Tag Archives | healthy eating

woman salting a bowl of vegetables

How to Use Salt for Maximum Flavor and Minimum Sodium

Here’s what you need to know so you can salt your food without getting too much sodium. The most important thing to remember about salt is that it attracts water. That’s how salt increases our blood pressure. Over time, when we eat too much salt or sodium, it accumulates in our bloodstream. Water than enters […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Added Sugars: 37% Come from Soda

Avoiding added sugars is the fastest way to reduce inflammation, pain, and keep our body the size we want it to be. Its simple, but its not always easy. Sugar tastes good! Because sugar is a flavor everyone likes, its added to most processed foods. The consequence is we now are used to eating really […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
picture of ripe strawberries

The First New Habit of 2018 – Fruit!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic start to your 2018.   One of the best strategies to make resolutions actually happen is to break them into manageable pieces, and work on those one at a time. Once one is done, move on to the next. By the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
delicate winter squash

Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash is my favorite because its:    creamy sweet rich a nutrient powerhouse easy to cut and seed quick to cook thin-skinned If you often avoid winter squashes like Butternut and Acorn because of their tough, thick skin and seeds that are hard to scoop out, try Delicata squash. Its super easy to prepare […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
lunch spot in Greece

The Perfect Lunch

The perfect lunch would be served to me on a patio of a beach resort on Santorini. Sunny skies, ocean breeze, fabulous food and plenty of time to relax and enjoy it. That’s not happening for me today, and possibly not for you either. What to have for lunch when you have to make it […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Little girl picking apples

New Snacks Taste Test, Part 1

School and football season have started, and that means snacks! Snacks are so appealing – they are tasty, fun, and take no work to prepare. I am always on the lookout for a snack that gives me all that without the excess fat, sugar and salt.  A snack should make me feel better, not worse. […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
avocados and oil

Which new oils are best

You have some new choices in the oil aisle of the grocery store, and some of them are definitely better and healthier than others. The good news is that there are some delicious oils now available (forget that old vegetable oil!) and they are healthy too. Here’s the scoop: Avocado Oil This is the new […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
bowl of cooked rice

Arsenic in Rice

For several years now the FDA has known that levels of arsenic in rice are much higher than is healthy. They just don’t know what to do about it. Arsenic is a Class 1 Carcinogen, meaning it is a cancer promoter. Its on the same level as cigarette smoking, asbestos, and formaldehyde.  Arsenic also contributes […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
reset button

How to Hit the Reset Button

The last two weeks have been like a vacation, although not a vacation. My 5 and 7 year old nephews (and their parents) have been visiting. If you want to remember what true exhaustion feels like take two super-smart kids to the California Science Center and the Natural History Museum on the same day. So […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Crispy tofu stir fry

Tofu: Crispy and Delicious

I’m learning how to cook tofu.   The first time I tried tofu was at a restaurant and I thought soft tofu would be a good place to start. It was not.  The tofu was squishy and slimy and completely gross.  We laugh about it now, and “soft tofu” is still our our code word […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }