I grew up eating a lot of baked potatoes. It was one of my mother's go-to dinner starches that was easy to make for our family of 5. Nothing fancy, just a little butter and once-in-a-while, a bit of sour cream. Then, about 10 years ago, baked potatoes and baked potato skins rocketed themselves onto every restaurant menu. The big difference is that modern baked potatoes and skins are all about the decadent toppings, right? There's butter, sour cream, and lots of melted cheese. And, don't forget the bacon. A Modern, Loaded & Nutritious Baked Potato Yes, it's easy to put together a … [Read more...] about A Loaded Baked Potato & Other Nutritious Substitutions
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
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!
Healthier Recipes for Foods We Love! I'll admit that tweaking recipes for healthier nutrition is one of my favorite hobbies. Really. It's fun to substitute whole wheat flour, cut down on the sugar, or add more fruit or vegetables, for example. Of course, I try not to overdo it because I want the final recipe to taste great. The 5 recipes below will give you a jump-start on learning how to tweak some excellent nutrition into recipes for foods that you probably already love. Trust me - you will not be sorry. Pizza - Here's a surprising pizza that will make your taste buds dance. It has the … [Read more...] about Healthier Recipes for Foods We Love!
Recapping the Year & Saying Thank-You! As a busy year ends, I try to take time to reflect on those who have trusted me to help 'tweak' their nutrition. Thank you to all my 2014 clients who have inspired me, taught me, and reassured me that taking the path to better nutrition, no matter how tough, is definitely worth it. Here are the kind of things my 2014 clients have said: * I like it when we meet because you remind me to make good nutrition a priority. * I needed someone like you to help me manage my meal planning overwhelm. * I didn't know how big a difference it would make … [Read more...] about A New Year of Good Nutrition!