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2 Recipes for a Healthy Easter Dinner

Easter is near, and that means a rich roasted turkey dinner or a honey-glazed ham (or both) and all the high-fat fixings. Is it possible to have a delicious Easter dinner that’s also healthy? Absolutely! The key is to find recipes that incorporate healthy ingredients and use light preparations. Give my Easter recipes a try […]


How to Combat Your Food Cravings

Ever wonder why sometimes you just crave certain foods? Why is it that sometimes NOTHING will satiate your hunger except nachos? Or curly fries? Or a cupcake? What is it that allows those foods to wiggle into our minds, monopolize our thoughts and hijack our taste buds? Cravings can be broken down into three main […]


How Do You Avoid Junk Food and Sugary Drinks?

Junk food is the bane of our existence. It’s everywhere: fast-food drive thrus, sit-down restaurants, candy machines and supermarket aisles. This is an almost-impossible “food group” to escape. But if you wish to live a healthy lifestyle, it must be done. There are many perils associated with too much junk food consumption, but there are […]

Free-range animal proteins are often leaner and have a greater amount of nutrients than confined or caged meats.

Free-range animal proteins are often leaner and have a greater amount of nutrients than confined or caged meats.

How to Buy High-Quality Meats on a Budget (and Why It’s Good for Your Health)

I love to eat high-quality meat. Free-range and grass-fed animals yield leaner cuts of meat that are higher in omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, as well as vitamins B and E. A study by Clemson University in South Carolina found that grass-fed beef is far healthier than cattle that is raised on grain. Other research shows […]


The 4 Worst Sauces and Condiments for Dieters

Sauces and condiments can sabotage your diet if you are not careful. The four following foods are the most insidious for dieters. These foods are high in fat and calories. Three of them have little or no nutritional value at all. Mayonnaise This oil, vinegar and egg yolk mixture is a fluffy mass of fat […]

4 Diet Benefits of Cooking with Friends

Cooking with friends may seem like a recipe for disaster. They sometimes bring recipes that are loaded with high amounts of butter, salt and sugar. However, if you (and your friends) are on a diet, you can cook together and actually make progress toward your goals. Cooking with friends will not only allow you to […]