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My name is Sara Morris, and I have a problem…with portion control. And with excessive love of popcorn. Yes, popcorn is a whole grain, so it can be part of a healthy diet and enjoyed in moderation. Oh those two little words get me every time! Here is the issue: popcorn is SO delicious. Just… Continue reading »

January brings out the best of the diet craziness. We come back from the holiday coma with tight pants and the wish to make it go away and make it go away now. The holiday hangover sends many to Google to see how in a quick hurry, months, year, or even a lifetime of unhealthy… Continue reading »

Now that fall is here to stay, time to break out the soup recipes. Soup is a great way to keep calories in check. Stick with broth soups that have lots of vegetables and/or beans for lower-calorie choices. Here is one of my go-to recipes for really good black bean soup. It uses canned beans… Continue reading »

Are you ready for some football (food)?? It’s tailgating season again – I mean football season – so let the celebrations begin without losing sight of your weight loss efforts! Try these helpful tips whether you’re out at the stadium or hosting fans at your home. Eat a small nutritious snack before you arrive at… Continue reading »

I’m a little bit of a pumpkin fan. And by “little bit” I mean pumpkins on my doorstep, pumpkin spice candle burning, pumpkin bread in the oven, and Starbucks pumpkin spice latte in my hand – that kind of fan. This year I wanted to try something different than the usual pumpkin bread, so I… Continue reading »

One of the recommendations of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is to reduce consumption of added sugar. If you are drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage or eating candy, you probably already know that they are loaded with added sugar. However, how do you tell in other products such as yogurt or canned fruit? Sure you… Continue reading »

BBQ’d Sea Scallops with Stir-Fried Grilled Corn and Pea Shoots (423 Calories) The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less curriculum puts significant emphasis on cooking and eating more meals at home. We emphasize it because people that cook and eat more meals at home are more likely to achieve and maintain a healthy weight than… Continue reading »

How much sodium is in turkey may seem an easy question. If you are referring to turkey luncheon meat, the answer is simple – A LOT. So much, even in lower sodium luncheon meats, that for most of us it is off the menu. However, a turkey roasted at home is OK right? Just don’t… Continue reading »

Dear Crockpot, I love you. You make my life easier….And this recipe is no exception! By the way—I am a horrible, horrible cook, so if I can do this…ANYONE can do this. I adapted this recipe from another recipe that I found in Rocco DiSpirito’s Now Eat This cookbook.  I modified the recipe and some… Continue reading »