Program Your Teen to Eat Healthy

When it comes to preparing nutritional meals for children, teens are the hardest to cater to. With their increased independence they often skip family meals and opt for fast food over healthy home-made meals. It is more fun to eat out with friends. Junk food is fun...more

What's Your Favorite Comfort Food?

One cannot live on grilled veggies alone: This week, we want to know about your favorite comfort foods. Tell us which are your favorites on this week's opinion poll!...more
Mashed potatoes in winter.more

No Mom Regrets: Let Them Eat Cake (Donuts)

Last year my oldest child left for college, which happened about 24 hours after he was born. Or at least that’s how it felt to me. I can look back and think of a few things that I regret as his mom; nothing too serious, just a thing or two that I might change. I do, however, have a list of things that I refuse to regret even if some might consider me a bad mom. I plan on holding on to these same non-regrets (and maybe a few more) with my other two children....more
Now that's my kind of list! I agree on each one and in fact did each one (daughters now 28 and ...more

Super coupons my kids found in the Easter eggs - a mom's guilt and questions

One of my favorite holidays is over....more
Oh, Excitotoxins is terrible. I don't know if I can throw Happy meals once I buy though... But, ...more

Is Junk Food as Addictive as Heroin?

The researchers found that, for the rats being fed junk food, the pleasure centers in the brain became less responsive to the tasty high-fat food as time went by, requiring more and more junk food to stimulate the brain's pleasure centers. Consequently, the rats began to eat compulsively, taking in twice as many calories as the other group, and soon became obese. ...more
Great post, thanks! Sugar is definitely my downfall. And I've noticed similar addictive ...more

The Food Rant

I am annoyed, supremely annoyed.  Though I would love to present my voice in a more gentle, polite manner regarding this issue, I am afraid that I find it impossible to do so.I am tired of swimming upstream on the issue of healthy food vs. junk food!...more

Yoga....and I'll have fries with that...

So, the other day I did yoga and ate french fries on the same day.  I'm just wondering how much of this dance I'm gonna do before I realize that taking one step forward and two steps back is not attractive.  I don't usually eat french fries, but that doesn't stop me from indulging in bad choices from time to time, juxtaposed with my good choices.  ...more

Taking the emotion out of eating but not the enjoyment

Pretty much all of us have been there at some stage or another. Consoling ourselves over the break up of a relationship, a bad day at work, the kids playing up, the weather being grey and wet. Almost all and every excuse we can think of to have another slice of cake, eat the rest of that box of chocolates, or for those with a more savoury tooth devour those tortilla chips smothered in sour cream and cheese....more

Fascinating piece about foods as drugs in your brain