Tag 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Summer Treats for You and Your Family

Grilled pineapples on a plate

In addition to the sweltering heat and humidity, the summer is chock full of outdoor activities and farmer’s markets. What a combination! When you like diving into a vat of ice cream and eating your way out, consider a few of these healthy treats instead. Any number of fresh fruit tarts can liven up an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Better Food Choices for Better Skin

Woman drinking green tea

Did you know you can eat your way to a better complexion?  This isn’t a substitute for good skin care or sunscreen, however, there are certain foods that have been reported as good for your skin.  Here are just a few of the recommendations. Chocolate – I know, my favorite too! Cocoa can hydrate the […]