Got protein?

When it comes to protein, I think we can all agree it is a major player in the trio of essential macronutrients.  Protein is necessary for almost every function in our bodies.  It can repair and rebuild muscle, provide energy and boost immunity.   However, there can be some confusion about protein.  How much do we actually need?  Is animal protein better

Carbs…..friend or foe???

With all the attention on the high fat, low carb diet, it is no wonder carbohydrates are getting pushed aside when it comes to healthy eating. Truth be told, I am a lover of carbs! I mean what is not to, pasta, bread....comfort food at its best, right? Well, yes and no. As with

Fat… is the new skinny?

Say what???  Eat more fat and lose weight??  How can that be so???  Well, in the world of diet and nutrition, eating a high fat diet is all the rage.  Let's take a look and see what all the fuss is about. The diet du jour that advocates this theory is the Ketogenic diet.  There are

Organic….is it worth the extra bucks?

When it comes to buying produce, one of the most common questions people ask me is "should I spend the extra money on buying organic?"    And, my answer is always yes.  Let me explain. Last month, the Environmental Working Group came out with their updated version of the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15.  Sounds like movie titles,

Glorious Green Juice

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you are enjoying a bit of Irish goodness today. Perhaps a green salad to go along with your green smoothie?? As we head toward the official start of spring next week, an abundance of green can be seen all around. Spring is a time of renewal. A rebirth of all

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

That's right..... I am telling you to eat more chocolate!! But not just any chocolate. Definitely not the confection in the heart shaped box that you may have received for Valentine's day. Although those chocolates may look delicious, they are full of preservatives, sugar and processed cocoa. When it comes to chocolate, go right to

Tips For Mindful Eating

Happy New Year!! A new year often signifies new beginnings After indulging a little (or a lot) through the holidays, January seems to be the time when we think about resolutions, diets, and getting healthy. Recently, I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on a series of webinars. The topics discussed were diets

Gifts That Give

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was filled with friends, family and lots of great food! While most of us were still lingering over pumpkin pie, some folks were already at the stores filling their carts with gifts for Christmas. I had to chuckle as I read store ads for Black Friday sales

Tips for roasting vegetables

Although the days are still warm, the cooler mornings tease us into thinking fall will be upon us very soon. I grew up in the Midwest and fall was my favorite season. I have fond memories of trips to the apple orchard for fresh cider, warm pumpkin donuts and bushels of crisp, juicy apples. I have not