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26 06, 2018

Nine Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

By |2019-06-26T13:50:41-04:00June 26th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Nine Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

The DASH Diet is the best eating plan to follow if you have high blood pressure, or have a family history of high blood pressure (also called hypertension). While adopting an entire eating plan can be daunting - especially if your current diet consists of subs, pizza, and [...]

5 06, 2018

Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

By |2021-03-26T09:38:11-04:00June 5th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Weight Management|Comments Off on Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

The calendar may not officially say "summer" but that summertime vibe is definitely here. Somehow summertime seems to be less scheduled than other months of the year. This lack of structure can unknowingly impact your eating plan. You may find yourself on vacation, taking a long weekend, running [...]

5 03, 2018

Headlines Change, Habits Can Too

By |2019-06-26T13:51:04-04:00March 5th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Headlines Change, Habits Can Too

You probably read something in the news everyday about diet or what you should or shouldn't eat. I can understand how frustrating it is to read these headlines every week. One day they proclaim coffee is good for you, the next it isn’t. Sorry - There's No Quick [...]

13 11, 2017

Fancy Junk: Tricking You into Healthier

By |2019-06-26T13:50:46-04:00November 13th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Fancy Junk: Tricking You into Healthier

I really don't enjoy grocery shopping anymore. In part, it's the routine of it, but also the frustration of finding items I need while being overwhelmed by seeing so many choices in the grocery isles. Some of the extra choices are a good thing but others really aren't. [...]

9 03, 2017

The Power of Protein

By |2019-06-26T13:52:11-04:00March 9th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on The Power of Protein

I will be blogging this month about how you can incorporate beef into a healthy diet. These posts are sponsored by the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative and the Pennsylvania Beef Council, but are expressions of my own. A balanced diet supports health. While everyone has a different opinion about [...]

2 05, 2016

The Case for Wheat

By |2019-06-26T13:54:35-04:00May 2nd, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Case for Wheat

We enjoy a variety of breads and grains in our kitchen since nobody in my household suffers from gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease. As I'm sure you are aware "Gluten Free Diets" are very popular these days, even among those who physiologically have no intolerance to gluten. There is [...]

15 01, 2016

Resolving to Choose a Healthier Diet

By |2016-01-15T18:12:18-05:00January 15th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Resolving to Choose a Healthier Diet

Bean Salad Ingredients It's been a big year in food and nutrition news, and it's only mid-January. On December 29 (technically last year) PBS aired Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food documentary. Then on January 7th, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released. And a few [...]

15 01, 2016

Easy Bean Salad

By |2016-01-15T18:10:52-05:00January 15th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Weight Management|Comments Off on Easy Bean Salad

Sometimes healthy eating just needs to be easy. If you have a bowl of salad ready to eat in the fridge, you'll make the right choice. This bean salad will last in the refrigerator for up to a week. It's loaded with fiber and flavor, and so easy [...]

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 [...]