Now that you may be thinking about quitting sugar or already started, I want to help you out by giving you this little guide as to how much sugar may be hiding in our daily diet. Remember, the American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of added...Read More: How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?
Oh man, it is cold outside. Just today on my walk to the gym at 6AM it was 6 degrees. I miss summer. But instead of complaining, I’ve been enjoying some soul-warming foods that are delicious and nourishing at the same time. I find I’m craving more spice, warmer...Read More: What I’m Eating Now
Beyond the fun decorations, creative costumes, and pumpkin carving, Halloween is synonymous with candy- and lots of it. If you’re planning on taking your kids Trick or Treating, or simply buying candy for the kids in your neighborhood, chances are, you may want to treat yourself too. Before you indulge,...Read More: Trick or Treat Yourself
Anyone who knows me knows I am OBSESSED with chocolate. Not just any chocolate but, amazing, rich, very dark and often raw chocolate. I am also a purist when it comes to my chocolate and don’t like it with fruit, caramel, jelly, etc. There are only two things I...Read More: Chocolate Almond Butter Cups – Homemade
If you are anything like me you’re on the go which makes healthy snacking a bit tricky when trying to avoid packaged foods, extra sodium, fat and cals. Sure I always have some fruit and nuts with me, but sometimes I crave something sweet that has some staying power....Read More: Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Fun fact! Did you know the avocado is also known as the Alligator Pear? Regardless of whether you know it as the Alligator Pear or just a plain ole avocado, these nutritional powerhouses are one of my absolute favorite foods. Sure you can eat it plain, sliced in a...Read More: Avocadoh-so-delicious
The holidays are here! Visiting family and friends! Sparkly lights and parties! And road-tripping. And airplane food. Airport security lines? Wait, we thought the holidays were supposed to be fun… First, figure out what’s allowed.Liquids over 3.4 oz are not allowed through airport security, so buy your bottled water...Read More: Surviving Holiday Travel
Seaweed, sure it’s great. It holds sushi together without a strong flavor or it is covered in sesame oil and rice vinegar in a seaweed salad. Delicious and merely an after thought when enjoying some Japanese cuisine. But, outside of the restaurants, at least in my home, seaweed doesn’t have...Read More: Seaweed, it’s not just for sushi anymore!
I love nuts and would live on them and nut butters alone (um, and chocolate) if they didn’t carry such a high calorie and fat load. But, since they do I limit myself to 1 serving a day (about 1/4 cup nuts or 2 TBSP nut butter) so I...Read More: Sprouted Nuts and Seeds
Weight Watchers used to be the last bastion of old-school numbers-don’t-lie dieting. The points system reinforces a fundamental principle of weight loss: to lose body weight, create a calorie deficit. Fewer calories in, more calories out. When the body does not get enough energy from food, it begins to...Read More: The Skinny on Fruit