Author Archives: Isabel-Smith

About Isabel-Smith

Isabel Smith, MS RD CDN, is a New York City-based Registered Dietitian, fitness expert and wellness coach. Isabel, the founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition, has helped hundreds of people reach their health and fitness goals both through working with individuals and corporations in person and via web-based programs. When Isabel isn't helping clients reach their goals, she can be found spinning, trying new recipes, and offering her expert opinion to publications like Cosmopolitan, Eat This Not That, RadioMD, Skinny Ms and others.

Caesarstone Recipes by Isabel Smith: Kale Chips

Chips of any kind are a favorite of mine, especially when they're healthy! Healthy chips like these kale chips make snacking more fun, and can easily help add more vegetables into your day, along with more nutrients like iron, B-vitamins, and fiber. Try having these chips as part of a meal or snack and serve with your favorite dip, like hummus for example. Enjoy these tasty and crunchy healthy chips!


Enjoy!



Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 2-3 servings

Ingredients:

1 bunch of curly or dinosaur kale, washed and chopped of stems into 2" squares
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
Dash of salt and pepper

Directions: 

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Wash and prepare kale by chopping off stem.
3. In a mixing bowl or large salad bowl, mix together the kale, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper then massage with your hands (really massage it!).
4. Spread the kale onto the baking tray and place tray into the oven.
5. Bake on each side for 5 minutes- total of about 7-10 minutes- you can turn the kale occasionally to prevent it from burning.
6. Remove the tray from the oven then serve the chips and enjoy.

For more recipes from Isabel Smith: Simple Guacamole | Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Caesarstone Recipes by Isabel Smith: Simple Guacamole

Tasty (and healthy) dips are a must in the summer... or any time of the year! Dips are great because they can be used as an appetizer, a snack, or as a side dish to your main course. This healthy and simple guacamole recipe is a sure crowd-pleaser! It can be adapted to your taste buds and can also be served with a variety of different chips and/or vegetables.
To mix it up, add more spices like cayenne, additional herbs and spices, or lemon/lime for a slightly different flavor.

Enjoy! 



Ingredients: 
2 avocados
2 tbsp sliced cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp chopped bell pepper
Juice of 1/2 lime
Dash of salt, pepper, cayenne

Directions:
1. Wash and prepare the ingredients- remove avocado skin and pit, slice and chop tomatoes and bell pepper, halve the lime, and lay out herbs and spices.
2. Add all ingredients to a bowl.
3. Mix ingredients together with a fork until well mixed (note- the mixture will be lumpy).
4. Serve the guacamole with your favorite veggies or chips.
5. Enjoy!

For more recipe ideas: Banana Chia Seed Pudding | Kale & Avocado Salad

Caesarstone Recipes by Isabel Smith: Banana Chia Seed Pudding

I love a healthy and tasty dessert that I can eat without feeling guilty, like this banana chia seed pudding. This recipe is super easy to make and if you like to mix in different flavors and try new tastes within the recipe you can easily do so. For example, if you want to mix up the flavors, try incorporating chocolate flavoring by using either chocolate almond milk or 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder. If you want a sweeter, fruitier flavor you can add 1-2 tbsp jam or jelly of your choice.
Serve this chia seed pudding as a dessert or even as a snack, because it's a source of healthy fat and fiber which can help to keep you satisfied for hours.

Enjoy!



Makes: 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 banana

Directions:
1. Add ingredients to the blender and blend for 1-2 minutes on high.
2. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours
3. Garnish with banana
4. Enjoy!

See More Recipes from Isabel Smith: Kale & Avocado Salad | Paleo Cookies

Caesarstone Recipes by Isabel Smith: Kale and Avocado Salad

I love a fresh salad, especially when it’s crispy, loaded with nutrients, and best of all- easy to make. This kale salad is made with just a few ingredients (that you may already have in your refrigerator!) and is dressed with a heart-healthy avocado and a delicious lemon and olive oil dressing. The key to this kale salad (and any kale salad) is massaging the avocado and/or the dressing with your hands- it makes the kale leaves softer and more palatable to taste.

Serve this salad as a part of a meal or even as a snack. Enjoy!



Ingredients:
Salad:
½ bunch kale (3 leaves or so), washed and torn off the stem (2" pieces)
1/3 avocado, smashed and massaged into the kale with hands
2 tbsp apple, chopped
2 tbsp yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Dressing:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:
1. Wash and prepare the kale leaves- tear off of the stem and dry, then place into a mixing bowl or a salad serving bowl.
2. Add in avocado smashed and mix (or massage) with your hands, then drizzle the dressing over the salad.
3. Add apple, yellow bell pepper, and pumpkin seeds as garnish.
4. Serve and enjoy!

See More Recipes from Isabel Smith: Paleo Cookies | Green Smoothie

Caesarstone Recipes by Isabel Smith: Paleo Cookies

Easy and delicious cookies are a must in my kitchen. These paleo double chocolate chip cookies are not only easy to make but they're gluten and dairy free as well. And there’s an even bigger plus because cocoa is a source of heart-healthy flavanoids– so there’s some good stuff in here for your body as well. Enjoy these delicious cookies!



Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12-16 cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
4 Tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips and mix well until mixture is homogenous.
3. Once the mixture is well mixed, fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
4. Using a teaspoon or small scooper, form 2-3" balls out of the batter and place at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
5. Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned (but the cookies are still soft).
6. Allow to cool for at least 5-10 minutes, then serve!

 

See More Recipes from Isabel Smith: Green Smoothie

Caesarstone Recipes by Isabel Smith: Green Smoothie

I love smoothies because they're easy to make and a great way to fit in more fruits and vegetables into your every day diet. This green smoothie in particular is made from many items you may already have in your kitchen, and although there are some green veggies in the it, it tastes much more like the fruit than the veggies- so it's sure to please even a new smoothie drinker. Not only is it tasty but it's also a good source of nutrients like immune-boosting vitamin C, energizing B-vitamins, and muscle-healthy potassium and magnesium. Try drinking this smoothie as a meal or even as a snack. Enjoy!








Ingredients:





1 banana

1/2 avocado

6 strawberries

2 Tbsp rolled oats

1 handful spinach

1 cup ice

1 cup almond milk (or other type of non-dairy or low fat dairy milk)




Directions:





Makes 1-2 portion (8-10 oz each)




1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

2. Mix on high for 45-60 seconds or until well-blended.

3. Serve and enjoy!