Thinking of adding more greens to your vegetable diet? Brussels sprouts often have a bad reputation, but did you know that they offer a range of health benefits and can reduce the risk of many health conditions?
At my house, we are a chips and dips crew. I always have salsa in the refrigerator and chips in the pantry.
These No-Bake Raw Brownie Bites are quick, easy, and exclusively sweetened with fruit!
Looking for a yummy grab-and-go breakfast? I am all about convenience in the morning so I love that these egg muffin cups can be made in advance.
I have joined an early morning boot camp and was looking for a quick grab and go breakfast that I could eat on the way…
Try this healthier option for dinner. It takes a vegetarian spin on a casserole-style dish that is full of vegetables and flavor.
Are you looking for a way to spice up your chicken?
Breakfast literally means to ‘break the fast’ between dinner and the meal once a person wakes up.
Do you dread going to the grocery store, or wish the vegetables you had on hand would last for just a few more days? Make the most of those cumbersome grocery runs by stocking up and storing your food appropriately to keep them fresher longer.
I had a friend share this simple, healthy recipe with me a few weeks ago. I am always asking her for new recipes.
Salmon might be one of my favorite dinners. The best part is there are so many ways to create and cook a variety of salmon recipes.
Between busy schedules and daily activities, dinner plans sometimes get lost in the shuffle.
Carbonated soft drinks are the most consumed beverage in the United States with the average American drinking as much as 44.7 gallons each year.
Are you in a lunch-packing slump and need new ideas? Try this Curry Chicken Salad.
Warm summer temperatures are around the corner. Eating on the lighter side can be easy and yummy.
If the mere idea of trying to lose weight fills you with dread, think of this number: 100.
Round and orange they grin and glow, unmistakable signs of fall. But, pumpkins don’t shine only as jack-o’-lanterns.
Tailgating is synonymous with fans, fun and food—lots and lots of food. Much of the time, those tailgate feasts don’t feature the most healthful fare. But even in the midst of all the fun, good nutrition doesn’t have to go out the window.
Ok. I know I promised to talk about a Paleo lunch recipe next, but I have been obsessed with trying out Paleo baked goods lately.
Experts say nutrition is the key to a healthy lifestyle. It can lower the risk of disease and improve your overall health. Yes, this is VERY true. But, do you ever get bogged down with the complexities of nutrition?
This past weekend I took my niece and nephew to an Easter egg hunt in a neighborhood park. It was a great event and very organized. All the children hunted eggs with other kids in their age group. My niece is 2 years old, so she was in the 0-3 age group.
Do your picky eaters turn up their noses at everything from A (apricots) to Z (zucchini)? If so, here are some homespun strategies for transforming young fruit and veggie haters into more adventurous (and healthier) food lovers.
My mom laughingly told me to stop reading books the other day. You see, I have been interested in health, fitness and nutrition since I was a teenager (not quite Neolithic times, but a long time ago). So, I am always coming up with new or old info to test out on the family.
Super Bowl XLIX is just around the corner and it will be full of football, commercials, entertainment, and CALORIES! Yes, calories… Some say this ‘holiday’ is second behind Thanksgiving Day for the most calories consumed.
Americans love snacking. On any given day, 90 percent of us nibble between meals. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
My favorite thing to do when I travel is check out the local markets. I believe this is a great way to experience and truly get a taste of the culture and environment of the area I am visiting.
Looking for Fall superfoods? Here are three fall favorites you should add to your grocery list.
No, it’s not hype: Apples really can help keep doctors away. That’s because they’re packed with powerful plant chemicals and other substances that fight disease.
You probably already know this equation: Too much LDL (the bad cholesterol) + not enough HDL (the good cholesterol) + high triglycerides (another blood fat) = potential trouble for your heart.
Texans have a fiercely independent nature, and we still try to hold on to a little bit of the old Wild West! Not to mention, we love cowboys. AND, no one can visit Texas without eating some great food.
Are you looking for health and wellness events happening in San Angelo? Look no further… We have added a new feature to the website, an Events page!
Did you know that 90% of adults and children do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and veggies each day? WOW! What are we eating… burgers, burritos and bon bons?
Food plays a role in every aspect of our lives. Celebrations, holidays and social gatherings always involve food! Not to mention, we use food to express and suppress our emotions.
Taking it easy is one of the best parts about a vacation. But while the rest and scenery may do you some good, the same can’t always be said of the food—especially when you’re driving to your destination. Think empty-calorie, gas station munchies.
Summer should be a stress-free time full of food, friends and fun. “Kids Eat-FREE!” can help. Summer meals are FREE to kids and teens 18 and under.
What comes to mind when you think about July 4th? Most of us probably think of lazy summer days with lots of picnics and fireworks! With all the excitement, it can be easy to overlook what exactly the celebration is about!
What dad doesn’t like a snack full of nuts and chocolate? Let’s find a way to combine some of dad’s favorite ingredients to create an energy-dense snack that is portable for all of our ‘on-the-go’ dads!
What do you think is the main goal of your favorite restaurant?
They may be a small mom & pop restaurant or a huge chain. They all probably started because someone loved cooking and developing new recipes. BUT, they still have something in common… they want your money!
Mother’s Day is a time to show love and appreciation for our moms. Keep this recipe in mind to serve up a tasty treat for breakfast for your special mom.
Last time you were eating on the run or ordering a meal at a restaurant, were you eating on a plate or a platter? Portion sizes have grown drastically over the past 20 years, leading to increases in waistlines.
How often do you look at the list of ingredients on the foods you buy? Geez… what do all those gigantic multi-syllable words mean? Is that granola bar really as healthy as you think it is? Are you really choosing low sodium and low sugar foods? Or are those ingredients hiding behind an unfamiliar-sounding name?
“Enjoy the taste of eating right” is the slogan this March for National Nutrition Month. Research suggests taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another. This month, let’s focus on making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits.
As a health coach and personal trainer, I am always talking to people and answering questions about what to eat and what not to eat! I always try to emphasize “Moderation not Deprivation.” I stress this because we all know what happens when we try to totally restrict something that we are REALLY craving.
With heart health on our minds, let’s have a glass of red wine and try a new snack. Make this fresh, healthy snack to enjoy along with your heart healthy glass of wine because red wine has its benefits in moderation.
February is known for two things: heart health and love. So let’s love our hearts and combine the two for a decadent treat… dark chocolate! It’s time to have a heart-healthy diet without trashing the chocolate stash. A heart-healthy diet is your first defense to prevent heart disease.
Happy hour, weekend dinner, Sunday brunch… it’s not your friend’s fault you ordered the double bacon cheeseburger, but they did and man, it looked delicious.
Maybe this Japanese proverb will get your attention: “eight parts of a full stomach sustain the man; the other two sustain the doctor”. burp.
Ready to bring in the New Year without the extra calories? Try this punch with one of the three variations that will save you a few calories and taste just as good!
Blueberries and Chocolate… the antioxidant powerhouses. Put them together in a delicious brownie and you’ve got twice as many reasons to eat them. Try these brownies for your next holiday party and everyone will be asking for the recipe.
No small potatoes with this soup recipe, folks! The chill is upon us and nothing warms the body and soul more than a steaming bowl of thick homeade potato soup.
It’s not unusual to decide you want to lose some weight before going on vacation. In fact, an impending vacation is one of the top reasons people give for starting diet and exercise regimens. Of course you want to look fantastic on your trip, but hopefully you want to look just as good on the way home.
This holiday season, let’s be thankful for good health and great food as we share healthy options with family and friends. Here is a version of sweet potatoes that has a lighter coating sauce that brings out the flavor of the sweet potatoes and saves a few calories.
It is that time of year again… are visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, too? With all the holiday parties looming in the near future, you may feel like it will be impossible to eat healthy during the holiday season. But, it can be accomplished.
Carrot Cake is a classic dessert that echoes the scents and flavors of the holiday season, but just because it has carrots does not mean it is automatically a healthy choice. Here’s a recipe you can feel good about.
It’s that time of year… Thanksgiving is around the corner. Holiday eats and treats can come with many tasty temptations. Be on the lookout for holiday recipes and tips that let you partake in the festivities without all the extra calories. Everyone needs a little spice during the holidays, so let’s start with some Pumpkin Spiced Biscuits.
Every year around Halloween I go through a moral dilemma. It’s not a battle between my Christian faith and the fact that Halloween began as a pagan holiday (already worked through that one). It’s not about whether or not I am going to let my kids pick out their costumes. It’s not even deciding which fall festival, trunk or treat, or costume party I’m going to have to pass on this year.
Every day you decide what to eat, but you might not understand why you eat.
For instance, do you eat only when you’re truly hungry or do you sometimes nosh because you’re bored or sad or because a tempting TV ad sent you to the fridge?
The answer to those questions can be important—especially if you’re trying to lose or maintain weight.
The good professor was taught that in today’s society, for most people, food is not a means of nutrition. Food is a sign of ethnicity, food is a sign of success, food is a shoulder to cry on, food is art, food is a social event, food is a badge of personality, food is a party or a parade. Food is everything but a commodity consumed to prevent starvation.
The second annual Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge begins on September 1st and ends November 1st. This eight-week competition challenges cities, towns, and communities across the state to compete to see which can demonstrate the greatest commitment to healthy living.
What’s the most important lifestyle change you can make to become a healthier you?
A change you will commit to. A change you enjoy. A change that will last a lifetime!
1. It will raise your Wellness IQ.
2. We live here, we work here. We understand the challenges.
3. Reading our blog burns calories.
4. You’ll receive weekly updates to encourage you and keep you on track.
5. You’ll feel more confident.
In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and cream cheese (use a blender for smoother results). Stir in tomatoes, olives,oregano, parsley and pepper, to taste.Spread on whole grain crackers, use as a dip or spread on bread instead of mayo for a flavorfulsandwich or burger