The USDA and US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This 95-page document was created in response to the fact that more than 1/3 of children and 2/3 of adults in the US are overweight or obese (yes you read...Read More: Your guide to the New Dietary Guidelines
I used to cook with olive oil or canola oil, both heart healthy fats that may help protect us from heart disease (canola oil even has omega-3s, an added benefit). However, there has been an on going controversy about heating oils and that they may actually become carcinogenic (cancer...Read More: Low calorie veggie sauté tip!
Welcome to 2011! It’s a new year, and like so many others out there, we’re sure eating healthy is on top of your “to do” list. Well to help you get there, we wanted to introduce you to our number one power food of 2011. Say hello to CHIA. ...Read More: Chi, chi, chi, CHIA!!!
We’ve heard it a million times “watch what you eat over the holidays to prevent weight gain”! But rarely do you hear “watch what you drink”! Well, I’m here to tell you the weight doesn’t only come on from the food you chew; calories from beverages count too!! Egg...Read More: Holiday Day Drinks = Holiday Bulge!
Dining out with friends, a holiday lunch or dinner, traveling for the week? Eating away from home can be part of any successful nutrition program as long as you know which foods to avoid and which to enjoy. A little bit of preparation will take you a long way...Read More: Dine out healthfully during the holidays and all year round!
Did you know: The average Thanksgiving meal has around 3,000 – 5,000 calories and 229 grams of fat! That’s 3 days worth of calories and fat in 1 meal or converted into pounds that = 1 to 1.5 pounds just from one meal! So, is it possible to navigate...Read More: How to happily navigate the Thanksgiving Table
I love to cook but I don’t always have time so when I do cook (2x/week) I apply a few simple rules: 1. There must be leftovers (freezer friendly an added bonus) 2. The whole family can eat it 3. It is healthy 4. It tastes awesome! With that...Read More: Meatloaf, the healthy comfort food!
Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means….CANDY! So how do you prevent yourself from repeatedly sticking your hand into the candy jar? Sure good old will power works but c’mon when leftovers are hanging around your living room or office, will power alone often...Read More: Stay happy (and slim) this Halloween!
I still have yet to meet a client who doesn’t love peanut butter (unless of course they’re allergic), and just about all of them are afraid to eat it because they can’t just stop at one spoonful (yes, you’re not the only one who eats it straight out of...Read More: Portion controlled peanut butter? Yes it exists!!!
Ok, so this might sound a little “nutritionist-y” and I know, I’m guilty since I am one but don’t disregard my new favorite snack until you try it! Kale Chips!!! Yes you read that right, Kale Chips! At this point you’ve probably heard of kale since it seems to...Read More: Kale Chips Rock (and taste better than they sound)!