Many of us assume that what we use to dress, dip, and dunk our foods into doesn’t affect our nutrition. Not true! In fact what you’re pouring on could wreak havoc on your daily diet. Check out the nutrition facts below on some of the worst condiment culprits, and...Read More: What your condiments may be hiding
Breakfast is my hands-down favorite meal of the day for a few reasons: I usually wake up hungry or return from my early morning workouts with quite an appetite and I love fueling my body with healthy food and starting my day off on the right foot (Note: Eating...Read More: Oatmeal, Oatmeal everywhere…
National Nutrition Month may have just ended, but keep up the colorful fruit and veggie intake. What’s in season now will give you tons of flavor, not to mention the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and low-cal serving options. While we often think of the summer months as peak fruit/vegetable season...Read More: Don’t get caught being “so last season…”
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Eat Right With Color.” We’re not talking Skittles and Fruit Loops, here! Think fruits and vegetables–the colors, or pigments, in your produce pack a major health punch. When you’re selecting what to fill your grocery cart or green market...Read More: National Nutrition Month – Eat a Rainbow for Health!
Winter is coming to a close, but with a few cold weeks left this season, you may still find yourself craving hearty comfort food (the kind that adds inches to our waistlines). Instead of digging in to 500 calories worth of Mac & Cheese or a super greasy burger,...Read More: Get creative with your soup & warm up the last weeks of winter
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!