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!
Fresh herbs make everything taste better, if you ask me. I mean everything. The nice thing is that these days, you can easily find fresh herbs in the grocery store in the fresh produce department. Or, look for them at your local farmer's market or grow them yourself. Here are 3 ways to use fresh herbs for delicious results! Fresh Herb Omelet (grocery list items are bolded) 1. Whisk 2 or 3 fresh eggs in a small bowl with a tablespoon of water, pinch of salt and pepper. Finely chop 1-2 tablespoons of fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, oregano, tarragon, and mint. Use the herbs you like … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Use Fresh Herbs!
Healthy Tips for Eating at Restaurants #1 Do Your Homework! How do you decide which restaurant to choose? For a tasty and healthy experience, it's always best to do some homework and check some menus before making a decision. The internet is one place to browse your local restaurants and other diners' opinions of them. Also, consider making a phone call to ask the hostess or chef what they offer for the healthiest choices. Healthy Tips for Eating at Restaurants #2 Go First! Do you read a restaurant menu and make a smart decision about what you will order? Try 'going first' when the … [Read more...] about Healthy Tips for Eating at Restaurants
Salad Brings Good Nutrition to the Table When the weather heats up, I feel like a light and crunchy salad meal. It's cool and refreshing, full of flavor and so easy to toss together in my kitchen. What about you? I don't necessarily think about all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants lurking in my salad starter greens. But, when I do, I feel even better about the powerful nutrition on my plate. Start with Greens A salad meal typically starts with greens. Any greens. Dark green spinach, Romaine lettuce and/or arugula are tasty. Shredded green cabbage or soft leaf lettuces work … [Read more...] about Creative Ideas for Healthy, Quick Salad Meals
Hydrating your body Hydrating your body needs to be a #1 priority. This means when you are excising and sweating and when you are doing everyday things like working or going to school or walking the dog. Why is Hydrating your body a good idea? The human body is more than 3/4 water - that's why! Your brain and other vital organs, skin and muscles are all water-based and we lose water little-by-little, all the time. Believe it or not, more water is lost through the skin than anywhere else. Putting hydrating liquid back into our body keeps everything working smoothly and it also helps … [Read more...] about Hydrating Liquids are Healthy Choices!
Bright Orange is Here! The leaves are changing and funny/scary costumes are on the horizon. Better yet, fall brings meals and snacks that overlap beautifully with the season of bright orange pumpkins for a "perfect storm" of good nutrition. Good Nutrition News! Pumpkin falls near the top of a list of the healthiest vegetables for everyone. It has fewer than 50 calories in 1 cup cooked and over 250% of the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamin A for adults. In addition, pumpkin is mildly anti-inflammatory which means it is 'kind' to the body's cells and physiology in … [Read more...] about Breakfast is Better with Pumpkin!