One of the reasons why I've teamed up with WW is because I love how they inspire healthy habits for real life. Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to cut out an entire food group in your quest to eat cleaner. It's all about moderation! Even though bread gets a bad rep for having a lot of carbs and sugar, they're also packed with fiber and protein when made from whole grains. I partnered with WW to create recipes that feature proteins, vegetables, fruits AND bread. If you love bread as much as I do, you'll definitely want to check out these recipes.
The recipe pictured above is my Artichoke Spread on Rye with an Egg and Shaved Parmesan. This is one of my go to dishes for breakfast and lunch. Since you can make it in less than twenty minutes, it's perfect for those early mornings when you don't have much time to cook a hearty meal before work. You'll make the artichoke spread from scratch by blending artichoke hearts and lemon juice. This'll give a tangy, citrusy flavor to the open faced sandwich. Add an egg, arugula and shaved parmesan and it's ready to be devoured!
Up next is a recipe featuring one of my favorite types of bread: pita bread. I've eaten pita breads since I was a child and plan to eat them until...well, forever. I especially love them in my recipe for Chicken Gyros with Beet Salsa and Creamy Tahini Sauce. I always aim to make sandwiches filled with a lot of veggies and protein. Instead of using leafy greens for this recipe, I stuff the pita bread with shredded chicken and a beet mixture. Beets are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and phyto-nitrates, which help to moderate your blood pressure. Seasoned with onions, lime juice and jalapeños, the tasty beet mixture will add a soft crunch to your gyros.
Remember the goal to healthy eating is balance, not restriction. The next time you crave some bread, try these tasty recipes! To get started on a WW journey today and access to more recipes like this, visit ww.com.
Over the past week on CORA-ntine Cuisine, I got to reunite with several friends that Nicole and I have made over the years. Our incredible guests included Maria Shriver, Sheila E, Debi Mazar, Chef Gabriele Corcos, Chef Karen Akunowicz and the Shirley Temple King! Many of the guests spoke of the importance of taking care of your health and eating foods that boost your immune system.
Hey y'all! This past week was one for the books. Not only did we celebrate Greek Easter, but it was also my son Caje's birthday! I got to chat with some incredible special guests including Cameron Mathis, David Burtka, Scott Evans, Chef Andrew Zimmern and superstar film director Tate Taylor! I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes from last week and fill you in on some of the topics we discussed.
I've had so much fun on CORA-ntine Cuisine this past week. I got to chat with several special guests including Chef Ingrid Hofffman, Chef Dominique Crenn, Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennet and my partners at the Little Kitchen Academy, Felicity and Brian Curin. There's been one common theme in all of my chats so far and that theme is positivity.