As I sit here in my kitchen in Colorado looking out at the quiet snow, I am reminded how the practice of slowing down, being present and most importantly being grateful has brought me such peace.Read More
If getting healthy is on your docket, you’ve picked a perfect time. In 2019, it’s as easy to get a hearty salad as it is a Big Mac, salads have replaced subs and turmeric tonic is the new soda. Fast-casual restaurants are almost as prevalent as fluorescent red-and-yellow fast-food joints. Although these cleaner options cost more than their processed counterparts, it’s no longer hard to eat healthy in a hurry.
Ten years ago, who had even heard of a grain bowl? Now there are restaurants built around them. Among the multitude of options, Sweetgreen, Chop’t, Cava and Beefsteak stand out as a huge step up from greasy fast-food joints. But is everything on their menus healthy? As the co-founder of a D.C.-based nutrition education company, co-author of “The Super Food Cards” and someone who likes to eat well, I was curious. I dug into their offerings, asked the companies some questions and spoke to other nutrition experts to get a comprehensive answer. Here’s what I found.Read More
Holidays and moderation, do we ever hear these words spoken in tandem? For parents who are trying to feed children healthfully and teach long-lasting healthy eating habits, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah can certainly make for a taxing few months. Teaching moderation is challenging enough without an oversize bag of Halloween candy, leftover pie and plates of Christmas cookies beckoning our children to snack all day. Let’s be honest, they beckon us adults, too.Read More
In recent years, any tool that rendered people more efficient in the kitchen and more effective reaching their health goals seemed to sell. The slow cooker launched the trend, the rice cooker had its day before the pressure cooker held court, and even the spiralizer had five minutes of fame until grocery stores started selling already-spiralized noodles.Read More