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19 11, 2021

Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

By |2021-11-19T09:35:24-05:00November 19th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Weight Management|Comments Off on Planning a Festive and Balanced Table of Favorites

Thanksgiving will usher in the holiday season which most likely will include special family meals and treats. When planning holiday food you can create healthy meals and still enjoy yourself. Some recipes just have to have all the butter, sugar or salt, but others can likely be lightened [...]

12 03, 2019

Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

By |2019-09-01T11:58:39-04:00March 12th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Trends, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

Bush Beans sponsored a continuing education session about consumer meal and snack data, but did not pay for this post. My thoughts and opinions here are my own. It seems that Americans continue to idealize a traditional mealtime routine, even though eating rarely happens that way. I recently [...]

16 11, 2018

Light is Out, but Healthy is Still In – The End of an Era

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00November 16th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Light is Out, but Healthy is Still In – The End of an Era

Nobody wants to ruin the holidays with "diet food"; certainly not me. But as you get older, you realize that something's gotta give when it comes to calories and splurge foods. Taking a look at your family favorites. You may be able to tweak them just a little, [...]

6 01, 2016

Steps Toward Following the DASH Diet are Easier than You Think

By |2016-01-06T17:16:15-05:00January 6th, 2016|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Weight Management|1 Comment

You've likely heard that DASH Diet was in the news again this week, rated by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 Best Overall Diet. The MIND Diet (at the crossroads of DASH and Mediterranean Diets, this diet plan focuses brain health and reducing Alzheimer risk) and the [...]

23 01, 2015

7 Tips to The Path of Least Resistance

By |2015-01-23T09:35:08-05:00January 23rd, 2015|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on 7 Tips to The Path of Least Resistance

How can you be sure you will be successful this year with diet and exercise? Make it easier. As mammals, humans are drawn to the path of least resistance. The more steps, the more difficult, the less likely that you'll make the best choice. Have you ever noticed [...]

19 03, 2014

10 Tips for Healthy Eating – For Your Body and Mind

By |2014-03-19T10:57:19-04:00March 19th, 2014|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on 10 Tips for Healthy Eating – For Your Body and Mind

You probably read a lot about what's healthy to eat, or what's not. But I contend that eating habits and behaviors associated with food (healthy food or junk food) are more important than hyper-focusing on exactly which healthy foods to eat (don't get me wrong - including healthy [...]

30 12, 2013

Making Changes that Stick in 2014

By |2013-12-30T10:50:52-05:00December 30th, 2013|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Making Changes that Stick in 2014

freedigitalphotos.net I'm sure you want to be well this coming year. Preventing disease is one of the best strategies for maintaining health. Of course you only have so much control, but you can try to alter some factors in your diet and lifestyle. “Wellness” can be [...]