Category: Nutrition

Greek Yogurt vs. Traditional Yogurt

Both Greek yogurt and traditional yogurt can be part of a healthy diet. However, Greek yogurt contains about double the protein, half the carbs, and significantly less sugar and sodium than traditional yogurt!

Super foods for your Toddlers and Children!

There is not a child I know that could not spend a day eating just pizza , chicken nuggets, french fries and ice cream. Who could blame them? If left to their own devices most kids reach for whatever comes out of a bag or box. That is why it is up to us to… Read more »

Boost your metabolism through spicy foods!

Cayenne peppers, chili powder, cumin, ginger, and other hot peppers have been noted to temporarily increase your metabolism, therefore burning more calories and fat cells! This occurs due to the food increasing your body’s core temperature and therefore your metabolism!

Healthiest Foods for Men!

As we know, men and women are different in all sorts of ways. We spend lots of time discussing women’s health in the media, especially when it comes to what nutrients are needed during pregnancy or protection from different types of cancers including breast cancer. However, men have special nutrient requirements as well in order… Read more »

Feed your brain the right food to preserve its health!

The brain is affected by what you eat, just like your body is. There are many foods that can help preserve your brain health and therefore preserve your memory and cognitive ability as you age! These foods include omega-3 rich fatty fish, magnesium rich nuts, vitamin E packed flaxseeds, eggs, yogurt, and blueberries! Office for… Read more »

Cool off with these tasty frozen treats!

What can be more fun than ice cream on a hot day. Here are some varieties that won’t break your calorie budget. All portions are based on 1/2 cup serving or per bar: Dreyer’s Mango Fruit Bars: 80 calories Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Fudge Ice Cream Bars: 60 calories Weight Watchers Divine Triple Chocolate Dessert… Read more »

Keep your BBQ healthy and food safe

Here are some ideas to keep you on track and still enjoy your barbecue.   Lean Turkey Burgers Grilled Vegetables Broiled Shrimp Chicken Kabobs Vegetable Kabobs Baked Sweet Potatoes Quinoa salad with Almonds Grilled Fish Corn on the cob Vegetable crudités platter and hummus Homemade Guacamole Coleslaw with low fat dressing Frozen Fruit bars Strawberries… Read more »

Mushrooms: A nutrient powerhouse

Mushrooms are a great vegetable packed with nutrients and health benefits! They are filled with B vitamins, Vitamin D, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C. Mushrooms are also low in sodium, low in calories and fat free! They make a great substitute in meat dishes to reduce your calorie intake.

Tips for a Healthy Barbecue

  It’s barbecuing season! A fun and healthy BBQ is just what you need this summer season. We have all worked so hard this year to get in great shape and there is no reason to stop now. Barbecues can be so much fun but can sabotage all our hard work. Here are some tips… Read more »

Help prevent disease: Consume enough antioxidants!

Antioxidants, found naturally in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, help protect your body. They help stabilize free radicals, which are molecules that can cause damage to your cells that can lead to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Eat a variety of berries, grapes, eggs, nuts, tomatoes, and peppers, which all contain antioxidants, to help protect… Read more »