Category Archives: Lifestyle

Healthy Mediterranean Options

Chopped and cubed vegetables on chopping board

Mediterranean cuisine is widely accepted as one of the healthier diets to eat, filled with lean protein, vegetables, and whole grains. But be aware that there are pitfalls even in the best of dining. Being aware of the smarter choices before you peruse the menu will help ensure a delicious and healthy meal. Falafel – […]

How to Add Fiber to Your Diet

High fiber foods on wooden table

One of the easiest diet tips that many nutritionists will recommend is to add fiber to your diet. It sounds strange that a diet tip would be to add something to your meals, but it really works. First of All, What Is Fiber? According to FitWatch, fiber is defined as ‘a material produced by plants […]

Travel Essentials and Necessities

Travel items on wooden table

What is absolutely essential for you when you travel? This could be anything from your favorite pashmina for those cold airplane cabins to the candle that smells exactly like home. There are certainly items that are luxuries if you have the space, but here are a few items that can make any trip feel like […]

Healthy Chinese Options

Beef stir-fry with broccoli

Sometimes when we are trying to make healthier food choices, we feel like we have to give up our favorite restaurants. But almost any restaurant has healthier options if you educate yourself ahead of time because sometimes the best choice is not always the obvious one. For example, Chinese food can be a diet destroyer […]

How To Choose the Right Suitcase

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If you do not already have one that you love, it can be almost as hard to pick a suitcase as it can to pick a vacation. You have to have one that not only holds everything you need to take with you, but it also has to be as portable as you would like, […]

What to Take When the Invitation Asks for ‘A Plate to Share’

Cheese plate with grapes and crackers

Many times an invitation to a game night or a football party will include the phrase “a plate to share”.  This usually means providing some kind of snack so that the host(ess) will not feel obligated to provide (and pay for) the refreshments for the whole group. The bonus feature is that is also ensures […]

Introducing New Foods Into Existing Recipes

Vegetable Noodles on plate

Most people start the new year with the intention of eating healthier.  But staring at unknown fields of greens at the grocery store can be daunting.  Incorporate new foods into existing recipes slowly so that your taste buds have time to adjust.  Here are three easy ways to gradually incorporate those healthier choices into your […]

New Year, New You: Travel

Cruise ship and the beach

It is a new year so a fresh full bank of vacation days awaits! Where will you go this year? Of course there are those days that must be reserved for doctor’s appointments or parent-teacher conferences but the rest are for fun. It is a good time to refresh those travel bags, tossing makeup and […]

New Year, New You: Diet

Woman eating healthy food

The number one resolution in the United States every year is to lose weight.  It happens over and over, people resolve to get to the gym, to eat better, to take the dog on more walks – all in an effort to lose weight. Whether it is an intentional resolution or not, it’s never a […]

What Do You Carry Your Lunch In?

Woman eating salad from blue Tupperware

How do you transport your food to work, whether that be breakfast, lunch, snacks, or all of the above? Are you the type to take a traditional brown paper sack or have you upgraded? The advantages of the brown paper sack are that the material is recyclable and they are super inexpensive to buy.  The […]