Fabulous Fiber

Whenever I’m at a loss of ideas on what to write about for a blog-post, I think about what I am teaching in class on the given week. (Side Note: I teach an introductory nutrition class at the local community college). This week we are learning about one of the three macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates! So naturally,…

Beets Bears Battlestar Galactica

Those of you that are lovers of Dwight – sorry this is not a blog post about the best show, it is actually about something better: BEETS!  Beets are easily my favorite vegetable. You can roast them, boil them, eat them raw, drink as a juice or incorporate them into your diet by a powder!…

“Labor-Free” Cooking for Labor Day

Labor Day is supposed to be a day to celebrate hard working people, so who wants to labor over a complicated recipe? Don’t take time away from friends and family preparing food and try these healthy, easy recipes! Plus someone’s got to bring the fruits and vegetables! 🙂 Cucumber Salad What do you need? Cucumbers (2…

Type 3 Diabetes… there’s another one?

Many of know someone who has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, whether it’s a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or even all three. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes (specifically type 2) is has been declared as US health epidemic. Today, more than 29 million Americans are living with type…

Collagen Protein

Hi friends! Anyone else feel like marketplace is blowing up with progressive nutrition products?! It’s actually a very exciting and interesting nutrition world right now. We used to live in a land of standard Quaker granola bars and orange juice fortified with calcium. Now, there are snack bars in the refrigerated section, live bacteria in…

Time to Top it off!

Let’s talk toppings! This has been a hot ‘top’-ic the last few years, and I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you (sorry, I’m not talking ice cream toppings). Spice Girls talk a lot about meal prep and the importance of planning; but with toppings, no prep is needed! Finding the right toppings…

Break the Fast with Sweet Potato Hash

Every summer growing up, my grandparents would take my sister and I to Cooperstown. Known for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown is a wonderful summer getaway. We would camp, hike, and then get all dressed up to see an Opera at the Glimmerglass Festival at the Alice Busch Opera Theater. Until recently, I thought this…

Stirring Up The Yogurt Aisle

Has the yogurt aisle become confusing to anyone else? And since when did it take up the entire aisle?! It seems like not too long ago, choices were limited to cow’s milk yogurt and a few dairy alternatives that came in nonfat, low fat or whole milk versions. Being trendy with yogurt meant you bought…

No More Boring Barbecue Foods

Being well into summer, I’m sure many of us have already fired up the grill once or twice for a barbecue. While I only am allowed to have a George Foreman in my apartment complex, I do love the opportunity to grill out at a friend’s or family’s home. There are the traditional barbecue favorites…

Savvy Summer Salads

“June 21, the first day of Summer” is what my sister always responds when asked about her birthday (thanks, Ky for never letting me forget the first official day of summer… and HBD!).  To celebrate the start of a new season, I would like to share some easy summer recipes. Each of these includes our…

Intuitive Eating: The Dieting Cycle

A few months back, I discussed starting the Intuitive Eating book by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Fast forward to now, I finished the book and ready to give you a brief summary of the main takeaways. Chapter One: Hitting Diet Bottom This chapter provides a background of what we are seeing more and more…