The Real Breakfast of Champions

Start The Day The Right Way! The American Heart Association shared this excellent breakfast parfait recipe (see below).  Starting the day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast can make your day happier and healthier. A good breakfast combines protein, complex carbohydrates, and a little healthy fat keeps hunger at bay and fuels your body for…

That Picture on the Fridge Won’t Help!

Think taping a photo of a skinny person to the fridge will help you lose weight? It won’t! In a wonderful interview on NPR this morning, Anne Klesse, a researcher at Tilburg University in the Netherlands described her study. Two groups of women interested in losing weight were given food journals to record everything they…

Resistance is Futile: Too Much Halloween Candy

Is Halloween a scary time for your healthy habits? It smells good. It looks good. It calls to you at night. How do you resist the siren song of all that sugary goodness? If you are like me, you can’t. Easy access to candy will derail my healthy eating habits. My only choice is to…

Food Guilt in the Dairy Aisle: Is Store Brand Milk Okay?

Is it okay to just pick up a gallon of the store brand milk, or should I be buying the more expensive milk? Hmmm.. there it is… Food Guilt in the dairy aisle.  This isn’t guilt over eating something you know isn’t good for you.  No, this is the guilt placed on you by the…

Does white bread hurt your heart?

Could your choice between white bread and wheat bread make a difference in your heart health? A recent study says yes! Women who eat white bread, white rice, and other processed grain products double their risk of heart disease.  Scary – just one small thing can make a big difference. We’ve know for a long…

Artificial Sweeteners can hurt your heart!

  Does diet soda and other artificially sweetened foods and drinks help maintain a healthy weight or hurt? A healthy weight is essential to heart health, but consuming diet foods and drinks may be working against you. Sweetness is a natural cue to the body, signaling incoming calories and the need to ramp up digestive…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Living 14 Years Longer

A recent study proved what we all know: people with healthy habits live longer. According to a Cambridge University Study, people who adopt four healthy habits live 14 years longer than those who don’t. Those who don’t smoke, eat five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, exercise regularly, and enjoy alcohol in moderation, avoid…

Healthy Dinner Tip: Crock-pot Chicken Chili

Is your busy schedule getting in the way of healthy meals? Try this easy, and tasty, crock-pot creation: Crock-pot Chicken Chili Makes a big pot (8 or more servings ) Time to cook: 7 to 8 hours, plus 15 minutes 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs 2 (14 oz) cans no salt added diced tomatoes…

Healthy Travel Tips

Find it hard to eat right, exercise or keep up with other healthy habits when you are traveling? Here are some tips to stay on track. Pack Snacks: Eating out can derail your healthy eating habits. Take along some whole grain cereal, nuts, dried fruit, cereal, or granola bars to snack on or substitute for…