Fresh Vegetables - How to Buy Them It's smart to buy a nice variety of fresh vegetables for good nutrition and colorful meals and snacks, right? Right. And, it's even smarter to use up your fresh vegetables before they rot, right. Right. Well, did you ever look into your vegetable crisper drawer and think...how will I use that Bell pepper, corn-on-the-cob, asparagus, fresh herb, or kale? My thinking was along those lines the other day when I took a look. But, worry no more, because there are sneaky ways to waste less and enjoy more as you store your fresh vegetables. And, to avoid plastic … [Read more...] about Fresh Vegetables & How to Store Them
Meatloaf is Comfort Food I have been eating meatloaf all my life and I bet you have, too. Lately I've gotten creative and have tried some new ingredients in my meatloaf as a way to lighten up this classic comfort food. Fresh and dried herbs and spices are normally fun to add to meatloaf, and using oatmeal instead of bread crumbs is a neat way to add a whole grain to the recipe. The meatloaf in this picture at the left has an entire 10 oz package of thawed and drained, frozen spinach in it, too. Tasty? You bet it is! Easy Spinach & Herb Meatloaf Recipe 1 pound lean ground beef 1 … [Read more...] about Meatloaf for Dinner!
Client Thanks To all my nutrition clients, individuals and groups, I thank you for trusting me and for opening your eyes and ears to new possibilities of better personal nutrition. You have not only listened, but you've tried and tested and changed your habits as you've added a healthy dose of nutrition to your day. I'm inspired by every one of you and look to a bright future as you stay strong in your commitment to caring about nutritious food as your new path - forever. Here are 7 things I've learned from my clients. Open a New Year with Tasty Nutrition New Foods As I opened a … [Read more...] about Client Thanks & Open a New Year!
A Nutritious Grocery Cart Some careful thought before, during, and after your grocery trip is a must. Think about it -- what goes into your cart also goes into you. Right? So planning ahead, writing a list, slowing down as you walk the store, and reviewing your cart are essentials. Or, perhaps you'll just have to wait a few years for a supermarket of the future kind of experience. Filling Your Cart Aisle-by-Aisle Doing a big shopping trip is different than a milk & bread only trip. The big trip hits your wallet harder and it can ease your stress at dinnertime. So, take your time … [Read more...] about A Nutritious Grocery Cart Fill-Up!
Grocery Cart Tips for Good Nutrition Grocery shopping day is fun for some people and a total drag for others. It can pep you up or wipe you out. I'm here to offer tiny tips for putting you in the success column on grocery shopping day, today and forever! First things first, though. Please don't go to the store hungry. And, learn tips for sticking to your food budget. How Your Grocery Cart Helps You Out A grocery cart is your rolling pantry/fridge/freezer, while at the store. Really, think of it this way and you'll keep the bigger picture in view. Break it out like this and … [Read more...] about Grocery Cart Tips for Good Nutrition
School Success is Linked to Nutrition Success Parents and kids are getting fired-up for a new school year. There is so much to learn for everyone and, for parents, how to pack up a tasty and kid-pleasing lunch is one top priority. Check out my earlier blog about school success and nutrition success going hand-in-hand. And, here are 5 tips to get parents going in the right direction from planning to grocery store to school cafeteria for your kids. Tip #1: Make a weekly plan - before Monday morning. Set aside time to plan what you'll need for 5 days of tasty, nutritious lunches for your … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Healthy Back-to-School Lunch!