Healthy Eating Tips & Insights

This section of the site highlights insights, strategies and tips to eat better - covering eating habits, healthy shopping, eating out, and making smarter choices. If you're not cooking for yourself yet, this is your section!

Why Do Carbs Get A Bad Rap?

What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are made up of sugar molecules. We often call starchy and fibrous foods ‘carbs’, but carbohydrates are found in many different foods like fruit, dairy, beans, whole grain pasta, and candy. So why do carbs get a bad rap?

How America Spends on Food and Beverages

What America Spends on Food and Drink

Who spends the most eating out? New Yorkers, Los Angelenos or folks from Austin? Find the surprising answer in ‘How America Spends on Food and Beverages’, an infographic of 2009 data on average per household spending… Fascinating read!

Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

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In this video of my new HEALTHY CHEATS video series, I’ll take a gourmet pasta dish and sneak in some healthier alternative ingredients without sacrificing any of the flavor.

The Secret to Quitting Junk Foods

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I know from personal experience that the love affair for junk foods and unhealthy foods can run pretty deep, which is why it can be so tough for people to kick the junk food habit for good!

How to Cook with Hemp

Hemp seeds (also called “hemp hearts”) are the delicious nutty, highly nutritive shelled seeds of the plant. To cook with hemp seeds, use them as you would any other tasty seed… but check out my tasty recipes!

4 Easy Steps To Brining

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Leaner meats like chicken, turkey, and pork chops benefit from brining because this keeps them juicy during cooking. Follow my simple 4-step process to learn how…

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…

Eating for Apple Body Shapes

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Whether you’re an apple, pear or banana shape, all body shapes are beautiful in their own way. However, the apple types have a tougher time getting rid of stubborn belly fat, so check out some of my hard-won secrets…