Category: Nutrition

This Childhood Habit Is Bad For You As An Adult

You’ve heard of siblings like this, right? Three brothers, all within about 6 years of each other. Everything is a competition. Even eating. Whoever gets the food onto their plate first gets to eat it, but it had better be gone fast or it could get stolen. If the serving dish on the table only… Read more »

What’s for dinner tonight??

How often have you picked up the kids in the evening and let them talk you into the local drive-through, because it was easier than going home and trying to figure out what to serve for dinner? Or talked yourself into it after a long day at work? If this ever happens to you, even… Read more »

Spice Up Your Food Without Using Salt!

Spice Up Your Food Without Using Salt! By: Courtney Sudac             Salt makes everything test better, right? The salt shaker isn’t exactly the problem these days. Sodium find its ways in all types of packaged and processed foods, deli meat, canned vegetables, and of course fast food. Daily Intake Are you aware of what your… Read more »

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes

This weekend, the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. While most people will be watching for the game, others will be watching for the commercials. Still others may be watching for the Halftime Show. No matter the reason, everyone will no doubt be eating the traditional Super Bowl snacks…. Read more »

Super foods for your Toddlers and Children!

There is not a child I know that could not spend a day eating just pizza , chicken nuggets, french fries and ice cream. Who could blame them? If left to their own devices most kids reach for whatever comes out of a bag or box. That is why it is up to us to… Read more »

Boost your metabolism through spicy foods!

Cayenne peppers, chili powder, cumin, ginger, and other hot peppers have been noted to temporarily increase your metabolism, therefore burning more calories and fat cells! This occurs due to the food increasing your body’s core temperature and therefore your metabolism!

Healthiest Foods for Men!

As we know, men and women are different in all sorts of ways. We spend lots of time discussing women’s health in the media, especially when it comes to what nutrients are needed during pregnancy or protection from different types of cancers including breast cancer. However, men have special nutrient requirements as well in order… Read more »

Feed your brain the right food to preserve its health!

The brain is affected by what you eat, just like your body is. There are many foods that can help preserve your brain health and therefore preserve your memory and cognitive ability as you age! These foods include omega-3 rich fatty fish, magnesium rich nuts, vitamin E packed flaxseeds, eggs, yogurt, and blueberries! Office for… Read more »

Cool off with these tasty frozen treats!

What can be more fun than ice cream on a hot day. Here are some varieties that won’t break your calorie budget. All portions are based on 1/2 cup serving or per bar: Dreyer’s Mango Fruit Bars: 80 calories Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Fudge Ice Cream Bars: 60 calories Weight Watchers Divine Triple Chocolate Dessert… Read more »

Keep your BBQ healthy and food safe

Here are some ideas to keep you on track and still enjoy your barbecue.   Lean Turkey Burgers Grilled Vegetables Broiled Shrimp Chicken Kabobs Vegetable Kabobs Baked Sweet Potatoes Quinoa salad with Almonds Grilled Fish Corn on the cob Vegetable crudités platter and hummus Homemade Guacamole Coleslaw with low fat dressing Frozen Fruit bars Strawberries… Read more »