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7 07, 2020

How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

By |2020-07-10T16:43:38-04:00July 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Wellness|0 Comments

Back in April, I was hopeful July would bring good news about less spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately, some people didn't get the memo, that even though business and restaurants were opening up, you still had to distance from people and wash your hands. We now know that being [...]

24 06, 2020

Clean Eating = Clean Kitchen and Pantry

By |2020-06-25T08:55:24-04:00June 24th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Wellness|Comments Off on Clean Eating = Clean Kitchen and Pantry

While I don't love the vaguely defined term "clean eating", I do love a clean kitchen. Many of you may find that after stocking up for a pandemic, you may have items leftover that you didn't use. A recent consumer survey completed by the International Food Information Council [...]

13 06, 2020

Fast Facts About Seafood

By |2020-06-17T10:23:13-04:00June 13th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Fast Facts About Seafood

Did you know that choosing seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Seafood has many health benefits for children and adults. Seafood is quick to prepare, comes in a variety of forms (fresh, frozen, canned) and has health benefits. Including it in your diet doesn't have [...]

21 05, 2020

Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

By |2020-07-07T14:34:42-04:00May 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Veg Up Your Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnics are back. With our current need to stay physically distanced from one another, al fresco dining is a great option. Old fashioned picnics can be a fun way to bring a small group together in the fresh air, and still enjoy each other's company while distancing and [...]

28 04, 2020

Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

By |2020-04-28T20:19:50-04:00April 28th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Quick and Healthy Fruit Smoothies

What you drink can impact your blood pressure, so liquid calories do count. A couple of years ago I attended a food expo where liquid nutrition was definitely on trend. Some of the items were seemingly bogus waters or plant-based milk replacements. Others had some value that could [...]

6 04, 2020

The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

By |2020-05-18T11:15:41-04:00April 6th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on The New Normal: Balance and Stress Reduction

This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make purchases. We are in a new normal. Now that we are all doing our best to stay home and limit how often we visit the grocery store, you may be finding that [...]

7 02, 2020

A New View on Cereal

By |2020-02-19T21:00:42-05:00February 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|1 Comment

Some of the information in this post was inspired by an educational session sponsored by General Mills but the opinions are my own, and I was not paid for this post. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2016, cereal is the number one breakfast food [...]

26 01, 2020

5 easy ways to incorporate fish twice a week into your diet

By |2020-01-15T15:58:42-05:00January 26th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 easy ways to incorporate fish twice a week into your diet

You've heard fish is part of a healthy diet, but are you eating it regularly? What's stopping you? The smell? The taste? Bad experiences with poorly prepared fish? Or do you just 'think' you don't like it and haven't really tried different varieties? Maybe you love canned tuna? [...]

21 01, 2020

Taco Tuesday from the Sea

By |2020-05-18T11:16:31-04:00January 21st, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Taco Tuesday from the Sea

In addition to sharing food and nutrition facts with you, I like to periodically provide easy recipes. After all, preparing food at home is an integral part of eating well, and if it's too complicated, you're not going to do it. These fish tacos can't be any easier. [...]