Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!            Happy early St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  This is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  I love the color green and am proudly 25% Irish.  And, who couldn’t forget the fact about the great food and green beer?            Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is an awesome day.  However, like all holidays,

By |2014-03-16T20:45:29+00:00March 16th, 2014|Categories: Nutrition, Recipes|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Be Wary of Fad Diets

This past month, U.S. News ranked the most popular diets from best to worst.  You can read them here: http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/best-overall-diets Fad diets and special diets are popular for their promises for weight loss and a healthier life.  This is pertinent especially in January when everyone has made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  However,

By |2014-01-27T20:44:21+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Go Lean with Protein

Go Lean With Protein            This post is my 6th in a series named “10 Simple Steps to Make Healthy Habits More Delicious”.  These posts are inspired by SCAN: The Sport, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Group.            Protein choices come in many forms.  They include meat, poultry, seafood, beans/ peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds. 

By |2013-11-25T21:32:55+00:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables

This post is the 3rd in a series of 10 called "10 Simple Steps to Make Good Habits More Delicious" courtesy of the Sport, Cardiovascular, and Wellness nutrition group.Hopefully, by now, you have seen USDA's MyPlate.  This replaced the Food Guide Pyramid in 2010.  This plate is a great visual on meal planning and eating

By |2013-10-28T17:34:35+00:00October 28th, 2013|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Switch Out The Saturated Fat

This post is the second in a series of 10 called "10 Simple Steps to Make Good Habits More Delicious"The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that we limit our intake of saturated fats.  These fats come from animal products such as milk, meat, and butter.  A diet high in saturated fats has been linked

By |2013-10-22T00:57:26+00:00October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Simple Steps To Make Good Habits More Delicious

Recently, I ordered a promotional handout from one of my Dietetic Practice Groups SCAN (Sport, Cardiovascular, & Wellness, Nutrition).  This pamphlet has a lot of great information and recipes with 10 realistic and sustainable changes you can make to drop weight, improve performance, or just be healthier.  For the next 10 posts, I will outline these steps

By |2013-10-07T22:03:46+00:00October 7th, 2013|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Get Lean with Protein

Protein is essential to your health.  Protein is used in your body to build & repair muscles.  Protein is also essential to create enzymes that carry out your bodies processes.  So, what kinds of foods provide you with protein?  and, how much is enough. For the most part, animal products contain the most usable and largest

By |2013-09-10T22:51:25+00:00September 10th, 2013|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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