Recipe of the week: Lentil & Black Bean Salad

by Christy Baroni
• ½ cup of red lentils
• ½ cup of green lentils
• 6 cups of water
• 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 large shallot, minced
• 1 rib of celery, sliced
• ¼ tbsp. red pepper flakes
• 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
• 1 tbsp parsley
• Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the red lentils in 3 cups of simmering water for about […]

Paleo Schmaleo…. Toothpaste, beans, and that crazy little thing called science.

by Christy Baroni

I realize that addressing this topic to an audience primarily made up of CrossFit athletes may generate an urge to grab a pitchfork and rally the towns-folk against me. I’m prepared for that. But before you act on the emotional response to defend Paleo, which has helped you lose weight […]

Recipe of the week: Coconut Cashew Butter

by Christy Baroni

I’m so excited today to share a guest recipe from an amazing Dietician, super endurance athlete, and all around awesome human LINDSAY MARTIN! She was kind enough to give me a sample of her Cashew Coconut Butter and I had to use all of my cool points to stay calm and not […]

Recipe of the Week – When was the last time you ate radishes?

by Christy Baroni

Ahhh, summer! This time of year demands very little time in the kitchen and lots of time outside with friends. This salad is the perfect tasty summer treat that also happens to pack a huge nutritional punch. Filled with beans and vegetables, this will fill you up, keep you hydrated, […]

I bet you won’t read this entire blog post.

by Christy Baroni

You won’t finish reading this because you will, at some point, put your phone down and head straight to Java Burrito. Located in the Village at Wexford, this shiny new bright spot on the restaurant scene needs to be on the top of your “Must Eat Here” list.

The owner, Michael, is […]

Recipe of the Week – Summer Smoothie

by Christy Baroni
Summer is in full swing now and your diet should reflect that. Eating seasonally ensures that you get a wide range of nutrients, and that you can stave off boredom cheats by keeping your healthy choices fun. This smoothie is crazy ridiculous: the cucumber thickens it up a bit and […]

BONUS Recipe – 5 Minute Homemade Salsa

Here’s a bonus for you this week: Homemade Salsa! Not only is this super tasty to serve if you are entertaining, but it makes any old serving of eggs amazing! Try this overtop of your sunnyside-ups to put a huge smile on your face!

28 ounces whole canned tomatoes, undrained
14.5 ounces diced tomatoes and […]

Recipe of the Week – Mexican Pork & Sweet Potato Stew

by Christy Baroni
Happy Cinco de Mayo! What better way to celebrate than with a little Mexican Stew. This easy slow cooker recipe is perfect to simmer on a Sunday afternoon and have as a grab and go lunch throughout the week, or you can even freeze it and heat it up on a busy […]

Nutrition Trend ALERT – Coffee Flour!

by Christy Baroni

You read that correctly: flour made from coffee!!! I can hardly stand how cool that seems. I started hearing about this magical dream food early this year so I dug in to find out if this is an urban foodie legend or something for real coming our way.

Let’s start at the […]

Recipe of the Week – Morning Smoothie

by Christy Baroni

If you want to add a serving of veggies to your morning routine there is no tastier way than to throw some spinach in the blender and add it to a smoothie. The recipe below has chia seeds which will help keep you full until lunch time, and also has a […]