Salt, also known as sodium, tends to get a bad rap in the nutrition world. Your body actually needs salt. The problem is that most people get much more than they need. When this happens, it is time to halt the salt! Too much sodium puts you at risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease,… Continue reading Halt the Salt // Greek Pasta Salad
In Full Bloom // Marinated Vegetable Salad
June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. We all know that fruits and vegetables are a healthy part of a balanced diet. With growing season in full bloom, now is a great time to commit to eating fruits and veggies. The American Heart Association shares tips for using and shopping for seasonal produce: Fresh foods… Continue reading In Full Bloom // Marinated Vegetable Salad
Freshen Up // Strawberry Avocado Salad and More!
This time of year there are so many delicious foods around. It tends to be a time of year where we let things slide a little, as we enjoy the indulgences of the season. After a few indulgences, I feel the itch to get back to fresh, healthy foods. It doesn't get more fresh than… Continue reading Freshen Up // Strawberry Avocado Salad and More!
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads. Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items. Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
My Challenge to You // Homemade Taco Seasoning
Happy New Year! This time of year often causes us to reflect on goals we would like to set for the upcoming year. One goal I would like to challenge you to in 2015 is to eat less heavily processed foods. Processed foods can generally be referred to as foods that are packaged in boxes, cans,… Continue reading My Challenge to You // Homemade Taco Seasoning
Recipe Demonstration // BBQ Chicken Pizza
Who says pizza can't be healthy? When you make pizza at home, you choose your own toppings to create a nutritious meal. Today I made a BBQ Chicken Pizza with homemade BBQ sauce and homemade pizza crust. When you make BBQ sauce at home, you avoid the preservatives and additives that the store-bought option may contain. Start by… Continue reading Recipe Demonstration // BBQ Chicken Pizza