Food Philosophy

Food Philosophy - New Kid On The Guac

Life is about balance. My personal food philosophy focuses on a holistic approach to wellness, with wholesome and delicious foods to fuel an active and adventurous lifestyle.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Nachos

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I love this dish because it takes a classic indulgent food like nachos and amps it up with wholesome ingredients to bring nutrition into the conversation. With fiber from the sweet potatoes, protein from the black beans, and all sorts of veggies on top, this is a super balanced dish full of flavor that is perfect for taco night traditions. This is one of my favorite ways to highlight that maintaining a balanced lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring!

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Ranch Dressing

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Ranch Dressing - New Kid On The Guac

From cauliflower crusted pizza, to cauliflower tots, and now buffalo cauliflower bites, this versatile vegetable can pretty much replace a potato, bread, or meat in almost any recipe. And while I love a good chicken wing from time and again, I do get pretty jazzed about challenging myself to try something new and innovative in the kitchen, like swapping the traditional chicken wing with a wholesome vegetable, like cauliflower.

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Skinny Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Skinny Spinach and Artichoke Dip - New Kid On The Guac

This classic appetizer favorite, spinach and artichoke dip is always a crowd pleaser at tailgates and parties. With a few simple swaps, this skinnier version of the dish will keep you coming back for more. A perfect recipe for another Packers win! And spinach = health, duh.

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Off the Grid

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Traveling food truck festival throughout all of Bay Area? Count me in. Check out the best of the best at Off the Grid, San Francisco!

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Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen - New Kid On The Guac

Fresh, local, organic salads at Sweetgreen, Chicago!

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Chocolate Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Greek Yogurt Zucchini Bread - New Kid On The Guac

This Double Chocolate Greek Yogurt Zucchini Banana Bread is so addicting and delicious, with wholesome ingredients to boot! Show that sweet tooth who is boss by sneaking veggies into your chocolate loaf. I swear, you’ll never suspect a thing.

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The Ugly Fruit and Vegetable Campaign

The Ugly Fruit and Vegetable Campaign - New Kid On The Guac

Trends and fads in the nutrition world are constantly changing. This is where my absolute nutrition nerd comes out — I am totally fascinated with hearing the latest and greatest health and wellness trends (chlorophyll and spirulina, anyone?!). 10 years ago, low-carb and Atkins diets were the biggest thing since sliced bread (pun intended). Now, the […]

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