HelloFresh Review

Last week I finally had the chance to try HelloFresh! HelloFresh delivers great recipes and fresh ingredients to your home each week. Cook fast healthy recipes. It was so much fun and must I say easy to have everything proportioned and ready to cook. My kitchen technical difficulties are still ongoing so I had to modify a few things, but everything was still delicious! Also, confession time… I don’t like salmon! So I made one salmon filet and one tilapia filet and the recipe still turned out delicious.

Recipe 1: Oven-Baked Corn and Tomato Risotto, this recipe was definitely out of my comfort zone! I rarely make rice and I never use pancetta at home (although I do love it). It was so easy to make this risotto in the oven. Plus, there was so much my roommate and I each had lunch the next day! I added a side of broccoli for some extra veggies.

Recipe 2: Crispy Chicken Parmesan Salad, this recipe was the perfect dinner to eat before teaching spin class. Chicken, cheese, potatoes and spinach filled me right up! You can’t go wrong with crispy potatoes.

Recipe 3: Honey Mustard Salmon with Roasted Asparagus and Israeli Couscous Pilaf, as I mentioned above I don’t like salmon (oops), but I made my serving with tilapia and it was still just as delicious! The little containers of honey and mustard were literally the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

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Nordic Cooking Class Recap with Siggi’s

Tuesday night I was lucky enough to go to a Nordic Cooking Class with Siggi’s! I ate some amazing food and met some awesome Philly dietitians and RD2B’s. I’ve been eating Siggi’s yogurt for a while now and learning to use it in everyday cooking was so much fun. We started the night with appetizers, some wine, and chit chat. Then we watched as one of the women from La Cucina at the Market broke down a whole salmon and then broke into groups to begin cooking! I helped make the Warm Wild Mushroom Salad so it was obviously delicious. Clearly the menu was to die for – check it out:

Siggis Recap

The Menu

Carrot Ginger Soup with Siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice Skyr
Open Face Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Siggi’s Plain 0% Skyr

Pan-Seared Salmon with Lemon and Chive Infused Yogurt & Fresh Berries with Siggi’s 4% Whole-Milk Plain Skyr
Roasted Root Vegetables & Tarragon Yogurt Sauce with Siggi’s Plain 0% Skyr
Sweet Potato Mash with Siggi’s Coconut Skyr
Warm Wild Mushroom Salad with Siggi’s Plain 0% Skyr

Apples & Cream with Siggi’s Whole-Milk Vanilla Skyr

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Every part of this meal was so yummy and I am now inspired to make some of my own recipes with Siggi’s so stay tuned! In the meantime I’ll just snack on Siggi’s most days as I usually do.

Have you every made a recipe with Siggi’s? If so, what was it? Tell me below!


Get Glowing

The sun is starting to shine brighter and it’s time to start showing some skin and healthy hair is always in season. Vitamin E and biotin are both keys to get glowing. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant. It protects cells against damage caused by free radicals and boosts our immune system against viruses and bacteria, as well as plays a role in red blood cell formation. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for growth and also assists with metabolism. Biotin is found in foods that are good sources of B vitamins. While you can get both of these as supplements I prefer to get my vitamins and minerals from real food! Check out how you can get plenty of both below.


Vitamin E Sources

  • Almonds – the perfect snack or salad and oatmeal topper
  • Avocados – a creamy addition to salads, sandwiches, and sides
  • Spinach, kale, broccoli aka green leafy vegetables – take your pick as a side or salad
  • Sunflower seeds – sprinkle on salads or as a snack
  • Vegetable oils, such as sunflower, safflower, corn, and soybean oils – cook with these on occasion

My favorite vitamin E-rich snack: half an avocado drizzled with one teaspoon of honey and topped with one tablespoon of sunflower seeds.

Biotin Sources

  • Avocados – rich in vitamin E and biotin so the perfect excuse for guacamole
  • Chocolate – a one ounce snack with some added antioxidants
  • Eggs – breakfast (duh) or hardboiled for a snack
  • Legumes – beans and lentils as a side or on a salad
  • Milk – drink 8 ounces with breakfast or use in a smoothie
  • Nuts – a handful is always a perfect snack
  • Nutritional yeast – sprinkle on oats, granola, yogurt, salads, or in a smoothie
  • Pork and salmon – both can be the star of your dinner


Three Things


1. Many weight loss tips can be extreme or unacheiveable. These five tips are top notch! Have positive thoughts towards yourself and your body. Take each small goal met as as achievement. Don’t focus on what you think you can’t eat and instead focus on all the delicious things you can eat. Menu planning, grocery lists, and meal prep really do make all the difference. You will be more likely to stick to your plan if you are organized. Make specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound goals that will help you reach your overall goal. Lastly, eat fresh, whole foods. This will never change! Fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains will always be in style. Don’t fall for packaged diet food that can lead you to overeat.

2. Healthy fats were highlighted in my Mediterranean Pesto Bowl this week. Here are five more recipes showcasing healthy fats. Total fat intake should be between 20-35% of your daily calories. Great sources of unsaturated fats include olive oil, avocados, nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts), seeds (pumpkin, sesame, flax seed), and fish. Specifically, flax seeds, walnuts, and salmon are high in omega-3 fatty acids. This type of fat has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and cancer prevention.

3. What do you eat when you’re stressed? I tend to go for a cupcake. But, I also go for them as a celebration or needed pick me up. A new poll shows the top five most comforting foods are pizza, chocolate, ice cream, mac and cheese, and chips… Duh. Cravings aren’t necessarily a bad thing. Learning how to work around them and indulge on occasion is key. An ounce of chocolate never hurt anyone – right?!