Salmon with Summer Salsa

Salmon is my top pick for summer cooking, whether indoors or on the grill. Here’s a quick, easy, and delicious way to enjoy sunshine on a plate! Salmon with Summer Salsa 6 Servings (Adapted from my cookbook, “Cooking With Trader Joe’s: Lighten Up!”)        1 cup chopped fresh pineapple 1 cup chopped fresh mango 1[Continue reading…]

Garlic-Herb Shrimp & Quinoa

Enjoy Susan’s quick and delicious shrimp recipe any time of year. Garlic-Herb Shrimp over Quinoa 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup quinoa (any color), rinsed 3 Tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. fresh or frozen, de-veined uncooked shrimp (rinse frozen to thaw) 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (or basil) 1/2[Continue reading…]

Cornflake-encrusted Tilapia

Tilapia Triangles and Trapezoids (Serves 4-6) 2 cups cornflakes 2 eggs 3 Tbsp milk 2 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tilapia fillets (about  1 1/4 lbs.) 1 Tbsp. Emeril’s original essence seasoning, or a mixture of 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. each of pepper, paprika, garlic powder Lemon wedges 1. Pour cornflakes into a Ziploc[Continue reading…]

Cinco de Mayo lightened up!

I confess I did not know the reason for celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” until I Googled it. It’s the day the Mexicans kicked some French butt and prevented us eating Napoleons on this day.  (Had the battle been between the Mexican & French cuisines, we all know who would have won!) Growing up in the[Continue reading…]

Healthy Huevos & Frijoles on Cinco de Mayo

Healthy Huevos Single serving           Total Time 5-10 minutes                 This is my gluten-free, lower calorie version of  huevos rancheros, which typically has fried eggs over refried beans and then topped with cheese and salsa. For meat eaters, add a couple strips of nitrate-free bacon, as I do in my cookbook.  To make it vegetarian, this[Continue reading…]

BBQ Kettle Chip-Encrusted Salmon!

Let me start by saying this is my favorite, delicious, easiest, any-night-of-the-week meal that requires virtually no cooking talent or experience! Okay, I know what you might be thinking — the dietitian eats potato chips?! The answer is “occasionally” of course! Haha. That’s the R.D. in me talking. The truth is, my husband loves them and so do[Continue reading…]

Tilapia: The Family-Friendly Fish

 by Susan Greeley, MS, RD  Tilapia: The Family-Friendly Fish In a world where more than 70 percent of the globe is covered with water, fish is a readily available food.  As consumers catch on to its health benefits; however, the global demand for fish is steadily increasing while our seas are being overfished. As a[Continue reading…]

Souper Foods to Stave Off Cold and Flu

by Susan Greeley, MS, RD Getting through the long, cold, harsh winter months without a bout of the flu or nagging cold may seem impossible despite downing megadoses of vitamin C and creating a cracked desert on your palms from obsessively slathering on hand sanitizer.  By focusing on some “superfoods” and lifestyle basics, however, you’re[Continue reading…]

Garden Ratatouille

Summertime is the best and easiest time to get fresh  vegetables in your diet.  Skip high-fat eggplant parmesan and go for this instead.  You can make this all summer with local eggplant and  zucchini and rosemary out of your own garden if you have it! Garden Ratatouille Recipe by Susan Greeley, MS, RD 1 medium[Continue reading…]

Spicy Quinoa, Black Bean & Mushroom Soup

How cool is it to have SIX of my “Top 10 Foods to Eat in 2011” all in one delicious recipe?!  This soup is quick and easy to make, and it tastes even better after the flavors go through.  Make it to have for lunch or dinner and ward off winter weight gain.  This recipe[Continue reading…]