5 Tips to Dinner On the Table Without Becoming a Kitchen Slave

5 Tips to Get Dinner on the Table without Becoming a Kitchen Slave

I get it.  You know that replacing highly-processed frozen and boxed dinners with real, whole food is important, but life is busy and often stressful.  So the idea of “cooking dinner” every day can be daunting.  It might even make you feel like a kitchen slave. (No fun!) So I’ll let you in on a […]

What to Eat and Drink to Avoid Heat Exhaustion (Video)

What to Eat and Drink to Avoid Heat Exhaustion

The “dog days” of summer are definitely here.  The temps are high, and in many places so is the humidity. I never tolerated hot, humid weather very well.  After an afternoon of running errands or doing some other necessary outdoor activity in the sweltering heat, I usually returned home exhausted with a banging headache.   Then […]

Helath Secrets of Cherries

Health Secrets of Cherries

That sweet cherry, flaunting its crimson or rosy blushed skin, has some secrets. On a nutrition panel, the health benefits are not so obvious.  A cup of whole, sweet cherries is about 87 calories with 18 grams of sugar.  The only vitamin it’s notable in is vitamin C, providing 16% of the daily recommended value. […]

6 Steps to Positive Success

6 Steps to Positive Success

Are you a glass-half-empty or glass-half-full kind of person? Are you sure? I used to think that I was the glass-half-full type.  I saw possibilities everywhere.  I could see a future filled with satisfying work, a strong, energetic body, and a close-knit, happy family.  I knew these things were possible for me. But as the […]

The Truth About Sweet Corn

The Truth About Sweet Corn

As a girl, I loved munching those crunchy, golden kernels of fresh corn on the cob.  I would roll the cob in a small pat of butter, lightly salt it, then work my way from one end to the other, eating that crisp, fresh goodness a couple of rows at a time.  Yes, it was […]

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1 Out of 3 Adults Have Prediabetes (And What You Can Do About It)

No one likes bad news.  But sometimes “bad news” can be the catalyst for decisive action, a warning that helps us avoid a personal disaster. This month, the CDC released the new National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014. The numbers are truly alarming. Over 86 million American adults (1 in 3!) have prediabetes.  If they don’t […]

Why You Should Indulge Your Watermelon Crush

Why You Should Indulge Your Watermelon Crush

Watermelon is synonymous with summertime.  When the weather gets hot, who doesn’t have a crush for those bright red wedges of cold, mouth-watering goodness? Interestingly, there are many reasons to enjoy watermelon this summer beyond its ability to refresh.  Watermelon is actually a nutrient dense food, delivering a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants […]

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Why It’s Time to Knock the Halo Off of Protein

Americans are obsessed with protein.  We worry if we are “getting enough.”  And if we start to reduce our meat intake in favor of more vegetables and grains, we really worry we’re not getting enough. Because “fat” and “carbs” are perceived as bad, food companies proudly tout the grams of protein on their highly-processed breakfast […]

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