I try to make a hot breakfast a few times a week for my family, especially during the cooler months. It makes me feel good to know their tummies are filled with something warm and nutritious before they go about their busy days. I always think I won't have time and then I remember this quick, easy power packed scramble. There's nothing to it. ... Read More »

Is A Glass of Wine with Dinner Making My Belly Fat?!

If you frequently have a glass of wine with dinner, or a few beers after work, you may wonder about the effects of alcohol on your weight loss. Every food or beverage you consume has an effect on your weight loss speed. Alcohol is no exception. Alcohol can lead to overeating and the calories in alcoholic beverages are generally consumed in ... Read More »


One of my family's favorite ways to spend an afternoon is to travel to a nearby orchard to pick the fresh fruits. We have a great time selecting and gathering our own locally grown berries in the Summer and right now, it's apple season! Apples are a great source of fiber to keep you filling full and the skins have a notable amount ... Read More »

The Ugly Truth About Trans Fats

I always hear the media covering news about trans fats and I want to be sure my readers are made aware of this critical health information. Back in 2006, the US Government ruled that any product containing trans fat must be labeled as such. Since then, foods and restaurants have been scrambling to remove trans fats from their products. But what ... Read More »


Even if it's not quite Fall, the kids are back in school and everyone is starting to have pumpkin everything, everywhere! My family is no exception. We are ready to settle in and looking forward to the 'hoodie weather.' Nothing warms you up and soothes the soul like an aromatic pot of this Butternut Squash Soup! It's super healthy and screams ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Fries

If the thought of giving up french fries forever is more than you want to commit to, I have some good news for you. You don't have to give up any foods at all, just re-think the unhealthy foods and replace them with their healthy counterpart. These sweet potato fries are a perfect example and once you try them, you will wonder why you ever ... Read More »

Quick Turkey Meatballs

Today I am setting aside 30 minutes to make some healthy meals on the go. Nothing derails your healthy eating goals like being unprepared. Trust me, when life gets busy, as it always does (life of a mom, wife, and business woman), I will grab quick snacks such as raw unsalted nuts, fresh fruit or veggies. But there are times when I really want to ... Read More »

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

With my girls going back to school, I feel I had better be ready when life gets super busy and the munchies come a calling.  I decided to  do a little prep ahead  today to be ready for school lunches, unplanned hectic days and when I just want something yummy like a muffin. So today I am making moist Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins.  These have the ... Read More »


When we think about healthy foods, usually pancakes are not the first thing that comes to mind. White flour and sugary syrup are both inflammatory foods that I avoid. I've said it many times and it's worth repeating: This is not about depriving yourself but instead, about creating new healthier habits. So, toss out everything your Grandparent's ... Read More »


It's easy to see why chia seeds are so popular. The protein packed wonders can be sprinkled on almost anything and just wait until you taste what they do in a pudding! These little seeds are bursting with so many health benefits. They help you lose weight, balance blood sugar, add healthy omega 3’s, and have age defying antioxidants.  You can ... Read More »