Vacation Homes: Healthy Alternatives and Adventures

29 January 2015

Blizzards be gone! At least in your dreams you can start thinking of summer vacation. Winter’s chill  inspires warm thoughts of sunny holidays ahead. Whether getaway goals involve beach views or mountain vistas interest in renting a home away from home, rather than a hotel room, is heating up for many travelers. Pluses include the extra […]

Hey Kids! Here’s to 2015 Healthy Families!

5 January 2015

Thank you registered dietitian colleague Elisa Zied for including me in this inspiring and delicious round up of nutrition advice for parents to help feed their kids better in 2015. This post can be found on Elisa’s blog The Scoop on Food for Parents.com ! 12 Tips for Eating Better in 2015 by registered dietitian  Elisa Zied. […]

How to Indulge without the Bulge

12 December 2014

Slim and Trim Tips for Keeping Your Holiday Sparkle ‘Tis the season for holiday office parties, festive dinners, cocktail gatherings and sweet temptations just about everywhere you look. Welcome to the dreaded holiday weight gain season. Or is it? For years, it was popular knowledge that folks gained between five and seven pounds during the […]

Happy Healthy Thanksgiving!

27 November 2014

Whether you’re doing the cooking at home, taking a dish to a gathering or making restaurant reservations for Thanksgiving dinner Atlanta area chefs offer some inventive ideas to add a deliciously healthy twist to menu traditions. While Thanksgiving is not a day for dieting, it’s certainly smart to up the flavor appeal of holiday favorites […]

Dietitians Dish on What’s New in Nutrition

5 November 2014

Did you know were supposed to be feeding the friendly bacteria that naturally live in your gut? That’s just one of the hot topics in nutrition research presented to registered dietitians gathered in Atlanta for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). “Increasing the intake of foods such […]

Rooting for Root Vegetables

3 November 2014

  Carrots may enjoy a starring role on restaurant menus year round, but other less commonly consumed root vegetables take center stage in the fall. The slightly sharp flavors of parsnips, rutabaga, beets and turnips are a great compliment to hearty braised meats featured on cold weather menus. “The parsnip has that dynamic light licorice […]

Healthier Halloween….with or without Candy Corn

27 October 2014

Scary Good Advice for a Healthier Halloween When I was a kid after a night of neighborhood trick or treating, I’d take off my witch’s hat, pirate girl wig or angel wings and dump the sweet loot on the living room floor to size up the cache collected on Halloween. Then I started categorizing. Chocolate […]