Guinness Your Cake

I am not a huge baker, but on special occasions I usually bake one of two things:  1) oatmeal cookies (usually with raisins, dark chocolate, and ginger) or THIS guinness cake. Delish! Years ago I took the recipe from @people and I've made variations of it ever since! Today's variation: used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose, made only half the portion, and used powdered sugar with blackberries instead of frosting. 

HOW TO MAKE: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9" pan. 
  2. Heat 1/2 cup of guinness and 5 tbsp of unsalted butter over medium-low heat until butter melts; remove from heat. Whisk in 3 heaping tbsp of unsweetened cocoa and 1 cup of granulated sugar. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine 3 tbsp of low-fat sour cream, 1 large egg, and 2 tsp of vanilla; whisk INTO cocoa mixture. 
  4. Whisk in 1 cup of whole-wheat flour and 1 1/4 tsp of baking soda. 
  5. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove and cool completely. 
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add a few blackberries. Yum. 

Enjoy! 

Sometimes You Slip

 So, here’s the thing. It’s important what you eat MOST of the time, not SOMEtimes. SOMEtimes you slip. SOMEtimes you eat fried potato skins (eh hem). But it’s okay. What’s important is that: 1)you enjoy it, 2)you eat beaocoup shades of green for your next meal, and 3)not make a habit of it. Caught in the act by my lovely sis @tcabrarr at @montanastrailhouse  http://ift.tt/1olMNC0

So, here’s the thing. It’s important what you eat MOST of the time, not SOMEtimes. SOMEtimes you slip. SOMEtimes you eat fried potato skins (eh hem). But it’s okay. What’s important is that: 1)you enjoy it, 2)you eat beaocoup shades of green for your next meal, and 3)not make a habit of it. Caught in the act by my lovely sis @tcabrarr at @montanastrailhouse http://ift.tt/1olMNC0

Siggi's Skyr. Yum. Yum.

 I think I’m late to the party on this one, but just tried @siggisdairy and LOVED it. It’s strained Icelandic-style #skyr. This little tub has 14grams of #protein. BUT- most amazingly it has a whole lot #lesssugar than most brands that have the fruit already mixed it. So, if you hate the idea of having plain yogurt or just don’t have the time/energy to mix in your own fruit- this would be a good option. Try it out. The company is owned by a cool, lanky, long-haired entrepreneur that LOVES what he does.  http://ift.tt/1TMpOfn

I think I’m late to the party on this one, but just tried @siggisdairy and LOVED it. It’s strained Icelandic-style #skyr. This little tub has 14grams of #protein. BUT- most amazingly it has a whole lot #lesssugar than most brands that have the fruit already mixed it. So, if you hate the idea of having plain yogurt or just don’t have the time/energy to mix in your own fruit- this would be a good option. Try it out. The company is owned by a cool, lanky, long-haired entrepreneur that LOVES what he does. http://ift.tt/1TMpOfn

Chocolate Gruesli

 Made another batch of #gruesli, except this time I added some unsweetened #cocoapowder. Gruesli is less sweet than granola and crunchier than muesli. Because of the nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, it’s a little more caloric than cereal, but packed with #wholefoods and all deliciously good for you. Serving = 2 ounces (or less)= ~165 calories, 3 g of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Link to recipe in profile.   http://ift.tt/1PQTrN1

Made another batch of #gruesli, except this time I added some unsweetened #cocoapowder. Gruesli is less sweet than granola and crunchier than muesli. Because of the nuts, dried fruit, and seeds, it’s a little more caloric than cereal, but packed with #wholefoods and all deliciously good for you. Serving = 2 ounces (or less)= ~165 calories, 3 g of protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Link to recipe in profile.  http://ift.tt/1PQTrN1

Bulk Cooking a la Latina

 #Sunday = #BulkCooking = Guaranteed #healthymeals for most of the week. Pictured: “Latin” inspired chicken quinoa. Dice about 1lb of chicken. Cook chicken with a little olive oil and ½ onion until well done. Add 1 cup of veggie broth, ¾ cup of quinoa (I used tricolor), 1 cup drained, rinsed black beans, 1 cup of diced tomato, and 1 cup of corn. Boil for ~30 minues at low-medium heat. For garnish: avocado, lime, and A LOT of cilantro. S&P to taste. You can also add to a bed of greens, make lettuce tacos, or eat with a side of sauteed veggies. I also pureed this for Theo with a little added water.  http://ift.tt/1PrBX7M

#Sunday = #BulkCooking = Guaranteed #healthymeals for most of the week. Pictured: “Latin” inspired chicken quinoa. Dice about 1lb of chicken. Cook chicken with a little olive oil and ½ onion until well done. Add 1 cup of veggie broth, ¾ cup of quinoa (I used tricolor), 1 cup drained, rinsed black beans, 1 cup of diced tomato, and 1 cup of corn. Boil for ~30 minues at low-medium heat. For garnish: avocado, lime, and A LOT of cilantro. S&P to taste. You can also add to a bed of greens, make lettuce tacos, or eat with a side of sauteed veggies. I also pureed this for Theo with a little added water. http://ift.tt/1PrBX7M

Dreamy Cashew Butter

 #CashewButter!!! Where have you been all my life?! Granted, this #nutbutter has slightly less protein and fiber than others, and a little more caloric, but if you practice #portioncontrol, the creamy and kind of sweeter taste can be a great and healthy treat. I dabbed 1 tsp on a #wasacracker with a few raisins. Yummy mid-morning #snack.   http://ift.tt/1ZVVBu3

#CashewButter!!! Where have you been all my life?! Granted, this #nutbutter has slightly less protein and fiber than others, and a little more caloric, but if you practice #portioncontrol, the creamy and kind of sweeter taste can be a great and healthy treat. I dabbed 1 tsp on a #wasacracker with a few raisins. Yummy mid-morning #snack.  http://ift.tt/1ZVVBu3

  Haven’t been feeling so hot lately- congested/cold/cough, you name it. So when I got a craving for #sushi, I took it! A few things to keep in mind when ordering rolls: 1) stay away from “crunchy” unless it’s veggies, usually it just means fried; 2) avoid cheeses, creams, and mayo- we eat too much of it anyways!; 3) opt for brown rice for extra fiber and micronutrients. If possible, choose rolls that are nice and thin- not too much rice; 4)choose a good source of protein like salmon or tuna; 5) don’t ever ditch the ginger or wasabi- nutrient powerhouses!, and 6) always include veggie options. #akaru #akarusushi #brooklyn #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #sushirolls #avocadopeanutroll #tunaroll #protein #brownrice  http://ift.tt/20tDca6

Haven’t been feeling so hot lately- congested/cold/cough, you name it. So when I got a craving for #sushi, I took it! A few things to keep in mind when ordering rolls: 1) stay away from “crunchy” unless it’s veggies, usually it just means fried; 2) avoid cheeses, creams, and mayo- we eat too much of it anyways!; 3) opt for brown rice for extra fiber and micronutrients. If possible, choose rolls that are nice and thin- not too much rice; 4)choose a good source of protein like salmon or tuna; 5) don’t ever ditch the ginger or wasabi- nutrient powerhouses!, and 6) always include veggie options. #akaru #akarusushi #brooklyn #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #sushirolls #avocadopeanutroll #tunaroll #protein #brownrice http://ift.tt/20tDca6

  Made #BrusselsSprouts this weekend. These are #cruciferous #veggies - same family as kale, broccoli, and cabbage. One cup has about 40 calories, 3 grams of #fiber, and 3 grams of #protein with a ton of #VitaminK, #VitaminC, #folate, and #vitaminB6. Because of their #sulfur content, they help #detox the body as well! TO COOK: Cut in half and boil for 1-2 minutes. Coat in olive oil, pepper, and sea salt. Roast for 25-30 minutes at 400F. Super yummy on their own or as a side of green. Make sure to CHEW  well to help digest and reduce gas-production. #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #healthysnack #sundays #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #chewing #greens  http://ift.tt/1PtQBNG

Made #BrusselsSprouts this weekend. These are #cruciferous #veggies - same family as kale, broccoli, and cabbage. One cup has about 40 calories, 3 grams of #fiber, and 3 grams of #protein with a ton of #VitaminK, #VitaminC, #folate, and #vitaminB6. Because of their #sulfur content, they help #detox the body as well! TO COOK: Cut in half and boil for 1-2 minutes. Coat in olive oil, pepper, and sea salt. Roast for 25-30 minutes at 400F. Super yummy on their own or as a side of green. Make sure to CHEW well to help digest and reduce gas-production. #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #healthysnack #sundays #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #chewing #greens http://ift.tt/1PtQBNG

  There are certain organizations that tug at your heart. @GildasClubNYC is one of them for me. It has a simple, yet powerful, mission: to support, educate, and empower #cancer patients and their families. They do this through support groups, workshops, lectures, social gatherings, and above all- CARING. I’ve been working with them for over 5 years now and will hopefully continue to do so. They offer such a warm and welcoming place where patients, caregivers, and families can talk and learn about cancer and its many ugly faces. Today’s talk: finding your ideal body weight. #gildaradner #cancersucks #gildasclubnyc #gildasclub  http://ift.tt/1QeGHfI

There are certain organizations that tug at your heart. @GildasClubNYC is one of them for me. It has a simple, yet powerful, mission: to support, educate, and empower #cancer patients and their families. They do this through support groups, workshops, lectures, social gatherings, and above all- CARING. I’ve been working with them for over 5 years now and will hopefully continue to do so. They offer such a warm and welcoming place where patients, caregivers, and families can talk and learn about cancer and its many ugly faces. Today’s talk: finding your ideal body weight. #gildaradner #cancersucks #gildasclubnyc #gildasclub http://ift.tt/1QeGHfI

  A little for him, a little for me! Making Theo’s food for the week. His: puréed sweet potato and potato (without the skin), red peppers, celery, and green beans with a side of cubed cheese. Awesome #fingerfood. Mine: sautéed potato and sweet potato skins, same veggies, on a bed of arugula and a fried egg. I use #babycook for all purees. It’s a total timesaver if you are thinking of making #babyfood from scratch. #bulkcooking #brooklyn #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #bushwick #bulkmeals #wholefoods #cleaneats  http://ift.tt/1OuwAmy

A little for him, a little for me! Making Theo’s food for the week. His: puréed sweet potato and potato (without the skin), red peppers, celery, and green beans with a side of cubed cheese. Awesome #fingerfood. Mine: sautéed potato and sweet potato skins, same veggies, on a bed of arugula and a fried egg. I use #babycook for all purees. It’s a total timesaver if you are thinking of making #babyfood from scratch. #bulkcooking #brooklyn #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #bushwick #bulkmeals #wholefoods #cleaneats http://ift.tt/1OuwAmy

  Use #mindlesseating tips to your advantage! Use #smallplates to reduce portion size naturally. Does my plate look sad to you?! NO! Its overflowing :) Pictured: arugula salad with fennel and apple and roasted root veggie ravioli from @traderjoeslist #portioncontrol #salad #ravioli #portions #myplate #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #brooklyn  http://ift.tt/1Ko5zNR

Use #mindlesseating tips to your advantage! Use #smallplates to reduce portion size naturally. Does my plate look sad to you?! NO! Its overflowing :) Pictured: arugula salad with fennel and apple and roasted root veggie ravioli from @traderjoeslist #portioncontrol #salad #ravioli #portions #myplate #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #brooklyn http://ift.tt/1Ko5zNR

  -6- Being HEALTHY is the new black! It’s no longer about being ON a diet or OFF a diet; it’s about a #lifestyle change. -7- There is no finger pointing in this program. You shouldn’t feel guilty or ashamed. I believe in focusing on the healthy habits you have already fostered and nourishing those that need a little extra help. We can do this together. -8- I am your biggest cheerleader. I want you to succeed. I want you to enjoy eating without all the baggage. I know you can do it!!! -9- HEALTHY = HAPPY :) For more info, email me at thelazynutritionist@gmail.com 

 PIC from @edenworksgrows - a sustainable aquaponic farming company right out of Brooklyn! Look at these delicious #microgreens! 
#microarugula #threeweekchallenge #lifestylechange #healthyhabits 
#nutritionprograms #newyearnewyou #brooklyn #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist  http://ift.tt/1SQya5f

-6- Being HEALTHY is the new black! It’s no longer about being ON a diet or OFF a diet; it’s about a #lifestyle change. -7- There is no finger pointing in this program. You shouldn’t feel guilty or ashamed. I believe in focusing on the healthy habits you have already fostered and nourishing those that need a little extra help. We can do this together. -8- I am your biggest cheerleader. I want you to succeed. I want you to enjoy eating without all the baggage. I know you can do it!!! -9- HEALTHY = HAPPY :) For more info, email me at thelazynutritionist@gmail.com

PIC from @edenworksgrows - a sustainable aquaponic farming company right out of Brooklyn! Look at these delicious #microgreens!
#microarugula #threeweekchallenge #lifestylechange #healthyhabits
#nutritionprograms #newyearnewyou #brooklyn #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist http://ift.tt/1SQya5f

  3.  I am called the @LazyNutritionist for a reason. I am not going to give you involved meals or recipes to make throughout the program. I will give you guidelines and suggestions based on what you are 
already doing. It’s not a 180-degree turn; it’s more like a gentle 
veer to the right. I want these #habits to be sustainable, 
long-lasting, and EASY to integrate into your lifestyle. 

 4.  I will explain WHY certain foods make you feel dazed and 
confused or energized and elated. By the end of the three weeks, you will have a better understanding about the foods you eat (or don’t eat). 5.  I am both a #RegisteredDietitian and #HealthCoach. On the one 
hand, I have a boatload of clinical background that can help with any chronic condition you may have, but on the other, I will speak normal health lingo. I won’t go all acronym-crazy on you (I promise!). For more info write me at thelazynutritionist@gmail.com. 

 #nutritionguidelines #portioncontrol #threeweekchallenge 
#sustainablechanges #healthyhabits #healthcoaching #dietitian #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #brooklyn #newyearnewyou #nutritionprogram  http://ift.tt/1JKVmzT

3. I am called the @LazyNutritionist for a reason. I am not going to give you involved meals or recipes to make throughout the program. I will give you guidelines and suggestions based on what you are
already doing. It’s not a 180-degree turn; it’s more like a gentle
veer to the right. I want these #habits to be sustainable,
long-lasting, and EASY to integrate into your lifestyle.

4. I will explain WHY certain foods make you feel dazed and
confused or energized and elated. By the end of the three weeks, you will have a better understanding about the foods you eat (or don’t eat). 5. I am both a #RegisteredDietitian and #HealthCoach. On the one
hand, I have a boatload of clinical background that can help with any chronic condition you may have, but on the other, I will speak normal health lingo. I won’t go all acronym-crazy on you (I promise!). For more info write me at thelazynutritionist@gmail.com.

#nutritionguidelines #portioncontrol #threeweekchallenge
#sustainablechanges #healthyhabits #healthcoaching #dietitian #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #brooklyn #newyearnewyou #nutritionprogram http://ift.tt/1JKVmzT

  1. For starters, it’s only three weeks! Every week, YOU and ME 
talk for 30 minutes and we figure out #TOGETHER what your #healthyhabits should be. No drama, no complications, just you and me having a conversation about how we can make you happier and healthier for 2016. 

 2. The program is #VIRTUAL. So, that means we can talk on your 
lunch break, on your commute, after your kids bedtime, etc. If it’s 
scheduled 24 hours in advance, it’s happening.  
For more info write me at thelazynutritionist@gmail.com 

 #threeweekchallenge #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #nutritionprogram #newyearnewyou  http://ift.tt/1ZqvG2G

1. For starters, it’s only three weeks! Every week, YOU and ME
talk for 30 minutes and we figure out #TOGETHER what your #healthyhabits should be. No drama, no complications, just you and me having a conversation about how we can make you happier and healthier for 2016.

2. The program is #VIRTUAL. So, that means we can talk on your
lunch break, on your commute, after your kids bedtime, etc. If it’s
scheduled 24 hours in advance, it’s happening.
For more info write me at thelazynutritionist@gmail.com

#threeweekchallenge #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #nutritionprogram #newyearnewyou http://ift.tt/1ZqvG2G