Healthy Eating Trends For 2015 And Beyond!


A Few Healthy Changes Can Go A Long Way! The New Year means starting fresh for many people. Whether that means losing weight or actually just changing your lifestyle, eating healthy is normally a part of those decisions. There are some trends that might help you in your quest for better food choices that we […]

Clean Eating: 3 Recipes To Get You Started


So you’re thinking about giving clean eating a try. What is clean eating anyway?  Clean eating is a way of life that encourages you to enjoy whole foods. Foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.  Eating clean means eating plenty of fruits and veggies, lean meats and avoiding sugary drinks. Here […]

Veggie Tales: More Options for Healthy Options

Veggie Tales: More Options for Healthy Options

Eating healthy sometimes can get a little dull or boring, so I’m trying out vegetables that I’ve never had and/or never attempted to cook. While I’m adventuring I’ll share with you how I did and what I thought. I know some of these many of you may already eat or cook but I know as […]

How Risky Are Energy Drinks?

Coffee-Crazed Woman

As a coffee drinker I’ve always been a little leery of energy drinks. I have enough caffeine in me already so I can only imagine what an energy drink combined with coffee will do to my nerves. Combining the two sounds a bit risky and it’s a risk that I prefer not take.  Don’t even […]

Simple Ways To Fight Prediabetes


Sheryl Lozicki, RD, MBA, a nutritionist in private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, suggests setting three main goals if you’re at risk of prediabetes or have been diagnosed with it: eat regularly (no skipping or delaying meals); exercise for a total of 30 minutes daily; and get an average of eight hours of sleep each […]

National School Lunch Week: Healthy Snacks For Kids


October 15-19 is National School Lunch Week, a week all about celebrating the positive changes that have been made in school lunch programs across the country. Here are a few “better for you” on-the-go snack and beverage alternatives when packing your child’s school lunch. Swap out soda, sugary drinks and energy drinks for Sparkling ICE […]

Budget Friendly, Kid Approved Dishes


Budget Friendly, Kid Approved Dishes With a tough economy and picky eaters, parents have a difficult time finding kid approved, budget friendly dishes. Let’s not forget healthy too! Here are a few of my favorites: Fruit and Yogurt Parfait I know there are many brands out there that come already made.  The only thing with […]

5 Ways To Add Fruits & Veggies To Your Diet


Most people aren’t eating the required daily dose of fruits and veggies.  In a recent informal poll by HealthyWomen, 42 percent of respondents answered that question with a resounding no, reporting only consuming 0-2 servings a day. A close second (40 percent) say they consume 3-5 servings, which is still lower than the American Heart […]

Picks for the Picky Eater


If you’re a parent of a toddler then you are more than familiar with the picky eater syndrome. Its where one day your child may love a specific food or meal and the next they won’t touch it.   It’s also where they decide not to eat fruits or vegetables, which I understand is a […]

Do Fat Women Want Fat Babies?


According to a recent study, overweight moms tend to think their overweight toddlers are not overweight and/or they want them to be bigger. The article published on Yahoo News says that the study suggests that parents are trying to fatten up their toddlers. My problem with the article and study is that it doesn’t seek […]

Ten Tips to Help Caregivers Field the Toughest Questions of All


There are few jobs tougher than caring for seriously or chronically ill people. That’s true whether you’re a healthcare professional or the family member of a very sick loved one. But of all the difficult tasks you face—cleaning bedpans, changing sheets, helping patients cope with pain—fielding questions can be the toughest and most intimidating task […]

The Benefits Of Drinking Green Smoothies


I have always enjoyed fruit smoothies, but never considered adding greens and other veggies to up the ante. I have to admit that at first, it really didn’t sound too appealing. However, from the very first day that I added some fresh baby spinach to my banana, soy milk, and frozen strawberries, I was utterly […]

Family Fit Time: Walk Together


I have been walking with my family for over three years now. After a very tasty dinner we all go for a walk to the local park. It does help that we live two blocks from our park. We walk almost the entire park and bring our family dog with us. There is nothing more […]

Top 5 Super Foods


Most of us by now are aware of foods that fit into the “healthy” category and which ones do not. There are many types of everyday foods which help to give the body all the essential and non-essential nutrients that it needs. There are some foods however that have earned the title “Super Food” because […]