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?
These No-Bake Raw Brownie Bites are quick, easy, and exclusively sweetened with fruit!
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.
Between busy schedules and daily activities, dinner plans sometimes get lost in the shuffle.
If the mere idea of trying to lose weight fills you with dread, think of this number: 100.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 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.
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