Category Archives: Diet

Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Junk Food

healthy sandwiches

What if you could enjoy your favorite junk foods and keep your figure? If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not! Here are some healthy alternatives for the most popular junk foods, so you can surge forth confidently for a more health-conscious year! Mexican Food Lots of fried chips, the giant deep-fried beef […]

Some Recipes Are Just Way Too Easy

pizza on French bread

Sometimes we just need something quick and easy, with ingredients that are easy to keep around the housel  Here are my favorite ‘way too easy’ recipes! 3 2 1 Microwave Cake – Whether you live in a dorm or spend your life in a cubicle, these amazingly easy cake recipe is impossible not to keep […]

Build a Better Salad

Salads sound like the perfect “healthy” meal – a base of colorful vegetables accented with flavor.  But there are landmines everywhere at a salad bar.  I mean, the macaroni salad alone would set you back a day’s worth of fat and calories (and probably sodium too). But don’t worry, you can still get all the […]

Bento Box Lunch Ideas

bento lunch on wooden table

While it may still take the same amount of time altogether, most of us might have an hour on the weekend versus ten to twelve minutes every week day morning. There always seems to be too much to do before getting out the door, and having a homemade lunch pre-made and ready to go is […]

Tasty and Healthy Dips

assortment of dips

I’m a huge fan of dips, whether I’m just at home or at a party. However, it’s not typically the healthiest option when you are in the mood to munch. But there are ways to reduce the fat and calories and boost the nutrients in your snack. Here are a few healthy dip recipes that […]

Alternatives to Brown-Bagging Your Lunch

Sure, a turkey sandwich is fine for the 200th day in a row, but are you looking to jazz up that brown bag lunch? Here are a few ways to perk up the lunch hour without breaking the budget. Take that turkey on a roll. Instead of your normal two slices of whole wheat bread, […]

Five Surprising Diet Downfalls

Woman eating salad in restaurant

Most of us work at minimum to maintain our weight, or possibly lose. And sometimes it seems that no matter what we do, those pounds stay stubbornly in place. We have ditched the sodas, the ice cream, and the potato chips. What could be lurking around wreaking havoc on all your hard work? Here are […]

Light Meals That Fill Your Tummy

The most important aspect of having a light but filling meal is to make sure you incorporate plenty of protein and fiber. Those two components will help you fill fuller longer and give you longer-lasting energy. Breakfast Mini frittatas made in a muffin tin are an amazing make-ahead breakfast. The eggs provide the protein and […]

Healthy Choices At Fast Food Restaurants

man eating burger

Sometimes time just dictates the necessity of a quick and easy meal on the go. But let’s take a look at how to eat as healthy as possible when grabbing a meal in a paper sack. For the most part, I am focusing on reducing calories and fat with these suggestions, though sodium can also […]

Four Delicious Summer Salad Recipes

Salad in Mason Jar

Typically, as the weather gets warmer, we’re all prone to eating lighter meals, especially in the evenings. Not only are summer salads a great way to fill up and not feel heavy, but they are also a great way to make the most of all that fresh produce available this time of year. These recipes […]