Jessica Fishman Levinson

Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 30, 2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Summer is definitely here in our house: we’ve been grilling and enjoying lots of seasonal fruit and veggies. I can’t believe the end of this week is already July 4th! The summer always goes by so fast! If you have plans to grill this holiday weekend, check out some of my Nutritioulicious summer recipes and…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 23, 2014

Apologies for my absence – it’s been a while since I posted my Menu Plan Monday. The last couple of weeks of May were hectic and then I was in Spain for a week, but now I’m back in the swing of things and ready to get cooking again. This week we’ll be having some of our family favorites (fish…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 12, 2014

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all who celebrated yesterday! We were very lucky to have a beautiful day to celebrate, which meant a lot of time outside and dining al fresco: brunch on our patio and a BBQ with extended family!! Other than some crankiness from my little girls, it was a great day and I am very lucky and…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 5, 2014

Last week’s menu was a winner with the whole family. My kids couldn’t get enough of the fish tacos – they didn’t even ask for fruit after dinner that night! The herbed lemon chicken was super easy to make, light, and flavorful. And my lightened up mac n cheese was such a hit there were no leftovers! (Look out for…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of April 21, 2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed Easter and Passover if you celebrated. We’re down to one day of Passover in our house – can’t believe it’s almost over and I have so many Passover-friendly recipes I have yet to make! Oh well. There’s always next year. Here’s what we’re eating this week: Week of April 21, 2014 Monday: Leftover…

15 Essentials to Store in Your Kitchen

This post was written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES  By now your spring cleaning is done and the shelves and drawers in your kitchen are clean and ready to be restocked. Before you put back all the old stuff, make sure you have the top items every kitchen should house! Top 5 Pantry Essentials: Olive and Canola Oil: Heart-healthy monounsaturated fats…

Go meatless on Monday!

This post was written by Rosemary Squires Have you heard of Meatless Monday? Meatless Monday is a global public health awareness campaign that addresses the prevalence of preventable illnesses associated with excessive meat consumption. There are numerous health and environmental benefits for going meatless on Monday. Diets higher in fruits and vegetables have been shown to reduce the risk of…

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Pistachio Harissa Pesto {Recipe}

I am often asked how I come up with my weekly menus. The answer is a variety of sources: Ingredients in my fridge to use before they spoil (e.g. cilantro, leftover coconut milk); what’s in season and is a good price at the supermarket or farmers markets; the theme for the monthly Recipe ReDux or a recipe contest I want…

Cranberry Cider Cocktail Recipes: Cran-Toddy & Cranberry Cider Cooler

Warm up with a Cran-Toddy or stay refreshed with a Cranberry Cider Cooler – two cranberry cider cocktail recipes to enjoy all winter long! | Pin the Recipe Cocktails are trending and the folks at The Recipe ReDux know it! Which is why this month’s ReDux theme is: Beverages Are Hot! That which is served in a mug, glass, or stein…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 17, 2014

Happy President’s Day! Between last week’s snowstorm and this week’s school closings for President’s week, we’ve been spending way too much time inside and not enough time being active. While it may be tempting to cook lots of comfort food to warm up on these chilly days, it’s more important than usual to lighten up meals. Remember, the basic equation…

Show Love to Your Heart this February

This post was written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES You’ve probably noticed hues of red and pink everywhere this month, and it’s not just because of Valentine’s Day. February is also American Heart Month. As mentioned in the past, heart disease is the number one cause of death in Americans and more women die of heart disease than men. An unbalanced…