Great Gluten-Free Pizza in Reno

The gang at Noble Pie really knows how to whip up a tasty gluten-free pizza!

It’s not often that I rave about gluten-free pizza (other than my own creations); but a recent visit to Reno left me wowed by the wheat-free pie at a local pizza joint. Located just a few blocks from Virginia Street, Noble Pie is everything you could ask for in a healthy pizza restaurant — and more. Continue reading

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Poached Cod and Green Beans with Pesto

Poached cod and Green Beans with pesto

An easy and healthy way to prepare cod.

Ingredients

1 T olive oil

1 pound green beans, trimmed

3/4 C shallot, thinly sliced

1 1/4 pounds cod, cut into four portions

1/4 t pepper

1 1/2 C low-sodium or homemade chicken broth

1/4 C pesto

Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans and shallot, and cook for one-to-two minutes, until the shallot begins to soften.

Sprinkle both sides of the cod with pepper. Spread the beans into a flat layer in the pan and gently place the cod on top. Increase the heat to high, add broth, cover and cook four-to-six minutes, until the fish is cooked through.

With a slotted spoon, transfer the cod and beans to plates. Cover to keep warm. Cook the broth over high heat uncovered, until reduced to about a half-cup. Remove from heat and stir in pesto. Pour the sauce over the fish and beans.

Nutrition

4 Servings

Calories: 264

Sodium: 371 mg.

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String Bean Chicken Breast

String Bean chicken Breast

This is a Panda Express copycat recipe; and although it’s not exactly like the restaurant version, it’s still very tasty. The first time I made it I forgot the sugar and it tasted horrible. I’m glad I gave it a second go-round because it’s really a tasty dish. I served it over rice, but to be honest, it would also be good alone. Continue reading

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Thai Chile Plum Glazed Chicken

Thai Chile Plum Glazed chicken on the grill

Here’s a quick and easy summertime grilling recipe. The original recipe had fish sauce in it, but I used the hoisin to lower the sodium. Continue reading

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Lake Yellowstone Hotel Offers Healthy Dining Options

Sauteed Trout

Although national parks aren’t generally known for their healthy eating choices, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room is definitely the exception. Not only do they have gluten-free items on their menu, but they also include nutritional information for some entrees. So I was thrilled to be able to give it a try yesterday. Continue reading

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Eating Healthy in a Diner

Sticky Noodle Salad at Phillips Avenue Diner in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

What do you think of when you hear the word “diner”? For me, the word evokes images of greasy food, huge portions and lots of fat-laden dishes. And in truth, that’s what many diners are; however there is one diner in Sioux Falls, South Dakota that offers at least a few healthier options. And I was thrilled to get a chance to eat lunch at the Phillips Avenue Diner  today. Continue reading

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Mixed Offers Tasty Low-Calorie Meals

Being on the road and eating healthy is difficult at times; which is why I was thrilled to discover Mixed, located just down the street from my Sioux Falls hotel. I had never heard of this salad-based chain before, but after checking out their menu online, I decided to give it a try. And I have to say – I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading

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Eating Well in a Yurt

Shrimp Scampi cooking on the camp stove. Yummy!!

For the past few nights we have been staying in an accessible yurt in Ridgway State Park in Colorado. It’s very comfortable, and it allows us to do some healthy cooking on the road. We made a menu before we left on our five week-plus road trip, and will be stopping to shop along the way. Of course some things (like spice mixes) we brought from home, but the perishable and easy-to-find items we will get along the way. Continue reading

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Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker chicken

This is a quick and easy recipe that Charles adapted a bit to cut-back on the calories. I serve it with some white rice and veggies. The sodium is higher than I usually like, but it’s all from the Frank’s sauce, which really makes the dish. Be sure and get the Buffalo style sauce, as it has less sodium than the other flavors. This recipe is also gluten-free, as Frank’s uses xanthan gum instead of a wheat based flour. Continue reading

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Eating Well in the Grand Canyon

To be honest, most national parks are not known for their healthy eating choices, as the concessionaires tend to offer a menu of high-fat, low-taste, sodium-filled options. And although you can certainly find calorie-laden options at the Grand Canyon National Park, Xanterra Parks & Resorts also offers a number of healthier selections at their restaurants. Granted you do have to read the menus and choose carefully, but here are a few examples of some of the healthier food options at Grand Canyon National Park. Continue reading

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