Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

20 Ways To Spin A Salad

20 ways to spin a salad

Salad is one of those things that you can get tired of pretty quickly. Have you ever heard someone announce in a restaurant that they are just dying for a salad? So here are some easy ways to put a gourmet spin on your bed of greens to make a drool-worthy meal…

Shopping, Cooking & Eating Healthier

Healthy eating, shopping & cooking

Maintaining a healthy weight, or getting to that healthy weight, is not about dieting. It’s about celebrating food, about eating the foods that you already love but making them a little (or a lot) healthier, based on how you shop, cook and eat now.

How to Cook with Chia Seeds

chia-seeds

I’m a big fan of this tiny superfood since it’s a great way to fill up your tummy. Soaked chia is is well known as a boon for digestive orders like GERD and IBS, and is easy to add to recipes that you already know and love!

Healthy Meals for One

mealsforone

Cooking for one can seem like a waste of time. But eating out all the time has major drawbacks too — it’s expensive, the portion sizes are too big for one person, and they can be loaded with calories. The trick to eating for ones lies in…

Is Your Food Creating Iron Absorption Problems?

foods high in iron

I used to think that eating a big, juicy sirloin burger with a slice of cheese was my ticket to satisfying my meat craving while getting a hefty dose of iron. But there are two different types of iron in foods…

How to Energize Your New Year

7-Day Smoothie Lab

When fatigue sets in from the holiday frenzy, your body and mind can feel really depleted. But a more energized body could just be a matter of a little food RX to recharge without going to extremes. Follow these easy and tasty tips to tweak your way to a more energized you!

How to Cook with Turmeric

turmeric-root

When it comes to eating healthy, spices are many times overlooked. So if you want to supercharge the health benefits of the foods you’re already eating while adding more interest to your meals, head to the spice rack.

10 Top Healthy New Year’s Tips

Healthy Shopping

Continuing this week’s posts about New Year’s resolutions: Holiday eating, constant parties, and the stress of playing “Santa” can throw your system out of whack. Here are 10 simple yet super ways to recharge your body and sooth your nerves…