Category Archives: Diet

How to cut calories without missing them!

Healthy Sandwich

In addition to adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet, I’ve also been looking for ways to reduce the calorie count without actually missing those calories!  Here are a few quick ways I’ve discovered: Salad dressing – I love creamy dressings; I can’t help it. But I have recently been mixing my own […]

How To Create A Delicious Cheese Plate

Cheese plate with appetizers

One of my dietary enemies is cheese. I hate that I love it so much! I have even been known to build a mini cheese plate for lunch or dinner for myself. Now I just pick the ones I enjoy, but to build a truly great cheese plate for your party guests, you have to […]

Breakfast On The Go

Egg Muffins

We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  So why do so many of us simply have a cup of coffee as we head out the door?  Or worse, grab that donut once we get to the office.  With a little planning ahead, you prepare some healthy breakfast options […]

Start With A Box Of Couscous

Fresh couscous on plate

I have recently discovered a new product in my local grocery store, the Near East Couscous products.  Not only are they delicious as-is, but I’ve found that you can use them as a base for some wonderful new recipes.  Couscous itself is essentially tiny pasta and this particular brand comes in lots of varieties.  I […]

Crockpot Meals To Take For Lunch

Crockpot

One of my favorite kitchen devices is the crockpot. The one we love has a timer so that you can set it in the morning and then when the timer goes off, it switches to ‘warm’ so that everything stays nice and ready. Not only is this handy for dinner when you get home, but […]

Is ‘Vegan’ or ‘Vegetarian’ Really That Much Healthier?

Women prepping veggies in the kitchen.

It seems that lately, more and more people are choosing to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. By technical definition, vegetarians do not eat meat of any kind. Likewise, vegans do not eat anything that originates with animals including eggs, honey, or dairy. Sometimes these choices are influenced by religious beliefs, in which case the […]

Ideas For A Great Potluck Dish

Image of a potluck party

For most of the gatherings in our group of friends, the guests are invited to bring their own beverages and ‘a plate to share’. I love this idea – it alleviates some of the stress and cost of the host/hostess and it ensures that everyone will have something to eat because they will bring something […]

Yummier Sandwiches Beyond the PB&J

Soup and sandwich lunch

The sandwich is one of the easiest things to pack if you are looking to brown-bag your lunch. But sometimes that exact same turkey and cheese or peanut butter and jelly can get very old very quickly. I know that for myself, if I don’t have a good variety in what I pack, I’m more […]

How to Build Healthy but Filling Salads

Woman tossing a salad

Obviously, a salad is healthier than a cheeseburger.  But if you eat nothing but lettuce for lunch, you will probably be hungry (bordering on “hangry”) by mid-afternoon.  The key to a filling salad is protein.  When you add healthy protein to your vegetables, you end up with a meal that will keep you full until […]

Cutting Lunchtime Costs by Brown Bagging your Meals

Friends having lunch

Sometimes it is nice to treat yourself to lunch out, but if you do that daily, the costs add up very quickly.  Even if you factor a simple $10 lunch per day, you are looking at $50 per week and $200 per month! When you consider that sandwich meat, sliced cheese, and bread will cost […]