Like so many families right now, school is or has almost finished for the summer and we are in the process of transitioning to a more relaxed schedule. The change in schedule naturally changes the food dynamic in my family. We spend more time in the kitchen together and enjoy visiting local farmer’s markets where the girls like to pick out their own fresh foods. ...more
We quit sugar. Yes, that means no more delicious, creamy chocolate to devour during movie night, and no more ice cold Coke at the movies. But, it also means healthier, happier bodies for us, and a healthier start to life for our kids.
Whenever I think of warm chocolate mousse, freshly baked apple crisp, and pumpkin bread, I’m immediately reminded of my childhood in CT. My mother was a baker, and while she’s no longer here to share her incredible desserts, her memory lives on in my kitchen....more
I had no idea what I was doing when I started on my health journey. I went to the gym in street sneakers, used the lat pull down machine incorrectly, got dizzy because I didn’t eat enough before I got there and then went home feeling defeated. I followed fad diet after fad diet because that’s what everyone else was doing and losing a ton of weight! I pushed too hard during an exercise and hurt myself.Sound familiar?It’s happened to all of us....more
Every five minutes, someone suffers a stroke and is a major cause of disability. The main risk factors associated with stroke, responsible for 90% of cases are hypertension and smoking but several other factors contribute to this terrible condition....more
Usually for Christmas Eve, my mom makes a honey ham and we make some of our favorite sides to go with. In the past, we have madesticky rice, creamed corn, roasted sweet potatoes, scalloped potatoes and other of our favorite mom dishes. This year, we decided on roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash and scalloped potatoes. I have wanted to roast bru...more
The myriad of dieting gimmicks floating around in the mainstream media is one of today’s most annoying trends. Most popular dieting programs (i.e. Nutrisytem, Jenny Craig, The Atkins Diet, The Zone Diet) appeal to people’s vanity with claims that promise a substantial amount of weight loss in a given amount of time which leads to Americans spending an estimated $42 billion annually on weight loss foods, products, and services. Unfortunately, dieting for the purpose of good health is rarely, if ever, emphasized. This is primarily because “dieting” isn’t healthy. What’s healthy is a good diet. The term “dieting” describes the act of restricting calories (i.e. low/very low calorie dieting) or certain nutrients (i.e. no/low carb dieting) for the purpose of weight loss and is not to be confused with the term “diet” which simply refers to ...more
Halloween is a challenging time for people living with diabetes. If you have a sweet tooth, it may be hard to resist dipping into the candy jar. However, diabetics must be very careful of what they eat. Since Halloween is all about the sugar and sweets, you need to have a lot of will power to avoid the increase of sugar. The following list contains important information on diabetes.1. Ingesting too much sugar could produce serious health conditions and even death....more