As an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist I'm happy to have the opportunity to share some of my favorite, go-to recipes for busy weeknights and long, lazy weekends.  

Salmon & Warm Spinach Salad

Salmon is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3s.  Pair it with this warm spinach salad for a nutrient-packed, easy weeknight dinner. 

1-3 salmon fillets 

S & P to taste 

1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice 

5 cups baby spinach


1 medium shallot

1/2 panchetta 

1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese 

Sprinkle salmon with S & P and drizzle with lemon juice, broil for 6-8 mins. 

In a medium saucepan, saute shallot in EVOO, approx. 5 mins.  Add panchetta and spinach until wilted.  Top with goat cheese. 

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

1.3 lbs ground turkey 

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 cup diced onion

2 stalks celery, diced, shredded carrots 

2 egg whites

1/2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp dry yellow mustard

1 -2 TBSP garlic powder, pepper to taste 

1/2 jar of salsa 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Line baking sheet with foil or spray a non-stick sheet with EVOO 

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl

Roll the mixture into balls & place on baking sheet or in a muffin tin

Bake for 30-40 minutes depending on your oven

"Fried" Chicken

5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 


1  1/4 cup Food for Life: Ezekiel Cereal Almond 

Salt to taste

Garlic powder to taste 

preheat oven to 350

spray a non-stick baking sheet with EVOO 

in a separate pan or plate add a couple tablespoons of EVOO

in another plate add the cereal, salt, and garlic powder

cut the chicken breasts in half and dip into the EVOO and then the cereal, making sure to coat it as much as possible 

bake for 18-20 mins flipping halfway through 

Baked Oatmeal

This is super easy and a good grab-and-go option for breakfast or snack.  Simply spray 1-2 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray, add 1/8 cup of rolled oats to each tin.  Add whatever toppings you like (cinnamon, pumpkin spice, chopped nuts, berries, a few chocolate chips).  Bake at 350 for 50 minutes and, Viola! you have oatmeal ready-to-go for the week! (KID APPROVED)

Pork Tenderloin

Preheat oven to 350

Pierce pork on both sides with a fork a few times 

Add S & P to taste, a sprinkle of thyme, sage, and paprika on each side

Drizzle each side with EVOO

Place in the oven for 22 mins, flipping halfway through for a total cook time of 44 - 45 mins.