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!

Wine 101

Wine 101

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.

Thanksgiving the Skinny Way

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Hands down, Thanksgiving is the biggest cooking holiday out there. Some of the foods that are served at the Thanksgiving table are actually healthy foods that have gotten a bad rap because of the way they are prepared, so here are four ways to lighten up the classic recipe without compromising a lot on taste!

Five Meals, 9 Grocery Items

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Healthy cooking is expensive?! Nothing could be further from the truth and I’ll show you how to make five delicious meals that serve two people for around $30 in groceries.

Wacky Winter Smoothies

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Smoothies are the easiest breakfast around and a fast way to fill you up with the healthiest foods around. They are a chilly treat – but that doesn’t mean they are just for the warm weather months, you can enjoy them well into winter using seasonal and frozen foods to make them more fun and festive.

What Does Organic Really Mean?

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Organic produce in the US is highly regulated as I found out during my recent trip to Earthbound Farm, America’s largest grower of organic produce.