The Why? There are probably more than 100 reasons why to eat more vegetables. I don't want to get boring or teachy-preachy, though. So, I'm going to boil it down to 10 quick reasons why: 1.Colors 2. Flavors 3. Crunch 4. Creamy 5. Sweet 6. Delicious 7. Filling 8. Fun shapes 9. Inexpensive 10. Nutritious The How? There are at least 50 ways to eat more vegetables. Here are 10 of my favorites: 1. Add some sliced cucumbers to your breakfast. 2. Pack a big handful of carrots, radishes, celery into your lunch. 3. Keep a couple cans of tomato juice or V8 in … [Read more...] about How to Eat More Vegetables
Kids and Desserts - Memories I still remember being a kid and asking for a sweet dessert after dinner - every night. But, that was not what happened in my family. Mom treated us once a week with a sweet dessert, usually a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in a small 7-Up Float. Yep, it was super sweet, but small, and I'm grateful now for my mom's wisdom and follow-through with managing desserts for her kids. Kids and Desserts - The Downside Giving kids a lot of sugary desserts has definite downsides - for example: too many dental visits with big bills too scrawny appetites for … [Read more...] about Kids & Desserts
A Dessert that's Perfect for Everyone When I first made and tasted this recipe, I thought it was chocolate-y, moist and not too sweet. For me it was a perfect dessert, but I needed other opinions to help me decide if it was a 'keeper' recipe - or not. So, I asked my grown-up son to try it. After going back for a second one, he commented that it was a perfect muffin for him. Great. Next, I shared a plate of cupcakes with my book co-author, Andrea, so that her family of 5 could do a tasting. All agreed that it was a great dessert. Yay. Then, my good friend, Tomomi, made a batch and asked her … [Read more...] about Chocolate and Banana Cupcake Recipe
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!