Healthy Spreads for Superbowl Sunday

Superbowl Appetizers

Check out my article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on ‘Healthy Spreads for Superbowl Sunday’ – featuring two delicious recipes from my ‘Secrets of a Skinny Chef’ cookbook.

Food Myths Debunked

garlic

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

mealsforone

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…

Is Your Food Creating Iron Absorption Problems?

foods high in iron

I used to think that eating a big, juicy sirloin burger with a slice of cheese was my ticket to satisfying my meat craving while getting a hefty dose of iron. But there are two different types of iron in foods…

How to Energize Your New Year

7-Day Smoothie Lab

When fatigue sets in from the holiday frenzy, your body and mind can feel really depleted. But a more energized body could just be a matter of a little food RX to recharge without going to extremes. Follow these easy and tasty tips to tweak your way to a more energized you!

How to Cook with Turmeric

turmeric-root

When it comes to eating healthy, spices are many times overlooked. So if you want to supercharge the health benefits of the foods you’re already eating while adding more interest to your meals, head to the spice rack.

10 Top Healthy New Year’s Tips

Healthy Shopping

Continuing this week’s posts about New Year’s resolutions: Holiday eating, constant parties, and the stress of playing “Santa” can throw your system out of whack. Here are 10 simple yet super ways to recharge your body and sooth your nerves…

Be Healthy, Have Fun Every Day

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Leading a truly healthy life is more than just exercise and eating right, it’s about doing things that make life fun and interesting. When I became a certified health coach, I learned about primary food, or things that feed you beyond food — like your relationships, career, spirituality, and exercise routine.