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!

Food Myths Debunked

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I’ve always wondered how many of the most popular cooking myths got started, and why so many people still think they’re true. Do you know the one about keeping avocado from turning brown by using the pit? Searing meat keeps it juicy? Are green potatoes bad for you? True or false, find the answers — plus post your own myths and I’ll answer them!

Healthy Meals for One

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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…

How to Energize Your New Year

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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

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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.

Wine 101

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Learning about wine can take some time – there is so much out there and the wine industry keeps growing and changing every year. Here’s how to get started…

Christmas Eggnog and Gingerbread Cookies

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Join me for a date to learn about everyday healthy cooking. In this sixth episode of ‘Food Courting’, we’re going to prepare two tasty Christmas treats: Gingerbread cookies, and velvety egg nog. Not only do they taste better than the store bought version, but they’ll be a whole lot healthier.

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

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Shopping for the health buff or foodie in your life gets easier every year since there are so many healthy new products on the market. From skin care to yoga gear to books, you’ll have plenty to choose from!

Vegefying Pasta

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Pasta has gotten a bad rap in recent years with all of the ‘anti-carb’ diets, but I refuse to remove it from my dinner table. The key is to eat smaller portions and fill it out with some serious veggie power.