Every now and then a girl just wants a good piece of pasta and this easy lasagna dish does the trick. We used eggplant in place of meat and curled it to help with portion control. Traditional lasagna always has me going back for seconds but this method kept me satisfied without the additional calories […]
In the videos below, Dean Ornish helps us understand the body’s ability to heal itself and how leading a healthy lifestyle can lead to more happiness in our lives. Dean Ornish says your genes are not your fate, filmed March 2008 length: 3 minutes In this presentation, Dean talks about how our lifestyles impact us […]
Today is World Food Day and it reminds me that not everyone eats enough, let alone has access to, nutritious food. In the most recent statistics reported by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 925 million people in the world are hungry. In the United States, approximately 37 million Americans, including 14 million children, […]
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that the consumption of whole grains, by adults in the United States, is far below the recommended level. The study focused on two age groups, ages 19-50 and 51+. In both age groups, the individuals that consumed whole grains had a lower […]
Here’s a filling breakfast smoothie using chia seeds to add an Omega-3 boost to your diet. Omega-3s are considered part of a heart healthy diet. For more information on this take a look at my previous post, Chia seed, an amazing source of Omega-3. Approximate prep time: 5 minutes Total cook time: 5 minutes 1 […]
I first heard of the chia seed from my boyfriend. He was reading the book Born to Run and told me about the Tarahumara, a tribe in Mexico’s Copper Canyon. According to the book, a staple of the Tarahumara diet is the chia seed. The chia seed is partially credited with giving the Tarahumara the […]
Looking for something different for tonight’s dinner? As you read in my previous article, eat more fruit and vegetables, we need more of these foods in our diet. Last night we tried this recipe for baked acorn squash stuffed with apple and it was delicious! Acorn squash is good source of fiber and is rich […]
How much fruit and vegetables do you eat daily? Chances are, not enough. Most adults in the U.S. are falling short of the recommended daily servings of fruit (2-3 servings per day) and vegetables (3-4 servings per day). According to the 2010 Healthy People report, “In 2009, an estimated 32.5% of adults consumed fruit two or […]
Vitamin D, more doctors are prescribing it and more Americans are taking it. Studies are indicating that as much as 57% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. Why is this and how does it impact our health? Given all of the possible long term health benefits, including playing a role in preventing some of the world’s most prolific diseases, this is a subject worth paying attention to.
I go back and forth between the composition book/pen and online journal methods. Since, I have been journaling for awhile, I am always looking for a good online program that is easy to use, allows for the entry of custom foods, tracks intake versus goals, and delivers summary information that is clear and easy to understand. Following is my review of three programs (one for the iPhone/iTouch). It is important to note that I was not asked to review these programs or offered any incentives.