If 3,000 sounds like a lot of calories for one meal, that’s because it is. Yet many holiday meals bust straight on through to the other side of a whole day’s calories in one sitting. Now for the good news: you can still enjoy your holiday traditions. Read on for some practical tips, and a few less than practical (but highly effective) ones. First, let’s take a closer look at exactly what we’re talking about here. … [Read more...] about Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving
It’s the perfect time to size up our plates and ask, “Is my plate in shape?” “Is half of it filled with fruits and vegetables?” Nutrient-packed, vitamin-rich foods like vegetables are essential for healthy adults and kids alike. Try these family-friendly ways to enjoy more vegetables. It can be easy. It can be delicious. It can be fresh and healthy. … [Read more...] about 8 Family-Friendly Ways To Enjoy More Vegetables
Looking for a little oven-free meal inspiration? Summer is a great time to get creative with salads. There are so many fruits and vegetables in top form that it's hard to go wrong. Salads can be quick and easy, super healthy and filling, yet light to enjoy on a summer's day or night. Plus: No oven required! Fill up on refreshing salads that will satisfy your hunger for fewer calories than you think. Read on for 5 fresh salad ideas! … [Read more...] about Stay Cool with Super Salads!
Want the satisfaction of a burger without throwing away your health or your waistline? Love saving time in the kitchen? Well, you’re in luck! I spent last weekend coming up with two fantastic burgers that are both quick to make and healthy for you too. The first is a better-for-you beef burger (for those of you who agree that a burger means beef). And for the adventurous types, the second is a lovely vegan quinoa-black bean burger spiked with apple cider vinegar (trust me, it does something … [Read more...] about Smarter Ways to Build a Better Burger
While there is plenty of curiosity about going gluten-free, there is just as much misinformation. Wondering if a gluten-free diet is for you? Let’s find out together: Come with me as I take a healthy look at gluten-free eating, including exciting news about our improved Gluten-Free Store! I’ll be your guide, pointing out highlights and pitfalls along the path. Prepping the Path (a bit of background) Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and their derivatives. Some people, … [Read more...] about A Healthy Look at Gluten-Free Eating