A Spring Dessert That Won’t Sabotage Your Diet!

I think we might be skipping spring and heading right into summer this week in Virginia. This kind of weather makes me think of cook-outs, time outdoors and of course the dreaded swim suit! I recently came across a recipe in a magazine that looked healthy and fancy enough to serve to guests. I liked […]


Finding Balance

I was listening to an interview with Kris Carr who is a plant-based author and filmmaker the other day and found myself very inspired by her words. The interviewer asked her,  What is the most important thing to healing and well-being?”  He gave her many choices like diet, exercise, meditation, lifestyle, and sleep. Her answer was so […]


The Sticky Truth

Most of us know that in order to maintain a healthy diet we need to limit sugar. However, it is important to differentiate between natural and added sugar. Sugar that occurs naturally in a whole food such as fruit has fiber attached to it. As a result, the absorption of this sugar is much slower […]

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Food of the Month: Pistachios

What Are They? The Pistachio is a member of the cashew family. It’s a tree nut that originated in Central Asia and the Middle East, and is now largely produced in California and Mexico by over a dozen first, second, and third generation families. Pistachios provide health and wellness benefits that can be incorporated into meals […]


Healthy Eating on the Go Series: Jason’s Deli

It can be very hard to find chain restaurants that have healthy options. Jason’s Deli may be one that you have overlooked thinking they serve the typical deli fare that is meat heavy and vegetable lite. However, you can easily find healthy options at Jason’s Deli if you ask them to modify your order. Here […]

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Oil-The Ultimate Processed Food

We are all aware of the dangers of eating processed foods but what we may not be aware of is that oils are the best example of a highly processed food. If you have never explored just how many steps it takes to go from the whole food to the oil then I suggest watching […]

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Food of the Month:Radishes

Now I know what you are thinking! Radishes, not my thing! I, however, would like you to reconsider and take a look at radishes from a new angle. They come in all kinds of varieties black, white, French, red purple, daikon, green and watermelon. They can be sweet or spicy depending on the variety and […]

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Smart Snacking: Popcorn

I have suspected for years that the convenient microwave popcorn bag I was eating and feeding to my children was probably not the healthiest choice. However, I recently came across some information regarding just how bad microwave popcorn is for your health. In a study out of the New England Journal of Medicine, they found […]

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Flavenoids are a group of phytonutrients (plant chemicals) that are responsible for the vibrant colors found in fruits and vegetables. They are powerful anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories and boost the immune system. There are 6,00 different flavenoids but the most well-known include quercetin, kaempferol, catechins and anthocyanidins. Benefits of flavonoids include: 1) Anti-oxidant-Flavenoids may help transport Vitamin-C […]


Healthy Eating on the Go Series: Cheesecake Factory

What, you may say! Cheesecake Factory? That place is notorious for calorie laden dishes that are anything but good for you. While that is true in some cases, Cheesecake Factory does offer some choices that are health promoting and delicious so check out this blog from a few years ago and put Cheesecake Factory back […]