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!

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…

No-Bake Valentine’s Treats

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Whip up one of these no-bake treats in no time! Plus download my new “Show Your Love” Valentine’s Day dessert booklet…

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

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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!

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…