2015 Cooking Classes (January, February, March)

Happy new year! I can’t believe how fast 2014 flew by! Well, hello 2015 and everything that it brings. Up first, let’s talk food. Cooking class will resume on January 15th and I’ve heard from quite a few of you that you want to kick off the new year with some clean eating recipes. YouContinue reading “2015 Cooking Classes (January, February, March)”

Fall 2013 Cooking Class Series

If you were able to join me during any one (or all) of the cooking classes this summer, then you learned many new recipes that were not only nutritious and delicious, but easy. And of course, who can forget the signature cocktail being featured at each cooking class?Alas, the summer Cooking Class series (June, July,Continue reading “Fall 2013 Cooking Class Series”

2013 Summer Cooking Classes

The Spring cooking classes were a great success, featuring easy-to-make, nutritious and delicious recipes. The focus is always on getting in more vegetables, highlighting lean proteins, picking the right kinds of grains, and spicing it all up with fresh herbs, warm spices, and a punch of flavor from some acid. And let’s not forget aboutContinue reading “2013 Summer Cooking Classes”

Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Ready or not, school is back in session. And sending your kids to school well-nourished is one of the most important things a parent can do for their child. There’s ample research showing that children who eat breakfast are more focused, perform better academically, and have a lower risk of obesity. But what constitutes aContinue reading “Back to School Breakfast Ideas”

6 Tips to Beat the Battle of the Bulge

Toss Out Temptation – Everyone has a list of “trigger foods” – which means an open bag is an empty bag. Before you revamp your eating program, go through your pantry, fridge, and freezer and toss out these “trigger foods.” If it’s not staring you in the face, the odds are you won’t want it.Continue reading “6 Tips to Beat the Battle of the Bulge”

Funny Holiday Eating Tips

In the spirit of keeping things “light” for the holidays, I thought I’d share these funny holiday eating tips. Enjoy and have a good laugh! HOLIDAY EATING TIPS 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately.Continue reading “Funny Holiday Eating Tips”

Is School Making your Child Fat?

Now that most kids around the country are back at school, it’s back to the age-old discussion – do you make their lunch or let them buy the lunch from the school’s cafeteria? Schools are supposed to comply with specific nutritional guidelines, as set out by the National School Lunch Program. Lunch is supposed toContinue reading “Is School Making your Child Fat?”

Worst Kids Meals

Worst fast-food kids meals   McDonald’s Mighty Kids Meal, consisting of a double cheeseburger, french fries and chocolate milk, has topped a list of the most unhealthy fast-food kids meals complied by dietitians at the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The group said the McDonald’s kids meal has 840 calories and 37 grams ofContinue reading “Worst Kids Meals”

Marvelous Melon

Did you know that August 3rd was Watermelon Day? Well, it’s not too late to honor the fruit that seems to epitomize summer – picnics, seed-spitting contests, messy, juicy faces. Read more about watermelon and why you should be eating it right now! http://foodandhealth.com/blog/2010/08/pound-of-melon/ QUICK AND EASY WATERMELON RECIPE On a hot summer day, there’sContinue reading “Marvelous Melon”

Why Aren’t You Eating Breakfast?

  How many times have you heard, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”? Did you know that on any given day, approximately 20% of Americans skip breakfast and that teens and young adults are most likely to skip eating that morning meal? Health Benefits of Breakfast Data from the Breakfast Research Institute (www.breakfastresearchinstitute.com)Continue reading “Why Aren’t You Eating Breakfast?”