All Posts By Herb Mesa

The Energy Chef: Tips For a Lighter Girls’ Night

by in Uncategorized, September 30, 2010

beef pops with pineapple and parsley

What is it about a girls’ night out that’s different from any other event? I’ve done my share of dinner parties where ladies love to eat, drink and be merry, but I still needed to do a little research on my own. So, I asked the ladies in my life: my wife,  my clients and my female friends. The answers were the same: Girls just want to have fun, with great food and great drinks (and of course, great company).  Luckily, you can do all that without going overboard.  Here are my tips to avoid overindulging.

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The Energy Chef: Game-Time Snacks

by in Uncategorized, September 23, 2010
Herb Mesa's Yucca Chips with Guacamole
Herb Mesa's Yucca Chips With Guacamole

Football season is well under way, and when I’m not tailgating at the game, I love to invite friends over to watch my favorite teams play. Football and snacks go hand in hand, but it’s easy to overdo it on chips, pizza and popcorn.  Don’t let your diet get tackled by high-calorie, fatty snacks. Try my lighter takes on favorite football foods.

Herb’s lighter chips, pizza and popcorn »

The Energy Chef: Tailgate Favorites, Made Healthy

by in Uncategorized, September 16, 2010
Herb's Ultimate Tailgate Meal

Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned tailgate party? There’s football, there’s friends and of course, food. Typical football party foods can be super-high in fat and calories, but my lighter burgers and potato salad have all the classic flavor, without the guilt.

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The Energy Chef: Herb Mesa’s Back-to-School Bites

by in Uncategorized, September 8, 2010
Herb Mesa's Favorite Lunchbox Recipes

The first day back to school is both a happy and sad day for me. I love having my girls around, but let’s face it — after an entire summer of trying to keep them busy, I am usually ready to send them back!

As the first day approaches, I start to think about the age-old question: What should I make them for lunch? I look at lunchtime as an opportunity to introduce them to healthy, delicious food combinations. Here’s a peek at what I’m packing up for them.

Get Herb’s favorite lunchbox recipes, plus packing tips »