Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

PLAN – to Make it Healthy

Once upon a time I was a mostly-stay-at-home mom, and “busy” meant volunteering at school, organizing the book fair, cleaning house, doing 10 loads of laundry, and carpooling.

Today, my “busy” is completely different.  My kids are grown, and I’m self-employed.  On any given day, I might juggle writing assignments for 3 different editors, give a presentation at a diabetes workshop, work with a client who wants to lower their cholesterol, or teach an intro to nutrition class to nursing students.

No matter where you are in life, it gets busy.  One thing I’ve learned, is that you have to have a plan in order to juggle it all.  You know, make a to-do list every night, so you’re ready to roll the next day.  Set alarms, and keep a schedule.  Most of us know how to do that for our appointments and commitments, but do you do that for your health? Continue Reading..

5 Simple Tips to Lose 5 Pounds by Spring

Who wants to lose 5 pounds by spring? We’re counting down, and that means it’s time to get in shape for shorts weather!

Ahhh Happy March —  the month where you finally start to feel like there’s warmth and sunshine at the end of the tunnel.  Let’s not talk about how for most of the country, March is just one big tease.  You know – the stores are putting out racks of bathing suits, shorts and t-shirts, while it’s gray and sleeting outside.  Deep breath.  If you think it, Spring.  Will.  Come. Continue Reading..

New American Plate Challenge –Update

A few weeks ago, I blogged about the New American Plate (NAP) Challenge.  I do love a good contest, especially one I know I can win.  So I signed up for this 12-week challenge to work on healthier eating and getting more exercise, to reduce my risk of cancer.  The NAP challenge is sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), and if you sign up through their site, they will send you weekly emails with healthy recipes and exercise tips to help you meet the challenge goals.  There is also an online community to provide extra ideas and encouragement. Continue Reading..

National Nutrition Month 2013 – Eat right, Your Way, Every Day

I’m betting you didn’t know this, but March is National Nutrition Month, and today is Registered Dietitian Day.  The message from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is this:  there is no right or wrong, one-size-fits- all diet.  Instead, starting right now, everyone is encouraged to stop stressing about food rules, good vs bad foods, and feeling like eating healthy means giving up your favorite foods. Continue Reading..

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