It’s important to have a BIG salad every single day, but salads needn’t be ordinary, boring, or time consuming with tons of peeling and chopping. This salad is perfect for busy people because most of the work has already been done for you. People constantly use the excuse that they’re too busy to ... Read More about Southwest Chopped Salad
Who doesn’t love a casserole? It’s love in a pan! There’s no better way to love your family than with delicious, nutritious food, and this casserole is both. Every single ingredient has something that will protect your health, and there’s not a single thing in there that you can’t feel good about ... Read More about 3 Bean & Barley Casserole
It can be frustrating trying to get kids to eat healthy food, right? Most of us have been there. We serve them nutritious food, but they just pick over it and play with it, but refuse to eat it. We worry about them not eating, so we begin to reason that as long as we get something in them, any kind ... Read More about Saying Goodbye to the Kiddie Menu
How many of you ever played Pick Up Sticks when you were a kid? I loved that game, but it sure could be frustrating. I’d think I had a good move, but I didn’t notice the end of the stick I was moving was touching another stick which would move causing me to forfeit my turn. Those of you familiar ... Read More about Picking Up Sticks!!
Napoleon Bonaparte said, “I see only my objective – the obstacles must give way.” I’m sure we’d all like to say this and have it be true, but the fact of the matter is, so often, those obstacles loom almost larger than life. We set a goal, we make a plan, we get all excited……….and then life does ... Read More about Obstacles (What you see when you take your eyes off your goal!)
I bet you’re wondering why the heck I’ve dedicated a health post to grapefruit, especially if you’re like I am and wonder why anyone would ever eat those bitter tasting things. While it’s true, you either love them or hate them, I’m not here to discuss our citrus preferences. With cold and flu ... Read More about A Word About Grapefruit
As a group fitness instructor and personal trainer, it’s my job to encourage people to exercise regularly, teach them how to do so safely, and hopefully, keep them motivated to do their best. We all know how important regular exercise is for the body, but there are two little things that we often ... Read More about Be Sweet to Your Feet!
treat, noun: something that tastes good and that is not eaten often What’s your favorite dietary treat? Is it something salty? Something sweet? Something rich and creamy? A special drink? Hands-down, a sweet dessert will always be my favorite treat. I like sweets so much that if I’m not careful, ... Read More about Learning to Re-Frame: What is a Treat?
How often do you hear yourself or someone else say, “I’m just so stressed out?” Too many times to count, right? There’s a Wayne Dyer quote that says, “The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it's your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can't package stress, ... Read More about Good For the Body, Good For the Brain! Part II
"Obesity is such that this generation of children could be the first basically in the history of the United States to live less healthful and shorter lives than their parents," Dr. David S. Ludwig, director of the obesity program at Children's Hospital Boston. Statements such as the one above are ... Read More about Good For The Body, Good For The Brain! Part 1