Living the WELL Life

Diggin’ In!

The best way to dig in to your days is to begin with a healthy breakfast…and I don’t mean a Grand Slam (unless you want your heart to attack you…). These dishes will help you sail through your mornings with more energy than you can imagine.

Apple and Berry-Scented Quinoa
The Best Scrambled Tofu

Apple and Berry Scented Quinoa
I was enlisted to create a healthy breakfast cereal that kids would actually eat and that moms could easily afford and make on a busy morning. It’s high in complete protein, contains fresh fruit, and the added protein of walnuts . Tested on lots of kids, this recipe has won raves every time

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Diggin’ Out

Need to dig out of the mess you have made of your health, but worry that the transition is hard and unappealing? Try these yummy make-over dishes and you’ll be on the path to health in no time!

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If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, Why Do We Feel Like the Pits? - By Christina Pirello

The New Year is well on its way to being just another year and many of us still feel ‘hung over’ from the holidays: too much indulging, too little sleep and exercise have taken their toll on our bodies. By now many people's resolutions to get fit and healthy have fallen to the wayside.  It’s time to get back on track (or on track in the first place), stay warm in the cold weather (lots of shivery days ahead) and energize our lives once and for all.    Read more

Oh Them Bones! - by Christina Pirello

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. This epidemic, affecting both men and women, is largely preventable…and reversible. Did you know you get a brand new skeleton every 3-4 years? Cooking for your bones is delicious, rich and exciting…and you will stand tall and straight from your youth to your golden years!  Here's a tasty menu to get you started.

Mexican Black Bean Soup
Quinoa Salad with Almonds and Chia
Miso Braised Tofu with Garlic Sautéed Kale
Bitter Green Salad with Dulse Sprinkle
Sesame Hiziki Salad
Zeppole with Orange Glaze  Read more

Spring Cleaning Time! - by Christina Pirello

It's that time of year again!  Time to clean our houses and prepare for spring.  Did you know you can spring clean your body too?  I've got some recipes that can help.   Read more

The Heart of the Matter - by Christina Pirello

We're told that disease is heredity or just fate.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  While lots of factors play a role, your destiny is not dictated.  You have the ultimate say in your health.  You just have to know what to eat.  That's where I come in.  Join me in making this recipe and empower your life.  Read more

Baby, It's Cold Outside! - by Christina Pirello

Winter is a great time to turn up the heat...with your food!  The dishes in this menu will nourish and keep your body thriving in the cold days ahead.    Read more

Look Who's Coming to Dinner - by Christina Pirello

This meal is a tasty one indeed and it's a perfect menu for a grown-ups night with good friends and sparkling dinner conversation.  What are you waiting for?  Get your party started!  You'll be the talk of the town!    Read more

Ying and Yang - by Christina Pirello

Everyone seeks to have balance in their time to balance out work time, adequate sleep to recharge from a busy day, meditation or yoga to get the picture.  Balance is important on your plate too.  It's good to eat meals full of variety, including lots of different veggies and greens.  Here are some of my favorite recipes, combined to offer you a truly balanced meal.  You'll feel oh-so-good!    Read more

Warm Me Up - by Christina Pirello

It's fall in Philadelphia and today it feels a bit more like winter!  The weather definitely influences my food choices as I look to cool down in the summer with light entrees and embrace rich, warm and creamy food in the fall or winter.  Here's a menu of dishes inspired for those rainy or cool days of autumn.  They go well with a comfy couch, cozy blanket and a good movie.   Read more

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