Cherries and almonds are both amazing foods, chock full of nutrients and benefits. So why not put these super foods together in a cookie recipe? Together cherries and almonds have a wealth of benefits: Good for the brain Good for blood pressure and cholesterol Good during pregnancy Prevent cancer Help fight heart disease Good for skin Boost energy Full of vitamins Helps with diabetes Helps with constipation Helps with weight loss Helps with sleep Helps with joint ... Continue Reading
Pregnancy cravings? Opt for a healthy weight gain with these nutritious snacks.
Pregnant, again. It really amazes me what women go through to have children. It is very easy to forget about all the negative things in pregnancy once you hold your baby for the first time. This was the case for me, at least.This being my second pregnancy, I am yet again reminded how long 9 months really lasts. I have dealt with morning sickness, fatigue, round ligament pain, ovarian cysts, and more recently heartburn, constipation, and sleepless nights. I've also noticed that my baby bump ... Continue Reading
Here are some tips and recipes for throwing football-friendly parties so tasty your guests won’t even miss the Doritos.
There’s a bit of irony in the fact that the New Year, with all its itinerant resolutions around diet, strikes at exactly the same time as the peak of football season. Somehow junk food has become part and parcel to watching sports, with the Super Bowl being ultimate in overindulgence. Trying to stick to a weight loss plan while staring down a platter of nachos isn’t exactly ideal. The truth is, though, you can have your game day celebrations while staying true to the best of your ... Continue Reading
Find tips for healthy snacks and snacking habits after school this fall.
I love to snack, just like my kids! It's only human to want some nourishment between meals. When looking for snacks this fall, remember that after school is the perfect time to recharge and keep your kids (and you) motoring along, nourished and ready for after school studying and activities. Here are some of my favorite tips to keep in mind when in between meal noshing: Go for healthy. Try granola-topped yogurt, celery or carrots, whole-grain toast or whole grain crackers, apples or oranges. ... Continue Reading
Make healthy homemade granola for a great family breakfast or snack time treat!
Cereal is a quick and easy breakfast, but it isn’t always healthy. If you check the ingredients, you might be alarmed at how much sugar, and how little fiber, you are feeding your kids. Allegedly healthy cereal like granola is loaded with sugar and fat, so I started making my own when my oldest daughter was born. Mixing up a batch of granola takes very little time, but the baking takes awhile. Since we were around the house a lot of the time, I figured I could create our own healthy ... Continue Reading