I’m not into detox diets or diets in general. These teasing tactics only put off the inevitable return to poor eating habits. Instead of jumping on the current diet fad incorporate these 10 habits over the next 10 weeks for a healthier 2013.
#1. Switch to tea a few times a week. While coffee [...]
Growing up in the Carolinas, I always knew what would be on the dinner table come New Year’s Day. Without fail, my Grandma would make collard greens, Hoppin’ John (field peas and rice), cornbread, and meat (usually ham). With a handful of other superstitions, this traditional Southern meal was eaten for luck [...]
Confession: I love sweet potatoes.
As a child, I remember visiting sweet potato fields in South Carolina with my grandmother. My cousins and I would run through the fields getting our shoes and clothes covered in the grayish, brown dirt from the farm. I’m sure this was not appropriate—but it was [...]
Ironically this most food centric holiday falls during National Diabetes Month every November.
A heaping helping of fried turkey, dressing and gravy, ham, macaroni and cheese, greens and a table of pies and cakes that spans the dining room wall. This is Thanksgiving in the South. It’s a table of delight [...]
It’s National Diabetes Month and fall is in full swing! Now is the perfect time to enjoy and celebrate the fall harvest. Some fall foods steal the show. At only 100 calories per serving, sweet potatoes are one of the highest sources of beta carotene and are a good source of vitamin [...]
This post originally appeared in FoodCalc’s Nutrition Insight Blog on October 5, 2012.
If you’re mourning the end of summer and the bounty of fresh produce that went with it, keep reading. Fall boasts a bevy of produce all its own. This season’s harvest is a bona fide natural [...]
Eating right doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, some of the healthiest foods are inexpensive. Try these tips to keep your heart healthy, your waist trim and your wallet fat.
Choose produce that’s in season. Fall is on the horizon. That means fresh berries are out and pears and apples [...]
Taste This: Banana Almond Green Smoothie
If you like bananas and almonds you will love this cool, creamy green smoothie.
As you’ll see in the recipe, this smoothie gets its green color from a heaping helping of raw kale. Kale is a hearty, leafy green chock full of fiber, calcium, magnesium and more [...]
Summer of Healthy Eating Week 10: Stay on Track
Summer is winding down. How are you coping? I don’t know about you but my life is about to get a lot busier. It’s in times like this that healthy routines fall by the wayside. So, here are my tips for achieving and [...]