Quick Snacks are Easy Just about everyone I know likes a quick snack sometime during the day or evening. We like quick and we like easy in our busy lives. Grab and go can be nutritious and delicious, in case you are wondering, and here's how... Start with a Fruit or Vegetable When you grab a fruit or vegetable as part or all of your quick snack, amazing things happen. You enjoy the crunch, you adore the sweet flavor, and you guarantee your body is receiving good nutrition. Fruits and vegetables are super-heroes for all their vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and high quality … [Read more...] about Quick Snacks
Enjoying the Simple, Mediterranean Foods of Greece There's nothing like the simple and delicious foods of Greece. Sure - you've been to a Greek restaurant. You've been to a Greek food festival. You've been to a Greek friend's home and savored the home cooking of her/his mother. All of these experiences are super enjoyable and even memorable. But, have you ever thought about how the simple, Mediterranean foods of Greece could become your favorite way to eat day-after-day, like a fresh and new lifestyle? Understanding the Health Benefits of Simple, Mediterranean Foods of … [Read more...] about The Simple, Mediterranean Foods of Greece
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!
Homemade Soup! I know, making homemade soup may sound hard. But, remember, so did riding a bike or learning to roller skate or to play the piano or to drive. Get my drift? Anything seems hard until you give it a try and then practice it. So, I encourage you to try making homemade soup for many reasons: the comfort food flavors, the great nutrition, the filler-upper effect, and the delicious leftovers. Here are a few homemade soup recipes I've shared earlier on my blog so maybe one of these will grab your attention. After you get more confident at making homemade soup, be sure to try other … [Read more...] about Homemade Soup & Easy Meals
Canned Pumpkin All Year Long! Thinking about and enjoying foods made with pumpkin is getting more and more trendy throughout the fall season. I'm amazed, though, that the pumpkin-craze seems to fizzle out in winter, spring and summer. With canned, solid pack pumpkin, which by the way is just pumpkin, I'm determined to enjoy it all year long. Here is some nutrition information about pumpkin, conveniently from the can. And, while we're on the topic of good nutrition, here's 8 ways that pumpkin can benefit your overall health. Pumpkin Bread, makes 1 loaf 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 … [Read more...] about Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Make these gems at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, or whenever. They are a perfect balance of tart, sweet and comforting all wrapped up in a tasty muffin. Cranberry and Corn Muffins with Orange Zest Makes 12 regular size or 24 mini muffins Ingredients: 3/4 cup White flour 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour 1 cup Corn meal 1/4 cup Sugar 2 teaspoons Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda pinch Salt - optional 2/3 cup Nonfat milk, mixed with 1/2 teaspoon Vinegar 1/3 cup Orange juice 1/4 cup Canola oil 1 Egg, large 1 Orange, grated zest only 1 1/4 cups … [Read more...] about Fresh Cranberries Make a Mean Muffin!