A Modern Day Guide to Therapeutic Lifestyle Design and Healing Chronic Stress from the Inside Out!

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area

Christina Pandolfo, MS, OTR/L, NC

thetherapeuticfoodie@gmail.com

Category Archives: General

Zucchini Ribbon Summer Salad

Lately, I have been having visions of hosting a summer dinner party, complete with hanging lanterns in the moonlight and a dreamy playlist of old tunes like La Vie En Rose and Stardust by Louis Armstrong, Isn’t it Romantic by Ella Fitzgerald, and Polka Dots & Moonbeams by The Four Freshman. See, I really have this…Continue Reading

Q & A Therapeutic Thursday: ‘Junk Food Vegetarian’ Snack Makeover

Hi Christina, I realized that I am a ‘junk food vegetarian’, and really haven’t been eating too healthy for the last few years. I am working on changing my diet, which has been a slow process. Do you have any advice on healthy snacks? I tend to snack at work, and would like to stop…Continue Reading

Watermelon, Berry, and Mint Cooler

Meet my new favorite summer drink: the antioxidant-rich Watermelon, Berry, and Mint Cooler. Incredibly hydrating and naturally delicious, this recipe has no added sugar, which also makes it a great summer treat for kids. If you have popsicle molds, you can even try it out frozen for a refreshing and healthy treat! Watermelon, the star…Continue Reading

Banana and Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Since I’ve started studying nutrition, one of my most frequently asked questions is: ‘What would be a healthy dessert to eat when I have a sweet tooth’? This pudding is a great answer. High in nutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids, this is a dessert you can feel good about! It is also very simple…Continue Reading

Carrot and Ginger Soup

This delicious and deeply nourishing soup has been on a regular rotation at my house. High in vitamins A and C (and also high in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties), Carrot and Ginger Soup is not only comforting to eat, but is also a great source of nutrients, especially helpful during cold season. I have experimented…Continue Reading

A Healthy Grab and Go Breakfast with Easy Egg Muffins

My new clients that I am seeing seem to have one request in common: ‘keep it easy’. One client even mentioned that he wouldn’t participate in the program if it didn’t work with his busy schedule. Yikes! I understand though. At one very recent point in time, I was working two jobs and decided to…Continue Reading

Rainbow Breakfast Salad

The idea of eating a salad for breakfast may seem strange and unconventional, but I actually love it as part of my regular breakfast rotation. Both an excellent way to get in your greens and protein, a hearty and textured breakfast salad (that also includes some healthy fats) is usually satiating enough to get you through…Continue Reading