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9 09, 2020

Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

By |2020-09-09T14:47:23-04:00September 9th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

You probably have heard that eating more fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit. You may have seen the MyPlate graphic, which depicts a picture of a plate that is 50% covered in fruits and veggies. So why don't you eat more of them? Better Health, Better Mood [...]

11 08, 2020

My New Book Launched: DASH Diet for Two

By |2021-01-11T10:55:29-05:00August 11th, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|1 Comment

Drum roll please...I'm very excited to see my new cookbook launch today. This is the first cookbook I've authored solo. It's full of recipes that I have cooked for my family. You'll enjoy 125 healthy recipes that can fit into a DASH lifestyle that helps lower blood pressure. [...]

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 [...]

2 01, 2020

DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

By |2020-01-02T12:47:00-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet Continues in Top 3 with Best Diet Ranking

The news is in. For a decade, the DASH Diet has been ranked as one of the top 3 diets by an expert panel at US News and World Report (#1 for eight years, and #2 the last two).  It tied with a Flexitarian Diet (4/.1/5), and was [...]

23 09, 2019

Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

By |2019-09-24T12:42:39-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Family, Food Facts, Wellness|3 Comments

September is National Fruit and Veggie Month - a time celebrate all things fruits and vegetables and encourage consumers to eat more of them every day. Are you avoiding some fruits and vegetables based on how they were farmed? Do you know the difference between conventional and organic [...]

4 06, 2019

Easy Zucchini Rollatini

By |2022-07-29T10:57:53-04:00June 4th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Wellness|Comments Off on Easy Zucchini Rollatini

Summer months are a great time to add more vegetables to your diet. I have found that most adults who say they don't like vegetables have had very limited exposure to them, or maybe have only had them prepared one way. Let's say you grew up being offered [...]

22 03, 2019

Just Wash It – Ignore the Dirty Dozen

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Just Wash It – Ignore the Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) sends out a powerful marketing campaign every year, (kale-haters may love this year's list) but it's just a myth that keeps on giving. You'd think the "DONATE NOW" button is a tip-off. It's the epitome of bad science. For years, the EWG has [...]

11 12, 2018

Adding a Little Bit of Healthy to Your Holiday Table

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00December 11th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Adding a Little Bit of Healthy to Your Holiday Table

Food doesn't have to fancy to be good for you. You don't have to add chia seeds to everything. You don't have to use hard-to-find ingredients. You don't have to have fancy "nut butters" on hand, if all you have on the shelf is peanut butter - it's [...]

24 07, 2018

It’s Not Just About the Scale: Losing Weight without Losing Your Wallet

By |2019-06-26T13:50:37-04:00July 24th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Healthy Aging, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on It’s Not Just About the Scale: Losing Weight without Losing Your Wallet

You've been on a mission. You're trying to drop a few pounds, and it's not happening. Weight loss is hard, at any age, but it gets even more difficult as you age. Your metabolism is the process in which your body turns what you eat into energy. Metabolic [...]