Black Bean Salad

Party guests, family members and even the middle school kids where I volunteer, love this black bean salad. It’s colorful, zesty and extremely healthy. The dressing gives it a thick salsa quality and the fresh lime juice and cilantro make it pop. While the avocado is...

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Almond Joy Smoothie

This almond joy smoothie is perfect for adults, kids, breakfast and even dessert. If you enjoy it for breakfast, the carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats will give you energy to start the day and keep you satiated (feeling fuller) for longer. Do you shy away from...

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Easy Asian Coleslaw with Kale

This tasty coleslaw is mayo-free, easy to make and bursting with antioxidants. It’s an excellent way to enjoy raw cruciferous vegetables that are high in ORAC, oxygen radical absorbance capacity. In other words, they help zap free radicals. The red bell pepper and...

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Tuna Fish Salad with Greek Yogurt

I love tuna fish salad but dislike all the fattening mayo. By using Greek yogurt, I lighten it up plus add probiotics, the good bacteria, to your diet for healthy digestion. I do mix in a little light mayonnaise but you can omit it and use whole milk Greek Yogurt. By...

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Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

This Watermelon, Cucumber & Feta Salad is so flavorful and refreshing. Watermelon is a fantastic source of vitamin c and lycopene, another powerful antioxidant that’s responsible for giving watermelons and tomatoes their red color; and may prevent prostate cancer. The...

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Edamame and Red Rice Salad

This mouthwatering Edamame and Red Rice Salad is beautiful, easy to prepare and very healthy. The red rice adds fiber and antioxidants; and contrasts nicely with the green edamame (soybeans). Soybeans are one of the few plant foods that contain all 9 essential amino...

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Certified Health Coach

Michelle Sugiyama

Serving the Bay Area and Beyond