My Shopping List

I am often asked for diet and nutrition advice. I want to be clear that I am not a professional or nutritionist. But I do enjoy reading and researching what the best foods are for my family and getting creative in the kitchen. Below is a sample grocery list. I prefer to shop weekly because as … Continue reading

A ‘Special’ Chicken Salad Sandwich

Is it really a recipe if you are making a sandwich??? I love me a good sandwich, especially if someone else is making it. But I tend to get stuck in a rut of the same ‘ol-same ‘ol…turkey, cheese, tuna. BORING! Last night we had company and while Chinese take-out got their mouths watering, mine…not … Continue reading

Tricks & Treats: Making Healthy Snacking Fun

In the past three decades the obesity rate among adolescents in the U.S has tripled, resulting in 1 in three kids being overweight or clinically obese. As a Mom and as an American, I find this statistic very alarming. This means an increase in heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and blood pressure. What does this … Continue reading

Fats: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Fat-Free = Healthy…NOT!! Decoding all of the information provided on a nutrition label can seem to most like deciphering ancient Egyptian drawings. Impossible, right? This is why I have found it easier to feed my family “real food” whenever possible. You know, food found at its most natural state (without a label), fresh veggies, fresh fruit…But it … Continue reading