Posts in the ‘Plants and Greens’ Category

Healthy Green Juice? Not So Fast!

Carrying around a green drink can make us (ok, me) feel virtuous and healthy:)  But bottles of green juice and smoothies instead of diet soda isn’t all good news. Most of them contains lots of added sugars and not as much of those healthy ingredients as you would think. A new smoothie at Robeks called,

Top Secret Healthy Chili Recipe

  When my oldest daughter was 4 she was an easy and great eater.  Her favorite food was SPINACH.  Jessica Seinfeld (Jerry’s wife) wrote a cookbook that was very popular at that time called, “Deceptively Delicious” about how to sneak vegetables into your kid’s food.  I thought, how dumb, just give your kids vegetables and

Annual Apple Taste Test

  Most nights, I announce that we are having fruit for dessert and I’m met with groans and whines.  This time of year, I announce our Annual Apple Taste Test and I actually hear cheers.  It is kind of like a wine tasting. Apples are highly nutritious with numerous health benefits and so easy to

Beginner’s Guide to Quinoa

From the backseat, my 5-year-old asked me, “Mommy, do we speak quinoa?”  After bursting out laughing, I realized two things.  First, I may be taking this healthy food thing too far if my daughter thinks quinoa is not only dinner but also a language.  Second, you may have heard of this so-called superfood and even

Getting to YES, 6 Things to Do!

On her way out the door, a friend who wants to lose weight asked me, “Do you eat bread? Carbs are bad right? What about pasta?”  As a health coach I get questions like that alot.   I suggested she focus on including more nutritious foods IN her diet, not on what is bad.  Put

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