Category Archives: Diet

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 […]

Transform Dinner Leftovers into Delicious Lunches!

Healthy sandwich on table

We all know that you can take yesterday’s dinner leftovers and make it today’s lunch by boxing it up.  But sometimes we get tired of eating the same thing over and over.  Here are five ways to transform those leftovers into whole new meals with brand-new flavors! Do you have some leftover roasted vegetables from […]

Healthy Substitutes for the Foods You Love

Deli sandwich

We all have foods that we love that do not love us back.  Whether that be something that contradicts a lifestyle choice (such as vegetarianism), a dietary restriction (such as gluten intolerance), or you simply want to make healthier choices.  Let’s take a look at some substitutions that can make you feel less deprived! Mexican […]

Three Delicious Pasta Salad Recipes

Pasta salad

With the heat in full swing, very few of us want to stand over a hot stove for dinner, and then sit down to a piping hot meal!  Now granted, in order to accomplish a successful pasta salad, you do have to boil the pasta.  But that is quick and you can easily chill it […]

Four Yummy Vegetarian Brown Bag Lunch Recipes

Woman having sandwich outdoors

When the temperatures and humidity start spiking this time of year, I tend to eat less and to eat lighter choices.  Here are a few of my favorite vegetarian brown-bag lunch recipes that are perfect for the summer! I have mentioned the Caprese salad before, but I do love that option. If I want to […]

Four Great Brown Bag Lunch Recipes

Woman having lunch

Here are four of my favorite brown bag lunches.  Depending on your dietary preferences and restrictions, they can all be made as salads, sandwiches or wraps.  I like to mix it up so that I’m not eating the exact same thing for days on end.  I prefer whole wheat tortillas for my wraps and those […]

Easy Bento Box Lunch Recipes

Bento box with sushi selection

If you usually take your lunch to work, then you are familiar with the grind of the same daily turkey sandwich.  One of the newest lunchbox trends is straight from Japan, the bento box.  You do not have to stick with traditional bento foods (rice with fish and vegetables).  You can think outside of that […]

Easy Ways to Add Fruits and Vegetables to Your Meals

Healthy breakfast with fruit and sandwich

Yes, yes, yes, we all need to eat more fruits and vegetables. It doesn’t matter how many you eat, you can always add more. But sometimes you (or your family) don’t like the idea of just a plate of broccoli for dinner. Here are five easy ways to add more to your existing recipes: Smoothies […]

Food for Thought: Do You Diet or Do You Just Eat Healthy?

Woman eating a salad

Do you tend to put yourself on diets or do you try to healthy as just part of a lifestyle? Personally, I don’t like the concept of dieting; it seems too restrictive to eliminate entire food groups and don’t find that to be sustainable over the long-term. Ultimately, I want something that I can integrate into […]

Foods to Eat for Healthier Nails

Woman with healthy nails eats a strawberry

I once had a roommate whose mother (who happened to be a nurse) would always check her nails when she went home for the holidays to make sure she was eating properly. It turns out you can tell a lot about your diet—or more specifically, what you’re lacking in your diet—by the state of your […]