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About Serena Ball RD
Based near St. Louis, Serena Ball, MS, RD is a registered dietitian contributor to FoodNetwork.com where she writes about nutrition trends and develops recipes. She co-created and writes the Healthy Kitchen Hacks column for Food & Nutrition Magazine.
Her first cookbook, the best-selling The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health was released in 2018.
Serena cooks up healthy recipes for her regular TV appearances on The Morning Show on FOX TV2, St. Louis.
She blogs at TeaspoonOfSpice.com about delicious recipes and time-saving Healthy Kitchen Hacks with fellow dietitian Deanna Segrave-Daly. For her blog, Serena also creates hands-and-pans recipe videos. She produces bi-weekly Teaspoon Of Spice Facebook LIVEs to demonstrate simple and fun ways to put Healthy Kitchen Hacks into practice.
Serena is co-owner of Teaspoon Communications, a nutrition communication group of culinary-minded registered dietitian nutritionists. She co-created The Recipe ReDux, a health blogger community platform.
Serena's second cookbook, The Easy Everyday Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 125 Delicious Recipes from the Healthiest Lifestyle on the Planet, will be available in October 2020.
Serena is happiest in her bright aqua-blue kitchen developing healthy recipes for her five regular kitchen customers: her four children and husband.
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30-minute recipes to make the Mediterranean diet easy any day of the week
The vibrant, wholesome Mediterranean diet supports heart health and combats chronic disease—and folding it into an everyday routine is the surest way to feel its benefits. The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook helps anyone create a lifestyle full of all the delights this diet has to offer, from crisp produce to lean proteins and healthy fats on a foundation of hearty whole grains.
These uncomplicated recipes are perfect for anyone without a lot of time to spare—or without any kitchen experience. The ingredients can be easily found in grocery stores, and many recipes are labeled as 5-ingredient, one-pot, or 15-minute. Spending less time cooking means spending more time sitting down with a satisfying meal and toasting a glass of red wine to good health!
Set the table with dishes like:
- Mediterranean Potato Salad—Aromatic lemons and olives combine with fresh herbs in a vacation-inspired potato salad that’s perfect chilled for a summer picnic or warmed for a cold winter’s day.
- Tilapia with Red Onion and Avocado—Delicate fish fillets are perfectly cooked in only 3 minutes—in the microwave—before being stuffed with citrusy onions and complemented with creamy avocado.
- Chickpea Patties in Pitas—This twist on the beloved street food falafel wraps crunchy chickpea fritters in warm pita bread and tops them with refreshing cucumber yogurt sauce.
Make the Mediterranean diet an everyday habit with these quick, nourishing recipes.
Fresh off the success of their first cookbook, 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, authors Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD and Serena Ball, MS, RD, present their newest collection of 125 healthful and delicious recipes based on the Mediterranean lifestyle. Forget about fad diets and the latest trends--this book features recipes for pasta, whole grains, roasted vegetables, hearty breads dipped in olive oil, and more, all of which can be made in 30 minutes or less, and some in just 20 minutes. The recipes are budget friendly too, for anyone with a family to feed, and there are healthy kitchen hacks throughout for saving time in the kitchen. Most of the recipes are easily adaptable for gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and vegetarian lifestyles, and just like the authors' best-selling first book, the recipes are impeccably tested by a registered dietician, and they taste great too--Greek Zucchini Pita Nachos, Broccoli-Cheese Risotto, Artichoke Cheese Strata, and more.