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:
A little while ago some friends invited us over to their house for a light meal and as we were chatting before the meal, somehow the subject of sprouting came up. When I mentioned that I didn’t really care for them, I noticed a change of expression on my dear friend’s face. Good one, Jen.
Thomas Edison once said, “You will have many opportunities in life to keep your mouth shut: You should take advantage of every one of them.” I should listen to him.
While there may be no such thing as a magic weight-loss pill, the high-fiber, low-calorie, extremely nutritious legume comes very close.
Approximately five percent of Americans (three-fourths of them women) suffer from seasonal affective disorder (also known as SAD) in the winter as daily sunlight hours dwindle. Here’s what you can do to cheer up your winter time.
Everything you every wanted to know about eating gluten free – from whether a gluten-free diet is right for you, to what foods are gluten-free, to how to lose weight on a gluten free diet.
Five foods that fight fat and actually help you lose weight the more you eat them!
Studies show that those who do this have lower prevalence of anxiety disorder and depression, are less likely to be overweight, have better immune system functioning, healthier blood glucose levels, more vitality and energy, better cognitive functioning, increased attention span, higher levels of self-discipline and impulse control, increased self-esteem, a better ability to work through problems, and greater mental health overall.
As I walked through the frozen-food aisle at the grocery store the other day, I was really struck by the effusive array of diet foods. The words “fat-free”, “lite”, “low-calorie”, “lean”, and “low-fat” were everywhere.
Have you ever bribed your child to eat her broccoli? Or pleaded with him to eat his peas? It seems that most three- and four-year-olds don’t naturally love turnips, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. This fact, of course, can lead to…
Year after year, losing weight is among the top five New Year’s resolutions for the average American. And yet the vast majority of those resolutions go unfulfilled. Why? Counting calories, reducing portion sizes, restricting carbs, and even attempting a vigorous…
Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? What about that burger? The wheat for the bread is probably grown by a sweet, old farmer in Kansas. And the meat? From a farmer who feeds his little herd of…