Are you ever surprised at your grocery tab at checkout? I've been surprised many times at how high my tab is because, well, good food is not cheap. But, this time, I was surprised that I got in-and-out of the store for less than $20! You can see my entire cart in the picture and I'll admit it wasn't a full week's worth of food. Still, I was feeling super proud of my smart shopping skills and staying on-budget as I headed home from this mid-week grocery run. If you're interested in some insights on a nutritious grocery cart fill-up, then take a look at my earlier blog here. On-Budget Smart … [Read more...] about A Grocery Cart of On-Budget, Smart Nutrition
Holiday Mindset What's your mindset going into holiday season? If you make your mind up to indulge less and pay attention more to what you eat and drink, then you may be pleasantly surprised. Getting to a New Year with healthier habits in place is a feeling of confidence and victory - and who doesn't like that?! May I suggest you pre-think the sugary foods you normally eat or drink from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day? Then, try your best to eat less, fewer, smaller. Or, sub in something less sugary that you feel good about. 10 Ways to Enjoy the … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays with Less Sugar
Tangy Carrot Salad is a Versatile Side Dish This twist on plain old carrots is a dish I make often as a cold and colorful side. The flavor and nutrition is simply hard to beat. Last month, I made brunch for some good friends and the menu was this: my Easy Egg Frittata (you've got to try it), Tangy Carrot Salad (recipe right here - below), Lucy's Homemade Whole Wheat Bread (my friend Lucy makes the best), and my Healthy Pumpkin Pie (you make it in the blender)! Tangy Carrot Salad Recipe Makes 6 servings 4 large Carrots ½ … [Read more...] about Tangy Carrot Salad Recipe
Discovering a Healthier Banana Split Take it from me, there is a twist on the traditional banana split that you need to try - immediately. When I needed to use up a ripe banana a few nights ago, I hit the jackpot of delicious, nutritious and fun. Isn't it funny how impromptu can turn out so well?! A Banana Split can be Breakfast, Snack or Dessert For breakfast, this banana split with a healthy twist will do the job. Filling and good for your body, it will give you energy and focus all morning. For other options on healthier breakfast choices, here is my earlier blog called, Healthy … [Read more...] about Banana Split with a Healthy Twist!
Do You Like Dessert? There are very few people I know who don't like dessert. And, quite often, sweet desserts are a huge issue for my clients. So, what's the solution? We work together and discuss how to cut back on sugar, one strategy being less sugary dessert ideas. It's not just my clients, though. On a personal note, my son adores sweets and so I've been on the watch for less sugary dessert ideas for years! Here is my list of less sugary dessert ideas. If you doubt that what's on my list will satisfy your sweet tooth then at least try it before you ditch it. I'm pretty sure you'll … [Read more...] about Less Sugary Dessert Ideas!
Diet's Don't Work! I'm sure you've heard this line before. But, do you believe it? Most of my clients who struggle with body weight issues are wishing for a clear-cut, easier solution to losing weight. And, I sincerely wish this for them, too. 'Dieting' as in depriving yourself is typically a not-so-great way to go. Eating meager calories, blended concoctions that are bland and expensive or, worse yet, skipping meals rarely helps anyone achieve their weight goal. Here is an interesting article about why diets don't work, along with 2 solutions that can help the process along. Healthier … [Read more...] about Diets Don’t Work – Healthier Eating Does!