Fancy Junk: Tricking You into Healthier

I really don’t enjoy grocery shopping anymore. In part, it’s the routine of it, but also the frustration of finding items I need while being overwhelmed by seeing so many choices in the grocery isles. Some of the extra choices … Continue reading

Enjoy a Skinny Signature Thanksgiving Cocktail

We’ve all heard about that Thanksgiving where Uncle Jim or cousin Johnny drank too much. Often it’s not on purpose – guests usually show up hungry, with a completely or mostly empty stomach, and then all of sudden that first … Continue reading

Does Antibiotics Use on the Farm Impact the Food on Your Plate?

I am working with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Digital Voices Council through September 2017. This post includes a link to a blog that was sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, but are expressions of my own.  Antibiotic resistance … Continue reading

Does Your Diet have the Power of Poison?

What’s worse, sugar or fat? Is salt good or bad? How much of it should you include in your diet? Will a “sugar detox” improve my health? Are plants sprayed with glyphosate poisoning us? These are questions I hear often. … Continue reading

Why Aren’t You Following the DASH Diet?

“The DASH diet is proven to work. Why hasn’t it caught on?” This was the title of a recent article from the Washington Post by Christy Brissette that has gotten a lot of shares this past week, offering thoughts as to why … Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower & Chick Peas with Chard & Feta

Since it’s National Nutrition Month®, I’ve decided to upgrade my blog by creating better recipe posts for you, that will include a print function. I will be repurposing a few older posts so that you will have this improved recipe … Continue reading

5 Simple Steps to March into Better Habits

Wow. It’s March already. And you know what that means? Registered Dietitians are all hopped up on nutrition tips, now more than ever! It’s National Nutrition Month®! via GIPHY Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics uses the month … Continue reading

Add More Flavor and Variety to Meatless Meals

I’ll probably make a beef filet with lobster tails for cozy Valentine’s day dinner at home. But I also like to include a meatless meal once a week. Whether it’s pasta with beans or a vegetable rice dish, vegetarian meals aren’t … Continue reading