Diet Diva Dishes

Roasted Veggie Recipe


Roasting vegetables can be a delicious and nutritious way to incorporate healthier foods into your diet. Take butternut squash for example, this orange veggie packs a ton of vitamin A (which is great for eyesight), vitamin C, and fiber in just one cup and it only has about 80 calories in that one serving! Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

10 mins
45 mins
55 mins
Serves: 4 servings
1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
freshly ground […]

Food Therapy: Calcium & Vitamin D

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Get The Most Out of Your Water: Infuse It!


If drinking regular water in the winter is hard for you, this tasty alternative will make it much easier, not to mention give you tons of extra vitamins and minerals. 

If you are like my brave family that resides in New England, considering the ruthless winter they’ve had, the thought of ingesting anything that isn’t hot may seem downright undesirable. Hey, I get it. This time of year up there is miserable… so miserable that I even moved over 1,000 miles away just to avoid it.

But what shouldn’t be avoided, regardless of where you live […]

What’s Eating You?: Alkaline Diet

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Weight Loss Challenger: Week 1 […]

Food Therapy: Cut Down on Sodium

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Star Wars Race Recap 2015


The inaugural Star Wars race weekend was the weekend after the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend–back to back weekends, with a Disney cruise in between!


I docked back in Orlando from the cruise on Friday morning and went straight to the airport to fly out to Star Wars weekend at Disneyland, CA.  My fiancée John and his two sons were already out there and the boys ran their very first 5K with their Dad.  They even dressed up and I’m pretty sure they are hooked on runDisney!


I arrived Friday evening and John and I […]

How to Embrace the Here-and-Now-You

I used to just plow through life at warp speed and rarely slow down to rest or relax, let alone smell the roses. I own my own business and have two young kids and like a lot of people juggle a lot. I was happy being busy, but at times it was downright exhausting.

Then tragedy struck. My husband was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. My boys were only 2 and 4 years old at the time. We took our fight to Germany for some integrative medicine in addition to chemotherapy here in the US. There’s nothing like a […]

Sweet Potato Smoothie


It’s Friday at time for a recipe!! This one is sure to satisfy and is filled with nourishing fruits and veggies!! Yes, slurp up your daily dose of vegetables while you enjoy this tasty treat!

Sweet Potato Smoothie

serves 1

1/3 cup cooked sweet potato (no skin)

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

5 ounces (about 1/2 cup) vanilla greek yogurt

1/3 cup 100% orange juice

Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Enjoy […]

What is Mindful Eating?


We’ve been working with a lot of clients lately on developing a healthy relationship with food. This looks different for each individual’s unique situation, but boils down to mindful eating. Which leads us to the big question: what is mindful eating?


Mindful eating, as the name implies, involves paying conscious attention to what you’re consuming and also noticing the motivation behind eating. Another imperative aspect of mindful eating is that this is done in a nonjudgmental way. Overall, the goal is to be able to listen to your body for hunger cues, recognize when your body […]