They’re everywhere – in soft drinks, yogurts, ice cream, juices, energy drinks, applesauce, fruit cups, protein bars, chewing gum, syrup, salad dressing, popcorn, and even some breath mints and toothpaste.
Many people are surprised to learn that potatoes are a great weight loss food. A study done at the University of Sydney in Australia showed, of 38 common foods tested, potatoes provided 5 times more …
Is butter back? Is it a healthy option? Will it help with weight loss? What does the research say?
Sticking to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier or lose weight doesn’t have to mean salad, salad, and more salad. A healthier new you can be as simple as swapping out one food or ingredient for another. Just a few simple changes for a healthy – and slimming – new year!
Most typical picnic food is laden with saturated fat and calories. For example, a typical potato salad recipes gives you 350 calories, 20 grams of fat, 170 mg cholesterol per serving! I’ve taken a few picnic classics and given them a makeover for healthier outdoor eats … plus I’ve added a few new ideas that are sure to become your new favorite take-along-friendly foods.
I often get requests for the nutrition information (calorie count, fat grams, etc.) for my recipes, but as you may have noticed, there are none.
Have you ever been tempted to buy a healthy-looking fruit bar only to discover that those fruit bars don’t even contain any fruit!? Or maybe you wanted some guacamole dip, but then after reading the ingredient list you discover there are no avocados in the dip? This is …
Many diet programs teach that successful weight loss boils down to one thing: You have to burn more calories than you take in. Calories in versus calories out. But does it really work that way?
I often hear the words herbs and spices used interchangeably, but they are actually very different seasonings and they have different effects on the health.
Sometimes making the switch to a healthier diet can be just about as overwhelming/boring as doing taxes. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many small – read easy – steps you can take to make eating healthier easy and delicious!
Putting even one or two of them into practice can make a huge difference. Here are a few ideas: