eggs and avocado: a powerful, go-to breakfast in our home, This meal deeply nourishes the body, balances blood sugar, and gets fat metabolism revving. My wonderful husband makes a hot breakfast for the two of us pretty much every morning (yes, he’s a keeper!). This breakfast is perfect for pregnancy, breastfeeding and pretty much…


Superfood salad with salmon

First posted in Mains (Fish), Salads by janet @ the taste space on March 3, 2011 I love to throw new salad combinations together spontaneously, conscious of balancing each sensory element: a tart/sour taste + a hint of sweetness; a protein you can really sink your teeth into + a crisp, salty crunch. I’ll often throw in some…


pregnancy super foods

13 Superfoods for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

As you might already know, I have a very personal interest right now in consuming the most powerful pregnancy superfoods on the planet. And study after study demonstrates that what’s good to eat (and avoid) during pregnancy is equally important while breastfeeding. Based on extensive research over the past few years, these are the top…