Too hot to turn on the oven? You can still enjoy all the colorful fruits and vegetables available this season! Summer is my favorite time of year to fire up the grill and take dinner outdoors. I don't eat meat, so I load up my barbecue with seasonal veggies like corn and bell peppers instead. They taste amazing with fresh greens and vinaigrette! Looking for more warm-weather cooking ideas?
Are you eliminating snacks and filling up on "calorie-free" foods to be healthier? As a dietitian, I'm always busting popular diet myths to help my clients reach their goals. Fad diets may be popular in the media. But if you're trying to lose weight, you can't beat loading up on fiber-rich fruits and vegetables. Want more foolproof tips for slimming down this spring? In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are a few of my favorites!
Running is a fantastic exercise for boosting cardiovascular strength, but it's not the only way to keep your heart healthy. I'm not a big runner myself, but years ago, I had the opportunity to train with my friends over at Runner's World. Here, I learned that the food we eat is just as important as physical activity. Luckily, some of my favorite recipes (like this Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie) make the heart-healthy list! Wondering which foods you can add to your plate to protect your
I'm a night owl, and I usually get a second wind late at night. How does being an early riser versus a night owl affect your weight? While night owls like me do tend to eat more calories, sugar, and fat in the evenings, late risers aren't automatically destined for weight-loss failure. You can make a few easy changes to make your night owl status work for you. Wondering how I stay healthy late into the evenings?
Summer's almost over, but we can still enjoy the last days of grilling. What is YOUR fave food to grill? I grew up in Florida, so I also grew up grilling. And I've taken that grilling with me to the northeast—on warm summer days, I love pairing grilled tofu and polenta with yummy grilled veggies, as well as grilled peaches for dessert (drizzled with reduced balsamic vinegar, of course!).