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!

Gift-Giving Season

Thanksgiving has come and gone and the hustle and bustle of the next holiday season has arrived in its place. However, this year is still a tough one for some of us. With the ongoing economic turmoil, the continuing trend is to cut back on frivolous spending and bring the holidays back to their roots, giving simple gestures of love, straight from the heart. That’s why homemade food is an especially good gift this year – it’s inexpensive, personal, unique and naturally delicious because it isn’t loaded with preservatives. What better way to wish family and friends a happy and healthy holiday season than with homemade goodies made with love?

Healthy And Tasty Halloween Treats

Halloween is still a fun time of year, for both kids and adults. Here is my skinny, yet spooky line-up of Halloween treats that are tasty but not scary for your waistline. Definitely parent-approved!

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for You?

Sugar can pack on the pounds, increase cravings for sweet foods, and cause tooth decay. So what’s a sweet tooth to do when health is at risk?

Almonds: Superfood from Nature

Almonds, once avoided due to their high fat content, have recently emerged in the spotlight as a ‘superfood!’ Due to their health properties, they have recently come back in vogue with a vengeance and are a favorite snack of starlets and chefs alike.

The Most Nutritious Veggies

When the Center for Science in the Public Interest recently ranked nearly 85 vegetables in order of highest to lowest nutrient content, Women’s Health Magazine asked me to highlight a few of them – along with simple tips on how to incorporate them into your regular meals.

Stay Hydrated – iYogaLife.com

Staying hydrated throughout the day is hard enough between meetings and carpools. Check out this recent article on iYogaLife.com with practical tips to hydrate without hassle. Eating meals with high water content allows you to feel full faster – a healthier formula for weight loss than the typical diet.

Start Your Fall Off Right With Superfoods

Summer’s not over yet but you can start planning for fall the fun way. Do a little surfing, both in the ocean waves and on your favorite food blogs! Bookmark some fresh new meal ideas that use the healthiest foods around, like pomegranate, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds to make your fall more fabulous. I’ll show you cooking hacks and tips to get these foods fast, so you can smoothly sail into your fall routine.

Fall Entertaining, Do Ahead Healthy Tips

Entertaining is one of the many ways I celebrate and enjoy eating healthy meals. Sharing something delicious that is also nourishing can be a great way to gather friends and family around the dinner table without too much fuss in the kitchen.