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
Bring Healthy Snacks or Lunch to the Airport There's really no way around it these days - if you want to feel better, spend less, and enjoy traveling by air, then good nutrition belongs in your carry-on. Take a look at your flight times and pack up a simple breakfast/lunch/dinner or a few flexible snacks. I put a big emphasis on 'simple' because chances are a simple food bag will be a healthier food bag. 5 Tips for Carry-On Snacks or Lunch Bring a nut butter sandwich to eat on a shorter plane ride Bring a cheese sandwich for a short or longer plane ride Bring some baby carrots or … [Read more...] about Airline Food the Healthy Way!
This guest blog is by Kaylie Teague. Halloween is notorious for splurging on candy, sweets, and treats. Here are some ideas to keep you feeling energized and healthy this Halloween. If you’re going to a party, have a healthy snack before you go. If you crunch on an apple or enjoy some almonds on your way over, you’ll be less likely to overdo it on the food at the party. Another tip for party-goers is to start and fill up with the healthy stuff on one plate and then come back to enjoy 1-2 tasty treats. If you’re throwing a party, offer something healthy. People will appreciate the … [Read more...] about Halloween Swaps
This is a guest blog by Kaylie Chrismon. Have you ever wondered how healthy your breakfast is and what you can do to make it a better choice? Here are 10 suggestions for swaps and improvements: Quick, prepackaged oatmeal →overnight oats Sugary cereal →high fiber cereal Flavored yogurt →plain yogurt with berries, nuts, and cinnamon White bread with butter →whole wheat bread with almond butter or mashed avocado Bagel with cream cheese →whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter and banana slices Grits with butter →cooked quinoa with local honey, fruit, and cinnamon Bacon, … [Read more...] about Healthify Your Breakfast!
Reflecting, Learning, Thanking! The end of the year is for reflecting, learning, thanking. So many times, my clients thank me and that makes me feel great. They tell me they've learned how to write a healthier menu, how to adjust their portions, how to rearrange their meals and snacks to feel more sustained energy all day long. They tell me they feel more confident during their grocery shopping trip and when doing a healthy recipe makeover. All of this is very satisfying and I'm thankful. 7 Things I've Learned This Year from My Clients! The end of the year is for reflecting, learning, … [Read more...] about The End of the Year is for Reflecting, Learning, Thanking!
Fresh Produce is a Good Starting Point! Just about every grocery store that I know puts the fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables in view where customers enter the store. It makes sense to get us starting our grocery basket with seasonal choices as well as nutritious ones. Tip: Pick up 1-2 fruits and 1-2 vegetables here, as a rule. Fresh Bakery Comes Next! The smell of yeast bread towers over the fresh bakery and everywhere close to it. Did you know there are fans that blow the bread-baking odors all around to entice customers to buy more? Tip: Pick up a bread with 'whole … [Read more...] about 3 Grocery Store Tips for Good Nutrition!