A Brief Guide to a Stress Free Holiday Season

'Tis the holiday time and we're definitely proneto the highs and the lows and a craving for homeas the fires burn bright as the chimney's pump smokeas the year disappears and the new one brings hopegive attention to those who need more than they saythe best giftscome in bundles of lovelightand play.Hi, everybody. I hope you're well!...more

Healthy Holiday Eating Guide

With the approaching holiday season, if you're like me, you're already thinking ahead about the bounty of delicious food that will soon be available to you!While I'm looking forward to the holidays, time with family and all that good food, I still have to be careful not to sabotage my weight and everything I've accomplished this year....more

Anxiety-Free Thanksgiving Tips for Eating Disorder Recovery

In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to share a few of my tips for making your Thanksgiving as happy and healthy as possible:1. Make a thankful listThis tip shouldn’t be too big of a surprise, given that it’s Thanksgiving! Write down each and every single thing in your life that you’re thankful for. Keep it in your pocket and take a look at it whenever you start to feel overwhelmed throughout the day.2. Plan some healthy activity...more

A Healthy Hoppin' John Recipe

Around the world, people will be celebrating the New Year with their own special, symbolic foods, which they believe will bring them good luck in the New Year. Here are some of the foods enjoyed around the world in celebration of the New Year. Interestingly, these traditional New Year foods also happen to be healthy!...more

I love the idea of small courses, like tapas, it's so much more fun and a nice way to try to ...more

A Month of Side Dishes: Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon, Molasses and Pecan Granola Topping

This sweet potato recipe has a deep, rich flavor and the pecan toppings adds a welcome crunch.  You won't even miss the marshmallows....more

Healhty Holiday Baking

Did you know that baking during the Holidays can be healthy! You can make little substitutions within in your recipes that are unnoticeable! For instance, buy the natural apple sauce snack pack sizes and use them in place of any oil that is called for in a recipe. Or you can use egg beaters and substitute the eggs needed. If a recipe calls for 3 eggs, I use one egg and two egg whites. Increases the protein content of the goody, but also decreases its fat content. Also add in a little ground flax seed to your cookies and breads....more

Roundup of Easy Healthy Holiday Appetizers

The Holiday Season is a tough time to keep things in check when it comes to eating. There are so many tempting appetizers at holiday parties, many of which are loaded with butter, cream and cheese. It's easy to over indulge during the holiday season, with the thought of going on a diet in the new year....more

Healthy Holiday Tips

Well, the Holidays are almost upon us and if you are anything like me…you are thinking about some of those delicious holiday treats and holiday gatherings with family and friends.  Almost every event that you attend over the next several weeks will tempt your will power!! ...more

Heart Healthy Holiday Tips

HEART HEALTHY HOLIDAY TIPS The holiday season officially begins with Thanksgiving and ends after the New Year’s celebrations leftovers are gone.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or any other winter holiday, this can be the hardest time of the year to follow heart healthy habits! ...more

Let's Indulge this Thanksgiving!

Ah, Thanksgiving.  My favorite holiday of the year.  Every November I look forward to waking up to the smell of turkey roasting in the oven, the sound of my mom clanging around in the kitchen, and the sight of my dad thumbing through the newspaper while the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade plays on the TV. ...more