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New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on Jan 1, 13 in General

Last night on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve, they shared the top five things people resolve to do in the New Year.  My 12-year old son seemed shocked when I correctly predicted number one on the list, “lose weight,” but I’m sure this comes as no surprise to any of you either. According to a survey, […]

To Journal, or Not to Journal

Posted on Dec 29, 12 in General

As a nutrition and wellness coach, I find it extremely helpful when my clients keep a food diary.  It allows both of us to see what they are really eating, and gives us insight into eating patterns, such as when and why they eat.  With all of this awareness, I’m sure it comes as no […]

Spinach-Cheese Bake

Posted on Dec 7, 12 in Recipes

This time of year, I need to make dinners that are quick and easy … but still healthy, of course.  This is one of my favorites.  It can be assembled in less than 10 minutes, which allows me to get back to those holiday preparations while it’s baking.  Enjoy with a fresh fruit salad! Spinach-Cheese […]

Healthified Pumpkin Pie

Posted on Nov 19, 12 in Recipes

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, so here’s a recipe for a traditional favorite … at least in our house!  This pumpkin pie recipe has been “healthified,” which means some ingredients have been replaced with great-tasting, healthier alternatives.  The result?  53% less fat, 80% less saturated fat, and 24% fewer calories than the original recipe. Pastry 1 […]

Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Posted on Nov 16, 12 in Nutrition

Do you remember when we thought eggs were for bad for us?  How about when fat-free products lined supermarket shelves?  And, of course, we cannot forget the most recent “low-carb” phase!  Well, just walk into any grocery store, and it’s not hard to tell that the new bad guy in town is gluten.  Now don’t […]

See you at the movies!

Posted on Nov 11, 12 in Nutrition

Today my family is going to the movies.  For those of us trying to make healthier food choices, the movies can truly be horrifying.  Researchers have found that movie theater popcorn offerings can range from 400 to 1,200 calories, with one to three days’ worth of saturated fat, and up to 1,500 milligrams of sodium.  […]

Diner Meat Loaf Muffins

Posted on Nov 7, 12 in Recipes

As a child, I always dreaded meat loaf night, so it’s something I never made for my family.  That’s right, 24 years of marriage, and no meat loaf!  Well, I recently came across this Cooking Light recipe and decided to give meat loaf another try.  Turns out it was a huge hit with my family, […]

Hurricane Sandy

Posted on Nov 4, 12 in General

As I write this, it has been four days since the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, and my family is still without power.  Luckily, we were given plenty of time to prepare for this storm.  We purchased a small generator, and stocked up on water and healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables.  One problem … […]

“Fried” Zucchini

Posted on Oct 25, 12 in Recipes

I made this dish the other night for dinner, and my children were fighting over the last bites of it.  Since zucchini is rich in nutrients that contribute to overall good health, this was one time I didn’t mind the bickering.  The recipe is from Devin Alexander’s “The Most Decadent Diet Ever” cookbook.  ENJOY! Fried […]

Treats or Tricks?

Posted on Oct 22, 12 in Nutrition

Okay, I admit it.  I have a sweet tooth.  If you do too, then you know that Halloween can be one of the most challenging “holidays” of the year.  Between handing out the sweet stuff to trick-or-treaters, and the many goodies our children bring home, this particular day can be truly haunting. Well, I have […]