Dr. Ann

This is one of my favorite healthy recipes: Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers Serves 4 These are divine and hearty enough for a main dish. Ingredients Canola pan spray 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup quinoa or brown rice 4 large red bell peppers 1 tbs EVOO 1/2 cup chopped onion 6 oz zucchini, quartered lengthwise […]

Here are the foods that contain the most carotenoids… Carrots Orange/yellow/red bell peppers Apricots Collard greens Kale Acorn squash Sweet potatoes Spinach Pumpkin Tomatoes (especially canned tomatoes) * The orange hues from the carotenoids in collards, kale and spinach are masked by their leaves rich supply of green chlorophyll. Join me for a wellness retreat on January […]

Fill up first on foods that have lots of bulk, but minimal calories, i.e. the “big, yet skinny” fruits and veggies. Physical bulk in the GI tract provides great appetite suppression!  At a holiday cocktail party go straight to the fruit and veggie platter first and really indulge; use high-fat dips sparingly. If available, make […]

Roasting is arguably the easiest and tastiest way to prepare your veggies. It preserves their nutrients while concentrating their natural sugars and flavors, which makes them particularly yummy to even the pickiest palates.   Watch the video here! Roasting also shrinks them in size (because it removes their water), making it easier to consume more […]

If you love your pasta and are looking for one that you can indulge in, enjoy and feel great about, I am delighted to tell you about Explore Asian brand Organic Black Bean Pasta. Believe it or not, this delicious pasta is made exclusively from organic black beans and water with no additional ingredients. A single serving […]

Over the past decade, fiber has garnered a well-deserved sparkling track record for guarding health. To drive sales, the food industry has pounced on the opportunity to exploit fiber’s glowing reputation by adding processed, chemically-extracted fiber, commonly inulin, to the full gamut of processed foods—including cereals, protein bars, yogurt, bread, ice cream, amongst many others. […]

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the following forms of produce provide the highest pesticide loads. It will be best for your health to buy the organic versions of these fruits and vegetables. Apples Celery Sweet Bell Peppers Peaches Strawberries Spinach Nectarines (imported) Grapes Green Beans Lettuce Cucumbers Blueberries (domestic) Potatoes Stay tuned for […]

This is a super easy way to make a sweet potato dish that will wow your taste buds! Serves 4-6 3 medium to large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks with skin 1 1/2 tbs chopped fresh thyme 2/3 cups Greek-style plain yogurt Layer the sweet potato chunks on a baking dish and drizzle with a […]

To take full advantage of broccoli’s powerful cancer-fighting compound, sulforaphane, eat it raw, lightly cooked (steam 2-4 minutes), or pair it with some mustard, arugula, radishes, broccosprouts or wasabi. All of these simple strategies boost the formation and absorption of the “active” form of sulforaphane. It only takes 3-5 weekly servings of broccoli to reap […]

Although no one likes to be fooled, researchers from Penn State University did just that. For this clever evaluation, researchers offered 41 unsuspecting young men and women breakfast, lunch and dinner once a week for three weeks.  At each meal, a single dish was altered to substitute pureed “hidden” steamed vegetables in place of other […]

Apples are a standout food for health protection and we can thank their peels for most of their disease-busting prowess. Apple peels are rich in insoluble fiber that aids in appetite control and feeds the good bacteria in our colons. But what really sets the peel apart from its fleshy component is its stunning array […]

Red bell peppers are an incredible superstar food. Did you know they contain more vitamin C than oranges? Incorporate these delicious, nutrient-packed veggies in your diet regularly with my delicious No-Lettuce Salad Recipe Bon appetit! Dr. Ann’s No-Lettuce Salad Recipe Serves 4-6 Who said that salads sans lettuce are not yummy. This crunchy and refreshing salad was a […]