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!

Decadent 100 Calorie Snacks

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Healthy snacks under 100 calories have been the topic of morning TV segments, in blogs and in magazines, but I find that some of those snacks mentioned don’t satisfy me when I’m really hungry before meal time. So here are some ideas for snacking on real foods that are under 100 calories each!

Cheap Summer Eats

Summer just so happens to be the perfect time to save money in the kitchen and save on calories. Why? Because nature’s bounty is plentiful, flavorful and naturally healthy! What’s more is that a little goes a long way!

How To Make Food Taste Better

Cooking at home should not be a chore, and there are some basic tenements to cooking that will make your time in the kitchen more efficient and more enjoyable! Here’s three basic techniques, no culinary school required!

Licorice

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Licorice seems to be one of those ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ flavors – probably because it has such a strong and distinct taste. Licorice is not just a candy, it is actually an extract from the Glycyrrhiza Glabra plant, which means sweet root.

Iced Tea From Rooibos

Red bush – or Rooibos in Afrikaans – tea comes from the leaves of a bush that grows in southern Africa and like many teas has valuable antioxidants. If you’re craving flavor, it comes in vanilla, orange, peach and even red bush chai. Don’t forget to get my recipe for rooibos -iced tea!

Start Your Fall Off Right With Superfoods

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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.

Washing Fruits and Veggies

Concerned about pesticides on your fruits and veggies? If you only have enough room in your grocery budget for a few organic ‘must haves’, then zero in on the following 12 fruits and vegetables. In this article, I also explain my philosophy on waxed fruits.

Healthy Happy Hour

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Do you love going out with friends but hate the idea of racking up hundreds of calories from those sweet frozen drinks? See my Healthy Happy Hour drinks in the July 2008 issue of Self magazine, and find out how to make them fresh and light at home!