Recipes & Nutrition

What do Hormones have to do with Eating?Body & Mind

What do Hormones have to do with Eating?

Hormones sometimes get a bad rap. When things in our body aren’t working just right we have a tendency to
Fiber for FitnessRecipes & Nutrition

Fiber for Fitness

Many of us know the struggle of getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. Everywhere you turn there is advice
Healthy Eating Tips to Trim Your Waistline and Your WalletRecipes & Nutrition

Healthy Eating Tips to Trim Your Waistline and Your Wallet

Food costs take a big chunk of the family budget each month, and while most of us would love to
Eating In, It’s “What’s for Dinner”Recipes & Nutrition

Eating In, It’s “What’s for Dinner”

As Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz famously said, “There’s no place like home,” this is especially true when it
Salad SabotagesRecipes & Nutrition

Salad Sabotages

When people think about eating healthy many think of salads. Salads can be an excellent way to do just that,
Examining OvereatingRecipes & Nutrition

Examining Overeating

Contrary to what some may believe, the majority of people that are overweight or obese are not binge eating a
Tune Up Your DietRecipes & Nutrition

Tune Up Your Diet

Giving your diet a tune up can have some extraordinary benefits with just a little effort. Instead of trying to follow
Kick the Can! 5 Ways to Get Your Soup OnRecipes & Nutrition

Kick the Can! 5 Ways to Get Your Soup On

Even for us warm-blooded creatures, winter invites a certain hibernation. ‘Tis the season to stay in and snuggle up, to
Waistlines and GuidelinesRecipes & Nutrition

Waistlines and Guidelines

Yep, it’s a blank slate New Year, which means (drum roll)…yet another set of newly released dietary guidelines. Actually, these
Cinnamon and Type 2 DiabetesRecipes & Nutrition

Cinnamon and Type 2 Diabetes

For centuries cinnamon has been used as a spice and as a medicine, especially in the Chinese culture. Today, there
To Snack or Not to Snack?Recipes & Nutrition

To Snack or Not to Snack?

Many opinions exist whether snacks should be incorporated into a daily meal plan. Although there are no set rules, for
Make Half of Your Grains Whole!Recipes & Nutrition

Make Half of Your Grains Whole!

Today’s average American diet is loaded with refined grains and carbohydrates, such as white flour and white rice. White bread,
Nutrition is Important Even for TeensFamily

Nutrition is Important Even for Teens

According to the CDC, the obesity rate of teens has tripled in the last 30 years. In 1980, 5% of
Be Sugar SmartRecipes & Nutrition

Be Sugar Smart

Sugar goes by many names, which makes it difficult to find on ingredient lists. However, this sneaky added sugar is
Empty Calories Add Up!Recipes & Nutrition

Empty Calories Add Up!

The typical American diet is full of processed foods that contain high amounts of sugar, fat and salt. This diet
A Spoonful: The Not-So-Sweet News on SugarRecipes & Nutrition

A Spoonful: The Not-So-Sweet News on Sugar

Americans eat about 100 pounds of sugar a year, each of us! Holy Sweet Tooth!! Today let’s chase that big
SugarRecipes & Nutrition

Sugar

Americans eat more sugar now than any time in history. Our society commonly accepts sugar as a staple even in
How to Stay Away from Fad DietsRecipes & Nutrition

How to Stay Away from Fad Diets

We’ve all heard it before, but it’s the truth – if a diet or weight loss product sounds too good
When It Comes to Buying Organic Your Guide to: the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15Recipes & Nutrition

When It Comes to Buying Organic Your Guide to: the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15

Should I buy organic for my family and myself?  Yes! Five (5) servings of fruits and veggies per day (as
Shake, shake, shake, Your Booty… Not the Salt Shaker!Recipes & Nutrition

Shake, shake, shake, Your Booty… Not the Salt Shaker!

Most Americans consume way too much salt. Salt, or more specifically sodium (which is 40% of salt), is necessary for
Cappuccino or MacchiatoRecipes & Nutrition

Cappuccino or Macchiato

Today when you want a cup of coffee, it isn’t always simple. There are options that run the gamut, many
Are Restaurant Salads Really Healthy?Recipes & Nutrition

Are Restaurant Salads Really Healthy?

Ordering a salad at a restaurant seems like a good way to “eat healthy.” Here’s the deal: restaurants aren’t in
The Small StuffRecipes & Nutrition

The Small Stuff

Some of you jazz fans out there probably know the Charleston-based quartet called “Gradual Lean.” If you don’t, you should.
Part 2: Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!Recipes & Nutrition

Part 2: Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!

In our previous post, Roper St. Francis Dietician Amy Mendez offered some sane reasoning to counter some of the all-or-nothing