Posts with the tag
low calorie

There are no good foods or bad foods. You have no doubt heard this for years. I contend that there are bad foods. We all know there are foods that we should not eat or at least should not eat very often. Would that not constitute a bad food? Why can’t we say that a… Continue reading »

Happy Birthday, America! 4th of July Weekend is upon us, and that means cookouts, family, and celebrations. How do you continue to eat smart at a potluck? Or when there is an apple pie staring at you? Here are a few tips (and healthy 4th of July recipes!). Don’t go to the cookout, potluck, or… Continue reading »

Sometimes I get to the end of my workday and realize how little water I have drunk. I have good intentions, with bottled water in my office, beautiful water bottles, and even access to a water cooler – however, the pace of the day gets going and it just doesn’t always happen. Something I have tried… Continue reading »

Summer is here! That means lots of fabulous options at the farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables galore. And blueberries. There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of fresh summer berries. And now I was in need of something to do with all these blueberries. You have probably heard, seen, or tasted the trendy… Continue reading »

As part of my work, I help develop nutrition content for our programs, most recently the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program.   Whenever I am developing sample menus for breakfast, I naturally include breakfast items that include the three components that are covered in the Start Smart lesson of this program:  whole grain, fruit,… Continue reading »

I have blogged before about the best bread – Trader Joe’s Sprouted Wheat. It was the best bread until a new formula appeared in their bread aisle. When I asked Joe why he changed his bread it had to do with warehouse being too far away from the producer, changing producers, original recipe proprietary to… Continue reading »

Eating a home-made lunch is an important strategy to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. For me personally, the morning routine on weekdays gets pretty busy trying to get kids out the door for school as well as myself. However, my favorite lunch wrap usually saves my day because it’s so easy to put together.… Continue reading »

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 research showed that over 29 million Americans were said to have diabetes. That number is minuscule when compared to the 86 million adults who have prediabetes. Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered… Continue reading »

  Have you noticed that each decade that passes holds new possibilities? Well it’s the same with foods and giving your body the right nutrients for success. If you are in your 20’s, this is the time for young women to build bone. Women should be getting as much calcium as they can (about 1,000… Continue reading »

We have had a few chilly days here in Raleigh. Overall, this winter has been very mild compared to others, but still…. a cold day is a cold day. And what comforts us on a cold day? Soup! Soup is my go-to as soon as the temperatures start to dip. The possibilities are endless; hearty chili,… Continue reading »