Why You Should Eat Seasonally

Look at that gorgeous citrus I picked up at Mike’s Organic Delivery today! My kids have become grapefruit lovers, which happens to be one of my favorites too. I TRY to eat seasonally for a few reasons: 1. It’s the most flavorful. Seasonally fresh produce is picked when it’s ripe and fully developed. 2. I’s cheaper because there’s an abundance. 3. It’s better for the environment because it needs less human assistance. 4. It forces you to eat a wider variety of foods throughout the year. 5. It challenges you to come up with new, fun and delicious dishes based on what you find - believe me, there are A LOT of dishes you can come up with when you have a CSA full of leeks...leek pizza anyone?! An

Instant Pot Black Beans

Man you gotta love the instant pot! Cooking dried beans takes FOREVER but these in the instant pot took 30 minutes - top that! Ok, there was an hour of soaking time beforehand but how hard is it to dump some beans in a bowl of water while you go about your daily business? Now I don’t eat a lot of legumes but sometimes it’s just nice to switch up the protein sources from animal to vegetable. Beans are cost-efficient and incredibly rich in nutrients like fiber, protein, iron, calcium and magnesium just to name a few. Plus, I love another version of a taco salad! Instant Pot Black Beans Ingredients: 2 cups dry black beans 2 celery ribs 1 small yellow onion 3-4 cloves garlic 4 cups vegetable bro

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Like there are 1,001 ways to make a chocolate chip cookie, so it goes with banana bread. I already have a damn good (and clean) banana bread muffin recipe on my blog somewhere but I think THIS recipe takes the cake when it comes to the field of banana bread. It is everything you would want banana bread to be and, in fact, I test drove this on a few kids during an after school playdate and was told, “this is really good banana bread” by someone other than my own kids -- so it's kid-tested and mom-approved! I made this with gluten-free flour from Trader Joe’s but there is some greek yogurt in here, so not dairy free. I feel like this is key to the delicousness though so give it a whirl. Banana

Bruschetta Meatballs

This is the second recipe I ever posted over on my old blog www.thefoodfitlife.com a few years back and I still love it. It’s fast, it’s easy and it only requires two ingredients -- can you GET any better than that?! Quite often my weeknights are spent running around to this activity or that and having to come home and throw together a labor intensive dinner can seem like altogether waaay too much work and require energy I simply don't have. Instead of whipping out a box of mac & cheese, this is a quick, clean dinner that everyone will love. Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Meatballs Ingredients: 1 jar of Trader Joe’s Bruschetta 1 lb ground turkey, beef or bison Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 F. L

Healthy Tips for your Superbowl Party

SUPERBOWL!! Just the word conjures up sweet dreams of pizzas, hoagies, wings, chips, dip…I could go on and on! I remember in college getting giant subs, beers and bags of chips from Tony’s in downtown Clinton, New York and camping out in a dorm room to watch Superbowl commercials, er, sorry, I mean the big game! I would always leave stuffed to the gills, and I’d like to say feeling pretty miserable, but I guess that’s pretty much how I ate all of college so it seemed pretty status quo at the time. Fast forward fifteen years and I guarantee that if I ate and drank like that, I’d be sick for DAYS. So here are a few tips to help you navigate THE event known for it’s food frenzy! Fail to plan, p

Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

Have you ever been told that you should have a couple of dishes in your arsenal that you can pull-out at anytime and make without a recipe? Well this is most definitely one of mine. Shrimp with tomatoes and feta. I keep a bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer so if ever a night rolls around where I have nothing planned for dinner, I can whip this up in about 20 minutes without having to visit the grocery store. I can’t begin to count how many times I have made this recipe but it falls into the dinner rotation almost weekly. It’s a great one-pot meal that works well for a crowd and is equally enjoyable with a glass of wine curled up on your couch. It’s quick, it’s healthy and it makes for GREAT

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Simply Sarah is about making simple changes in our habits to live a happier, healthier life. Food and fitness go hand-in-hand and my goal is to help you find that balance. I strongly believe you are what you continually do and never so much as with how you take care of your body both inside and out. I want to show you that there is a difference between having a diet and being on a diet (clearly you know the one I support!). Want a more personalized food plan and workout schedule? Drop me a message for information on my monthly challenge groups!

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