Author Archives: Jeannie Solomon

Jeannie Solomon

Jeannie SolomonJeannie Solomon is an accomplished and well-respected certified nutrition and wellness coach at the PJCC who focuses on holistic nutrition and whole-body wellness, providing the guidance needed to pursue a healthy, nutritious lifestyle.


Tumeric Latkes with Cinnamon Applesauce

November 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

TUMERIC LATKES WITH CINNAMON APPLESAUCE Turmeric and cumin are wonderful Indian spices that aid digestion, rev up the metabolism and help break down body fat. Couple that with the addition of cinnamon to the applesauce which helps regulate blood sugar and reduce cholesterol, and you have an delicious potato latke brimming with super nutrition. Preparation […]

Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfait

November 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Pumpkin, the quintessential fall holiday symbol is also a wonderful food full of fiber, protein, and vitamins K and A. By alternating layers of pumpkin puree with protein-packed Greek yogurt, these beautiful parfaits are easy to prepare, slimming for your waistline, and full of nutrition. Prep time:  20 minutes | Serves: 4

High Protein Sweet Potato Muffins

October 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

HIGH PROTEIN SWEET POTATO MUFFINS  Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Members of the Morning Glory family, sweet potatoes are really just edible roots. The red-orange sweet potatoes are slightly moister and sweeter than the tan variety, making them the best choice for this recipe. Prep: […]

Apple Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seed Recipe

October 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and apples and all of the great foods you can make with them! Here is a simple recipe to make and enjoy. Apple Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg […]

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

September 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake is the perfect dessert for Rosh Hashanah or any time of the year! CAKE 1-1/2 cups almond meal – I get mine at Trader Joes 4 large eggs, separated 1/2 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt TOPPING 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup sliced almonds DIRECTIONS […]

Edible Schoolyard: Inspiration For A Lifetime

August 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Bring something beautiful to the classroom. Bring a bouquet, set things up differently with a beautiful table cloth and a lovely basket of fruit. Prepare the classroom, the kitchen and the garden, so kids fall in love. –  Alice Waters /Founder, Edible Schoolyard Academy I was filled with excitement as I made my way across the Bay […]

Lentil, Parsley, and Mint Summer Salad

August 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

This is one of my favorite salads to bring to a BBQ or picnic. With only 130 calories per ½ cup serving and 6 gr of protein, this dish will be the hit with friends and family, who will be thanking you for bringing something healthy while they ask you for the recipe. Ingredients 1 […]

Summer Parfait

July 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

This ultimate summer dessert is light, delicious, and bursting with fruit. Ingredients 2 cups of sliced strawberries or other fruit of choice 1 pint or 2 cups heavy whipping cream ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar (more or less to taste) ½ cup blueberries, raspberries or fruit of choice for topping Directions To make whipped cream: Pour […]

Book Review – Jerusalem: A Cookbook

April 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

Food in Israel is unique and full of exciting flavors that have come together into a melting pot of centuries of influence from surrounding lands. Bringing the complexity of Jerusalem life to the dinner table, Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem: A Cookbook is as much a social studies lesson as it is a culinary delight. […]

Wellness Coaching. What’s In It For Me?

January 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

As a wellness coach, I am asked this question on a regular basis. I like to respond by relating the coaching I do to that of any other coach: A coach is someone who can help you make specific improvements to your technique which will add value to your overall game.  A good coach does […]

Strategies For Reinventing Your Resolutions

December 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Making, and then breaking, the same promises every year can be exhausting. Jeannie   Solomon, PJCC Wellness Coach, uses helpful strategies to help clients stay on track. Here, she shares her “tools of the trade” to help you reinvent your resolutions and—ultimately—yourself. Define Your Wellness Relationships, sleep, exercise, work, and spirituality (to name a few) are all […]

Olive Tapenade: Easy to Make & Delicious

December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

OLIVE TAPENADE RECIPE Ingredients 1/2 pound pitted mixed olives 1 small clove garlic, minced 2 Tbl. capers 2-3 fresh basil leaves 1 Tbl. freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbl. extra-virgin olive oil Directions Thoroughly rinse the olives in cool water. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Process to combine, stopping to […]

A Healthy Spin on Latkes: The “No-tato” Pancake

November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Traditional potato latkes are delicious but more and more people are looking for healthier ways to make these wonderful fried patties.  We’ve come up with a recipe that is heavier on protein and veggies and light on the carbs.  And, as a bonus, they taste great! Enjoy! Quinoa & Veggie Latkes Recipe INGREDIENTS: 3 cup […]

Olive Oil 411

November 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Did you know that different oils have different heat thresholds? Are you unclear on the benefits of olive oil and other cooking oils?  This video will give you a brief info session on oils! Interested in more information on Olive Oil? Join us November 20, 2014 for A World of Olive Oil: From the Middle East to […]

Cultivating Good Health

October 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Any time is a good time to cultivate good health by developing a wellness plan that will help you flourish. Don’t know where to begin? Draw inspiration from your garden and apply the same concepts to your health. Preparation Planning your garden is the first step to its success and the same holds true for your […]

Homemade Honey & Oats Granola Bars

September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Healthy, Tasty, Portable.  What’s not to like? Finding a snack that will provide you with energy and is easy to pack and carry isn’t always easy.  Granola Bars fit the bill but can be pricey. This recipe for homemade granola bars will be satisfying and easy on the pocket book! And, an added bonus, oats are […]

Summer Smoothie with a Vitamin Boost

July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Strawberry Peach Refresher Smoothie Serves 2 Are you ready for something cool, delicious, and good for you? This smoothie uses the mild tasting green, bok choy, which is known as a cancer-fighting cabbage because of its good source of beta carotene.  In just one 9 calorie cup of bok choy, you receive 63% vitamin A, […]

A Healthy Lunch Is In The Bag

June 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

A nutritious brown bag lunch is not only easy to prepare, but economical and healthier than the usual cafeteria fare or fast-food options. Not to mention, a good midday meal can help bolster those notorious mid-day slumps and keep you on your game. Here are a few tips for bagging a healthy lunch. Think Outside […]

Adding An Extra Pinch Of Health To The Passover Seder

April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Like the 10 commandments, the passover seder menu can seem like it’s written in stone. Passed down through generations and laden with family tradition, it feels almost sacrilegious to deviate from what our grandparents served their guests. But it’s that very menu, with all the starch, fats and sugar coated desserts (most often eaten for […]

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

This amazing dark chocolate cake has ground almonds in the batter and toasted almonds sprinkled on top, making rich in plant-based Omegas. INGREDIENTS: 3 Tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder – 65% or higher ½ cup raw almonds 2 Tablespoons sugar ¾ cup date or maple crystal sugar (or regular sugar) 3 oz. dark chocolate, – […]

Asparagus Season!

March 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Asparagus has always been a delicacy to me. When I was young, my older sister found a large patch of asparagus growing wild in a wooded area behind the neighborhood grade school. Each spring she would forage her way through the pointy stalks, bringing home with her handfuls of this wonderful vegetable for us all […]

Healthy Chocolate Recipes? Yes, Please!

February 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sweets Without The Guilt The term “Healthy” has a bad rap!  When we hear the term “healthy” we automatically think “tastes bad”.  Right?  But, just because something has that label doesn’t mean it is any less delicious than the less healthy version! Chocolate, for instance, can be healthy for us but the sugar that usually […]

Pantry Makeover

January 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
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It’s the beginning of the new year, and there is no better time to take stock of our belongings and reorganize! When it comes to the kitchen, there is no better place to get started then the pantry. This year, I challenged myself, and now I challenge you, to do out with the old and unhealthy, […]

Is Kale The New Marsha?

January 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Seems like Kale is the Marsha Brady of the food world with everyone chanting “Ka-le, Ka-le, Ka-le”!  Just like Marsha, the obsession with it is completely justified. Kale has extraordinary nutrient value, is heartily available in the winter months, and is said to defend against cancer and high cholesterol.  Why not take this super food […]