What lights you up?

What lights you up?

Last week we spoke about the side effects of eating healthy (you know . . . more energy, weight loss, less pain).  Now those are the kind of side effect we want more of! But we want to come at this from another angle – how else can you create these beneficial...
What’s the Side Effect?

What’s the Side Effect?

Every year for Mother’s Day I tell my husband that I don’t care what we do but I don’t want to cook or clean up (we have a good arrangement that whoever cooks, the other cleans).  So Sunday night we decided to keep it simple. After going to see a...
Burger and Fries Anyone?

Burger and Fries Anyone?

We love having fun with upgrading traditional meals so here is an unusual take on a burger and fries. These were inspired by the upcoming holiday Cinco de Mayo (hence the lime, jicama and cilantro ingredients)! But truly these delicious recipes can be enjoyed any time...
Celery . . . the most underrated veggie

Celery . . . the most underrated veggie

If you asked a random person on the street if celery had any REAL nutritional value, the answer would probably be no. Most people assume that celery, which is made of about 95% water, is a good crunchy filler for weight loss diets and a simple low-cal vehicle for...
5 Cholesterol Myths . . . Busted

5 Cholesterol Myths . . . Busted

Sadly, we see way too many clients who have a fear of their “elevated” cholesterol levels when in fact, their numbers may be perfectly fine. Not to mention the fact that cholesterol is absolutely essential to good health (yes, you read that right). So we...
Jane vs Shoprite’s Chocolate Chip Muffin

Jane vs Shoprite’s Chocolate Chip Muffin

You may or may not know that I live in a blended family. My kids are now out of the house but I am helping to raise my two step sons, who are both in high school. When Marc first moved in with his two boys, they were in 4th and 6th grade. As you can imagine, there...
Eating strategies for bone health

Eating strategies for bone health

As middle age women, we are always on the hunt for how to preserve our bones as we age. Osteoporosis, which strikes about 1 in every 4 women, is called a “silent disease” because it progresses without symptoms until a fracture occurs. And though its true that it...
Chocolate Chip Ginger Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Chip Ginger Thumbprint Cookies

If the cookie monster could pick his favorite time of year, December would DEFINITELY be it. Yup – it’s a trifecta all right. If you’re not baking for Santa, you are likely either attending a holiday party or whipping up a batch or two of your own to...
Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas for 2016/2017

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas for 2016/2017

When December rolls around (always so much sooner than we anticipate), it can be challenging to think of creative gift ideas. We find many people are scrambling well into the month to find something special or different that doesn’t scream same-old same-old. So,...

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