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Michele DiCristofaro

Food and Mood

Food and Mood

Can what you eat affect your mood?   Food is powerful with a capital P, and different components in food can affect how you feel after you have eaten them. Now more than ever, we are discovering that nutrition is the foundation of a healthy body and mind.   An...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus

You read that right!  Hummus that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough (I promise)! This is such a fun recipe to make and bonus – it's full of protein and fiber.  Bring this treat to your next gathering or prepare with the kiddos.  It’s a crowd pleaser!

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Fruit & Nut Yogurt Bark

Fruit & Nut Yogurt Bark

I can’t think of an easier way to get in some good nutrition and sweetness! I love this recipe because of its versatility. You won’t go wrong no matter the fruit, nuts, or seeds you use.  The sky is the limit with this recipe! 

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Berry Compote Over Sweet Ricotta

Berry Compote Over Sweet Ricotta

Making a berry compote is super simple and can be added to all kinds of dishes and treats.  This recipe not only provides powerful antioxidants from the berries, but the ricotta and nuts provide protein as well! And don’t be afraid to swap out the berries for other...

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Mini Roasted Summer Fruit Tarts

Mini Roasted Summer Fruit Tarts

These sweet little treats are sure to impress your friends!  Their perfect little size is sure to satisfy that sugar craving. Not a baker? Neither am I, so no worries!  The simple crust is sweetened with dates and uses finely ground pecans and oat flour.  You can make...

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4 Ingredient Coconut Lime Energy Bites

4 Ingredient Coconut Lime Energy Bites

Need a quick treat that’s tasty and satisfying?  Try these amazing nuggets of goodness! The sweetness of dates and the zesty, tart lime will make your taste buds sing! With just 4 ingredients, you’ll be snacking in no time.

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month so it’s a great time to highlight the importance of keeping ourselves and our “ticker” healthy!  What does “heart health” mean?  Heart health, or cardiovascular health, refers to the heart and blood vessels.  It includes a group of...

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Vegetable Pot Pies with Cornbread Crust

Vegetable Pot Pies with Cornbread Crust

Nothing says comfort food like a pot pie with cornbread crust!  This vegetarian twist includes winter herbs that add a warm, earthy flavor. To make it simple, use a boxed cornbread mix, but try homemade!  I've included a very simple recipe for you to try.

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Vegetable Pad Thai with Shrimp

Vegetable Pad Thai with Shrimp

Oh, how I love pad Thai and I just love this recipe!  The fresh, crunchy vegetables, the roasted peanuts that add texture, and the tangy sauce makes this recipe part of my regular rotation.  Take advantage of the versatility of this recipe!  Use chicken or tofu...

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Buffalo Chickpea and Herb Pizza

Buffalo Chickpea and Herb Pizza

If I'm having a busy day, the last thing I want to do is start pulling ingredients out of the fridge or pantry to make lunch.  But this recipe is different - no chopping or prepping necessary! With pre-baked pizza crust, store bought hummus or bean dip, canned...

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