More Broccoli Please!

Broccoli is a side-dish that just never gets old. This green cruciferous veggie is always in style because it’s rich in nutrients that aid inflammation, oxidative stress, digestion, detoxification, and even prevents diseases like cancer. When prepared right, even the kids will want more!


Simple Broccoli with Lemon, Garlic, and Pine Nuts:


  • 1 large head of fresh organic broccoli cut into pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or another high-heat oil)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sauté chopped garlic in coconut oil. Once browned, take off heat and combine in bowl with olive oil, lemon juice, and dijon mustard. Whisk until consistent. While toasting pine nuts, steam broccoli in a broiling pan or steamer until just cooked. Pour garlic dressing and toasted pine nuts over warm broccoli, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy as a side dish or snack! For a whole meal, add chickpeas or tempeh before sautéing garlic!

One Healthy Breakdown: tasty and healthy means broccoli done right.

Happy National Kale Day!

image(9)Today is the day. Wednesday, October 2nd officially marks the celebration of…KALE! Yes, kale is everywhere. Kale is trendy. Kale is crunchy. Kale is the king of superfoods. If you haven’t jumped on the kale train, you just may reconsider once you’ve tried the classic green juice’s indulgent, crunchy, yummy-in-my-tummy friend, kale chips!

Yummy (in my tummy) Kale Chips: Preheat oven to 325 degrees and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut stems off one head of kale, wash and dry. Cut into pieces and spread out on cookie sheet. Massage kale with coconut oil (no more than a tablespoon total.) Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes or until crisps. Let cool and serve as chips. So crispy, so light, so healthy…SO good! For more clean, lean green recipes, sign up for One Healthy Hamptons’ Fab Fall Cleanse!

One Healthy Breakdown: National Kale Day – let the celebration begin!


Got lemons? Good. If you haven’t noticed by now, I love recipes that are simple, pack a nutritional kick, and taste great too. This is my favorite go-to for an easy, versatile, and ridiculously delicious marinade, with only two ingredients! Use it for fish, chicken, veggies, or even as salad dressing.

mmmmmmmmmmmmm, it’s that good.Grilled Fish Entree in BarcelonaMakes 1-2 servings. Chop one medium shallot (or red onion) and two lemons. Sautee in pan lightly greased with olive oil. Squeeze remaining lemon juice and cook mixture until shallots turn slight light brown. Remove from heat and let cool. Cover and marinate your protein/veggies of choice in mixture for one hour before cooking or mix into your salad as is. Enjoy!

One Healthy Breakdown: This one adds a ton of flavor without added calories, just nutrients and taste!

Spice Up Your Life

Join me for drinks, won’t you?!   photo 2(1)Water, that is!  As the temperature rises and we’re out in the hot sun, it becomes even more important to stay hydrated. We all know we should be drinking lots and lots of water every single day and carry a water bottle everywhere we go. Here are some fun and natural ways to spice up your water. Prepare your beverage in a pitcher and serve at lunch or dinner for a refreshing cocktail alternative, or just store in the fridge to have readily available throughout the day. These additions give your water some zest and look pretty too, especially if you use fun cups and straws!  You can also play around with ice cubes and make them out of juice, add herbs, or fruit!

Add any of the following ingredients to your iced water for an instant pick-me-up:

  • Fresh rosemary
  • Mint leaves
  • Cucumber slices
  • Watermelon pieces
  • Crushed berries
  • Basil leaves
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Peach slices
  • Mango
  • Lemon or lime juice
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Orange juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Peppermint extract
  • Goji berries
  • Coconut extract
  • Herbal/green tea
  • Grated ginger
  • Lemon or orange zest
  • Apple cider vinegar for an instant detox

Drink up and enjoy!
One Healthy Breakdown: Cheers to Summer – this one’s for you!