food and nutrition
The natural sweetness of the red bell pepper makes it one of my favorite vegetables. I recently needed some for a cooking demo. The price wasn’t one I would normally pay—I prefer to buy when they’re $1 or less each. Love them, just not that much. Continue reading
How often have you taken a bite of food expecting it to be good but it wasn’t? What did you do? Did you eat it anyway? Perhaps. I have. Yes, I’ve been there, done that.
What is it about taking a bite, not loving it, yet eating it regardless? Why do it?
Do me a favor.
Stop it. Continue reading
Not having a plan is a challenge in achieving and maintaining health goals. Often doing the right thing at breakfast and lunch isn’t hard but when dinner rolls around, whether single, coupled up or having a family the What’s for dinner question can take the best day and turn it upside down. Continue reading
Can you believe it’s July? It’s also National Blueberry Month. As a confessed and proud blueberry addict, I’m here to show you a couple of ways to celebrate. If you follow me you know I write about these little blue gems every year. (Blueberries – the blue jewel and Confessions of a blueberry addict—where I bought 34 pints for $40)
They’re in season now so don’t miss the chance to get them at a great price. I’ve been buying amazing blueberries for several years from Aldi. At the time of this writing, $1.19 per pint. Wow. (That’s up from the price they were a few weeks ago, 99 cents!) Continue reading
With so many choices and thousands of new products every year, walking into a grocery store is challenging. It’s difficult knowing how to shop smart. In this interview with one of my dietetic interns, Carolyn Moore*, we busted a few myths and talked common grocery store mistakes people make.
Here is the video transcribed. Continue reading
Grocery shopping has its challenges—especially when faced with product marketing intended to help, but does it really?
I created a video after seeing a package of cereal that looked so healthy because it was free from 101 artificial preservatives & ingredients. Thrilled at first, I looked further and then saw the Nutrition Fact panel and ingredient list. Not so thrilled. Continue reading
It’s time to update a post from a few years ago about my homemade trail mix. I’ve been making this for years and if you’re a client (or friend or family member) or if you have attended a talk I’ve given, you likely received a bag (or three) of Neily’s Rockin’ Health Trail Mix. I came up with the idea at the request of a client looking for a healthier afternoon snack, something other than plain nuts.
I love to eat. I love good food. And I like to eat a lot of it. But that’s a problem because I can’t. Not if I want to maintain a healthy weight. Many years ago I learned to volumize food. It’s a concept more common and popularized thanks to the terrific work of Barbara Rolls, PhD, her research and many subsequent books on Volumetrics, her first written in 2000. The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet: Smart, Simple, Science-Based Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off is more recent. It’s not a new concept to lose weight. Volumetrics is based on the idea that people tend to eat about the same quantity of food per day, regardless of calories. Continue reading
Disclosure: Field to Meal offered me the opportunity to sample their food. I was not compensated or asked to write this post or create the videos. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Imagine having all recipe ingredients delivered to your door in the proportions you need. All you do is follow a recipe and in 30 minutes have a meal for yourself or your family. No shopping. No waste. Plus you’re helping local farmers. Sound like a distant dream? It’s not. Continue reading
I love Mondays! Really I do—especially because I work for myself. My boss is the best!
One of the reasons for my love of Mondays is Meatless Mondays! After enjoying a beautifully cooked steak and piece of salmon Sunday during my friend Walker’s Super Bowl party, it was time to lay low on the animal protein. (Love that about being a flexitarian—I don’t deny myself red meat, it’s my occasional treat.)
I volunteered to bring soup to Walker’s party—perfect time of year for that. AND this week there is a special day for homemade soup. Join me in celebrating National Homemade Soup Day today won’t you? Continue reading