Tag Archives: diet tips

Build a Better Salad

Two female friends making salad in kitchen

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 […]

Realism: Build a Healthy, Filling Salad

Woman making salad in kitchen

Yes, salads can be a great diet food if you make the right choices. But those choices include making sure that you are getting enough nutrition to keep yourself full until the next meal. Having a salad for lunch does you no good if you end up at the vending machine mid-afternoon because you are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Delicious Fall Soup Recipes

Pumpkin soup in a bowl

I will never understand why so many farmers markets close at the end of the summer, when fall produce goodies are so tasty and delicious! One of the biggest fall soups that people seem to love contains pumpkin and/or squash. A Roasted Pumpkin Soup can be made with pumpkin or squash.  The key is roasting the […]

Taking Care of Yourself by Eating Healthy

Woman eating healthy

I recently spent a significant amount of time at the hospital with a loved one, and the truth be told, it was a complete emotional and physical drain.  Not only were we dealing with doctors and nurses and surgeons and insurance companies, but I was still working part-time and caring for my house and four-legged […]

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 […]

Eating Healthy While You Travel

Women eating at a restaurant.

Most of us try to make healthy food decisions on a regular basis, but it is probably even more essential to do so when you are on the road somewhere. Whether you travel for business or for pleasure, eating well keeps to body functioning at its best. First and foremost, this means staying hydrated. Most […]

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 […]