The Robin Barrie Blog

Summertime Salads

As a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, lover of all things vegetable based, and a salad connoisseur, I am often asked, “Don’t you EVER get sick of salads?”  My answer is a firm NEVER , since they are so super versatile.  But I do love salads the most in the...

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Super Bowl Swaps

It’s almost game time!  Although you and/or your guests may enjoy and be looking forward to all the traditional football fare, you can try some of these tips to keep everyone healthy and happy! Crush it with Crudités Instead of a...

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Nourished for the New Year

Join us virtually from ANYWHERE in the world!  All you need is an email address, Facebook account, and access to a scale and measuring tape! Join Registered Dietitian / Personal Trainer and Westport Mom, Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN for YOUR CHOICE of 1 – 3...

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Chicken Bolognese

I make some version of this sauce at least once a week-it’s really pretty easy and quick.  Sometimes I use ground turkey, sometimes chicken and different veggies end up in the pot. Traditional Bolognese often has carrots, mushrooms, red wine, tomato paste, but I...

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Cranberry Sauce with Pears

Yield: Serves 8 Ingredients 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries 2 medium pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch chunks 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons agave 2 tablespoons orange juice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Direction Combine cranberries,...

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Baked Apple Recipe

Try this sweet, healthy alternative to apple pie on Thanksgiving or any time during the year. 6 apples (choose your favorite variety!) 1/2 cup raisins and/or dried apricots 1/4 cup chopped walnuts OR pecans (or other nuts) 3/4 tsp grated orange zest 3/4 cup...

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Wild Mushroom Gravy

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 c. chopped onion 1 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. salt 8 oz. oyster mushrooms, sliced 1/4 c. dry sherry 3 c. mushroom stock 1 1/2 tbsp. almond flour (or...

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French Bread Pizza

Remember French Bread Pizza? That crunchy outside with all the melty cheese and toppings? It was sooo good that we even used to look forward to the school cafeteria version. Today I created a much healthier option, and OMG it was so good that I ate it all up for...

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Spinach Berry Salad

It’s FINALLY Summertime!  Memorial Day Weekend is here. Let the summer BBQs begin!  This year I would love to help you think of all the healthy options that can be part of your party or family meals all season long. This is THE time of year to take advantage...

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Homemade Cauliflower Pizza

Ingredients 1 cup cauliflower rice, cooked  1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese 1 egg 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp fresh garlic (or use garlic powder- I use a small sprinkle only.) 1/2 cup Rao’s Marinara sauce  1/2 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese...

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Roasted Lime Asparagus

Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus, with 1-inch, cut off from the end of the stem 1/2 lime 1 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper to taste Place asparagus in a single layer in a roasting tray. Coat with olive oil and squeeze the juice of the lime. Stir for even coating....

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Vegetable Turkey Burgers

Ingredients: 20 oz or 1.25 pounds lean ground turkey 1.5 cups finely chopped kale 1 cup onion chopped then sauteed in 1 tbsp olive oil on a stove 1.5 cup finely chopped red, yellow, orange peppers 2 Tbsp almond or quinoa flour 2 egg whites 1 clove fresh garlic minced...

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Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup almond flour 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 4 eggs 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey or agave) 1 tsp vanilla 2 TBSP coconut oil 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 banana, mashed 1 cup unpeeled, finely...

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Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Muffins

These muffins are made from all natural ingredients. With about 250 calories, 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, they make a great breakfast or filling snack. They are gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and very filling and satisfying. Not to mention, they are...

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Simple Sides: Steamed Broccoli

Ok, so we all know broccoli is good for us and we should just eat it right? Not so fast: did you know the healthiest version of broccoli only takes FOUR minutes to cook? You get the most bang for your broccoli buck by quickly steaming this vegetable for 4 minutes or...

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