7 Habits for a Healthy Heart

One. Woman. Every. Minute.

That’s how many women have their lives cut short by heart disease. While 1 in 31 will die of breast cancer, 1 in 3 will die of heart disease. That’s about one woman every minute – a staggering number.

But it doesn’t have to happen to you, even if you have a family […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Healthy Living|0 Comments

Budget Friendly Superfoods: Sweet Potatoes

During the land’s wintry deep sleep, when the hardy greens of spring are only garden plans on a page, I turn my culinary and nutritional attention to root vegetables.

They’re what’s in season, and I love them all. Roasted carrots, parsnips, beets and sunchokes. Baked and stuffed russet potatoes. Celery root salad.

But the sweet potato is […]

By |January 21st, 2016|Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Vegetable Recipes|0 Comments

4 Steps to Set and Achieve Healthy Goals

As a new year begins, you may be buzzing with new ideas and brimming with motivation.

Get healthy. Lose weight. Eat better. Yeah, it feels good!

But you may also hear a tiny voice in the back of your mind saying, “Hold on a minute. Weren’t these your goals last year?”

If this is true for you, and […]

By |January 9th, 2016|Healthy Living|0 Comments

Real Maple Syrup Facts and Recipes

Growing up, I used to drown my mom’s fluffy pancakes in a sea of Log Cabin® Syrup.

The “other” syrup, the tiny bottle of amber-hued “real” maple syrup stayed in the pantry. It was expensive, and was brought out only for the occasional recipe calling for it.

It wasn’t until I was grown and cooking on my […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Orange Pancakes with Maple-Cranberry Syrup

When fresh cranberries hit the grocery store shelves, I stock up. I love that tart pop of flavor, the perfect counterpoint to the sweet in baked goods. I often add cranberries to banana muffins and pancakes. Here is a delicious recipe that combines health promoting cranberries with real, maple syrup. The cranberries do a good […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Breakfast Recipes, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

3 Food Stories We Tell Ourselves

We all do it, at least occasionally. We tell ourselves food stories – convenient but untrue beliefs or ideas said privately to ourselves or aloud to others – that help us ignore the facts (or put off getting the facts,) so that we don’t have to change.

It doesn’t make us bad people. It just makes […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Don’t Be Duped – General Mills Cherrios Protein

In June, General Mills finally caved to mounting consumer pressure and agreed to remove artificial flavors and food dyes from their breakfast cereals over the next two to three years.

Children cheered and moms everywhere breathed a sigh of relief – one less thing to worry about.

While I am glad to hear they are removing the […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Healthy Eating, Processed Food, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Breast Cancer Fighting Walnut, Barley and Greens Vegetable Soup

You’ve probably heard the stats. About 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their life.

What you may not have heard is that what you eat can dramatically improve those odds.

This week I made a vegetable soup from one of Candice Kumai’s recipes in her new book Clean Green […]

End of Summer Skillet Vegetable Salad

Toward the end of summer, when the days are still hot and farm fresh vegetables are abundant, a healthy dinner can be fast and easy.

I love this skillet salad. Chopped and diced fresh vegetables are quickly seared in a smokin’ hot cast iron skillet, then tossed with a cilantro-lime dressing. By adding a can of […]

Fast Food’s Impact on School Kids’ Grades

If you have a school-age child, you are likely doing much to help them succeed. You read with them, double check their homework, and offer emotional support. You attend parent-teacher conferences and review grades and test scores. You don’t want your child to just “pass” to the next grade. You want your child to excel […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Fast Food and Restaurant Meals, Healthy Eating, Kids|0 Comments
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