Tag Archives: healthy food

Healthy Choices At Fast Food Restaurants

Hands holding a delicious burger

Sometimes time just dictates the necessity of a quick and easy meal on the go. But let’s take a look at how to eat as healthy as possible when grabbing a meal in a paper sack. For the most part, I am focusing on reducing calories and fat with these suggestions, though sodium can also […]

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 […]

Five Winter Salad Recipes

Spinach salad in wooden bowl

We normally consider salads a spring and summer dish.  In the fall and winter, we usually feel more like having a hearty soup or a rich stew.  But here are some delicious winter salads to ward off the chill.  One of the tricks is to make sure it includes at least one warm to hot […]

Five Tips to Sticking with Your Diet During the Holidays

Woman with holiday cookies

Even the most iron-willed dieters will tell you that the holidays can be difficult.  There are always so many favorite meals being served, and there are treats everywhere you look it seems.  But as long as you maintain a realistic balance, you should be able to stick with the diet and still enjoy the holiday […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]