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Tram L. Healthy Living Professional

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
Honolulu, Hawaii
My philosophy on food and keeping a balance of mind, body, and spirit is simple: nurture your body, nurture your soul. I'm a Registered Dietitian devoted to providing you recipes that will feed your appetite for good food and healthy living.
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Coconut Chocolate Earl Grey Tea by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The other day, my bestie from CreamCraft goods , posted a picture of her tea time – an Earl Grey tea bag flavored with chocolate! I don’t have the luxury of being in ... Read on »
Plant-Based Diets and Nutrient Concerns by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan Whether you’re vegan (no meat, eggs, dairy), vegetarian, pescatarian, semi-vegetarian or flexitarian (sm ... Read on »
Soft Tofu Pudding with Coconut Milk & Caramelized Sugar/Ginger Syrup by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In Vietnam, desserts are not heavy, calorie-laden affairs. This soft tofu pudding can be found in some Asian grocery stores, still warm. It’s such a part of normal, e ... Read on »
Poor tofu. by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Tofu has been around for centuries, and lately, it’s gotten a lot of flack. Poor tofu. I’ve been running into lots of people who are scared of tofu because it’s a soy ... Read on »
Grilled Romaine + Vegan Caesar dressing + chickpeas + avocado by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Regular Caesar salad dressing can be chock-full of saturated fats, but not this vegan dressing! I adapted the recipe from one I saw on Eat Life Whole , and made this ... Read on »
Stir-fried, Veg-Friendly Udon with Black Beans by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is one of the first dishes I made when we veered towards a more plant-based diet. It certainly is a well-rounded dish, with plenty of different colors of veget ... Read on »
Grilled Pineapple Spears by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is pretty much the easiest dessert you can throw on the barbeque. We had these for our Fourth of July get-together, and my intent was to serve them with vanilla ... Read on »
Mark Bittman’s Cilantro-Mint Chutney by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This chutney is perfect with some naan bread, tortilla chips, or even as a topping for some grilled protein. The recipe is from Mark Bittman’s book, How to Cook Every ... Read on »
Cinnamon Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil and Flaxseed by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living These cinnamon chip cookies are pretty bomb. I’ve adapted this from an awesome vegan rosemary-chocolate chip cookie recipe from Isa Chandra Moskowitz , and although t ... Read on »
Roasted Cauliflower, Corn, and Black Bean Tacos by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There really is nothing better than (a), my daughter’s laugh, (b) my hubby’s hugs, and (c), improvising in the kitchen, only to stumble upon a really good dish. And t ... Read on »
Chia Seed Refresher by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This reminds me of a basil seed drink that we used to get at Vietnamese grocery stores in California. The chia seeds, when in water, swell up and become a little gela ... Read on »
Almond Joyful Smoothie by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is a dessert and snack all in one! And the best part is that it’s packed with so many good-for-you type things. Almond butter for protein, heart-healthy monounsa ... Read on »
Savory Oatmeal with Almonds, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Say what?! That’s what I was thinking when I came across Giada Delaurentiis’s recipe for olive oil and sea salt oatmeal. That seemed ludicrous to me, since I always w ... Read on »
Almond Butter Linguine with Roasted Cauliflower, Tofu, and Red Bell Pepper by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Not to pat myself on the back or anything (okay, I kindasorta am), but I am getting pretty adept at making these plant-based meals. Here’s my latest creation, and I h ... Read on »
Green Honeydew Smoothie by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Green smoothies are in regular rotation in this household. My daughter loves to help me peel, slice, and freeze bananas so my smoothies are always extra-cold with oth ... Read on »
Thai Tofu Scramble by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My husband has been studying for a 6-hour exam for months, and it’s down to the wire now. I wanted to power him up for more studying today by making him a good breakf ... Read on »
Thai Red Curry Butternut Squash & Lentil Soup by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Soup is one of the easiest things you can make, and this one is definitely one of those dishes you should have in your repertoire, especially for time-stressed days. ... Read on »
Vegetarian Taco Fries by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Credit for this idea goes to my old friend, Mary Beth. She messaged me about a month ago, saying that she made some ground meat with taco seasoning and used it as a t ... Read on »
Asian-Style Coleslaw with Edamame and Roasted Peanuts by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We served this type of coleslaw a few months ago, when we had a Thomas Keller fried chicken party. It was such a hit, with the navy beans in olive oil and rosemary, s ... Read on »
Pretty Much My Favorite Salad. Ever. by Tram L. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is my favorite thing at the moment. I eat it a couple times a week, and usually have a hunk of bread with it, or some soup, or even toss a hard-boiled egg to add ... Read on »