How to Fight Fat

Obesity is such a serious problem in America that it has turned into an epidemic. For me ‘skinny’ or ‘beautiful’ is not about the insane rail-thin standards we see in the press so often, it’s about being a healthy weight for the quality of life, pure and simple.

Back to School Lunches

When it comes to doing well at school, sending your kids off to class with a healthy lunch is one of the best ways to help them. Kids who have excellent nutrition are better able to focus, have more energy, and sleep better at night, and are less prone to being overweight.

What Causes Children to Become Overweight?

Though I have never been morbidly obese, as a pre-teen and teenager, I always struggled with being overweight. Now that we know so much more about nutrition, we’re finding out what I wished I would have known in the 80’s!

Orange Spiced Tea

During cold winter evenings, my granny would gather a knitted blanket onto to her lap and sip her favorite tea. The odor of orange punctutated by the dark musk of cloves would fill our small living room as she siped, slowly turning the pages of her latest travel book. My version of her favorite tea has cinnamon for added spice and flavor.

Salt Scrub

Salt scrubs mixed with fragrant oil exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time! My version can be quite inexpensive compared to some store bought brands, though it is just as fragrant and keeps in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Healthy Travel

For me, summer always means taking short car trips to the Jersey shore, visiting friends and family who are dusting off their grills, and traveling to annual pool parties.

Sautéed Spinach

Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. High levels of vitamin K, A, C, B2, along with manganese, folate, and iron – all available in just one cup! This simple preparation is the fastest way to load up on nutrients at lunch or meal-time.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Homemade Chinese food can be so healthy if you cut back on the cooking oil. This dish is light and lovely, perfect to serve on top of some tender udon noodles or fluffy brown rice. I also recommend serving it on a bed of sautéed or grilled green onions.