Control Cravings: Eat Snacks

  If cravings mainly strike when you’re hungry, try eating healthy snacks between meals. Carefully planning your snacks can help you keep hunger — and cravings — at bay. Portion control is vital — each snack should be less than 200 calories. Good choices include yogurt with fresh fruit, a hard-boiled egg, ...Read More

My Favorite Breakfast Lately

Lately my breakfast has become a pack-ahead and bring to work kind of meal. I work next door to a Whole Foods Market and I’m always on the lookout for new coupons. I love their food, but without coupons the prices just don’t compare to most other stores. (Coupon watch here: I ...Read More

A Tribute To Berries

Did you know that berries are extremely high in fiber and antioxidants? In fact, they are counted among the Top 5 Healthy Fat Burning Foods. If you want more fat burning foods in your diet, consider strawberries, cranberries, grapes, blackberries or raspberries in your diet. Many of these berries are seasonal, however may be frozen ...Read More


Berries Like other fruits, berries are high in water and fiber, which can keep you full longer. But they have another benefit — they’re very sweet. This means berries can satisfy your sweet tooth for a fraction of the calories you would take in gobbling cookies or brownies. Blueberries stand out because ...Read More

Summer Produce

It’s officially summer around here and that means tons of new seasonal produce. There are a few advantages to eating seasonal fruits and vegetables: they are usually cheaper when they are in abundance some researchers believe that our bodies are designed to eat seasonally, therefore we process them better seasonal produce is ...Read More

Food Fraud: Food Chain Smoothies

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Especially with all the buzz about getting more fruits and vegetables into your diet more and more food chains are offering smoothies as an option. Before you go thinking it’s a “better” option, check this out: That “healthy” berry blend at a smoothie shop can have ...Read More

100 Calories Or Less

The key to great snacking is to be allowed to eat what you want right? But you have to keep portion control in mind. You can have ice cream… you just can’t have the whole tub to yourself. So, I’ve put together a list of tips and snacks that’ll sneak in at ...Read More

Juicing By Color

I am fantastically happy to see juicing become as popular as it is now. It’s a great way to get a ton of the goodness from fruits and vegetables at once. Did you know that when someone is juice fasting (meaning nothing but juice all day) they drink, on average, the juice from ...Read More

Facts About Belly Fat

Belly fat is worse for you than fat elsewhere on your body: Excess accumulation of belly fat is more dangerous than excess fat around your hips and thighs. Belly fat is associated with serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Your genes can contribute to your being ...Read More

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

Celebrate Independence Day with this patriotic-hued, light, yet luscious dessert. Serve it family style by bringing the fruit and cashew cream to the table in separate bowls. Or dish the fruit into individual bowls, cups or wine glasses and top with the cream. Ingredients 1 cup (about 4 1/2 ounces) raw, unsalted ...Read More