I came home hungry today with no patience for a complicated lunch preparation. The wrap I made was so easy, and this was the best lunch I have had in weeks! I had leftover roasted veggies – always a good idea – and the homemade hummus was leftover from the weekend. The wraps I found[…]
One of the biggest problems with eating healthy is lack of planning. I’m not talking about the kind of planning some people do: make a list for a week of meals, go to the store and buy the ingredients, cook all afternoon on Sunday to prepare for the week, freeze some . . . .[…]
An article about whole grains published recently by the Harvard School of Public Health offers a helpful, easy guideline for choosing healthy whole grain products. The simple indicator: For every 10 grams of carbohydrate, there should be at least 1 gram of fiber. For example, a product that contains 23 grams of carbohydrate per serving should have[…]
I presented this topic in my groups this week, and several participants requested the link to the article I referenced (“10 Healing Herbs and Spices” from Reader’s Digest). There are probably no miracles here, but many helpful tips for supplementing healthy eating naturally.
This is the time of year I buy nuts in the shell, mainly because I like the look of them in a bowl during the holidays. Good reason, right? Maybe not, but there is actually a healthy benefit to buying them this way. Simply put, it makes it less likely to polish off massive quantities[…]
All kinds of squashes are appearing in the grocery stores now – yes it is really fall already. In the interests of not serving another side dish of green beans, broccoli, or cauliflower, I picked up a spaghetti squash (the one with the “thready” interior, like spaghetti). I cut it in half, removed the seeds,[…]
Shetland’s Finest Scottish salmon is farmed, so I was skeptical when I recently saw this fish at a couple of local grocery stores, claiming to be environmentally sustainable, free of pesticides and colorants, and farmed in more humane conditions far from the coastline in heavy currents. I read the literature and did a little searching[…]
Here is something I found today. Wholly Guacamole is all natural and very tasty. It comes in two plastic pouches that really hold quite a bit. This is nice because you can freeze one and keep one in the refrigerator. I put the opened package in a plastic zip lock bag and it did not[…]
I now feel up to date with the latest crazy food news. A client told me that the new state fair food have been announced. (Drum roll, please . . . ) You will now be able to get deep fried butter! Visit the Machine Shed Booth and try it, or have it on a combo[…]
I have made salad dressing from scratch many times, but only recently have I found the secret to really good balsamic vinaigrette. The secret ingredient? Really good balsamic vinegar! Seems like a no-brainer, now that I think about it.