Get Smart n' Get Snackin'…

Are You a Smart Snacker?  Here are a few of my tips to help you navigate through the snack drawer.  Be aware of those processed, store-bought ‘treats’ and opt for your own homemade, nutritious snack packed with vitamins and nutrients to keep you happy and healthy all day long. Traveling for the New Year? Pack … Continued

Product Review: Enjoy Life Foods

A big thank you to my friends over at Enjoy Life Foods, who sent me a wonderful package of their delicious granolas! Enjoy Life Foods has a vast array of yummy products, all of which are free of the eight most common allergens: No Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Egg, Soy, Fish or Shellfish.  Moreover, … Continued

Simply Satisfying Swaps

Here are a few tricks of the trade from my healthy kitchen to yours…read on for some great alternatives to your pantry staples.   Swap your traditional mayo for plain Greek yogurt.  My favorite brands are Chobiani, Fage and Siggi’s.  These yogurts are a perfect substitution to mix into your typical tuna salad or spread onto your sandwich.  Moreover, Greek yogurt is … Continued

Tips for Including Flax Seed into your Day

Flax seeds contain fiber, lignans and essential fatty acids that can improve your health as well as prevent diseases such as certain cancers.  You can buy the flax seeds whole and grind in a coffee grinder everyday.  Read on for simple ways to add these nutritious seeds to your foods such as soups, baked good and salads. … Continued

On-the-Go Snacks

We all know the feeling…it’s 3pm…your blood sugar is catapulting…you’re getting light headed…you need Something-but steer clear of the vending machine and try some of these great Go-To Snacks when you need a little pick me up … Cottage cheese and an apple sprinkled with cinnamon Butternut Squash Fries (see my recipe) Sweet Potato with … Continued