Healthy Eating on a Budget – 10 Tips You Can Put into Action Today!

Healthy Eating on a Budget So many people tell me they think eating healthy is a lot of work, is too expensive and so on.  Teaching people about easy, healthy eating on a budget has become a mission for me!  To that end, I have a gift for you today…but first… For one thing, if you think eating healthy is expensive, just try managing a budget if you get really sick.  It just makes sense to me that we all … Continue reading

What Are Complex Carbs and Why Do We Need Them?

What Are Complex Carbs and Why Do We Need Them? Have you heard someone mention “complex carbs”, and you wondered what they were talking about? Basically, carbs (carbohydrates) are either simple or complex. At first glance, you may think that simple carbohydrates are better for your body. They are broken down simply, so doesn’t it make sense that these would be healthy for you? Actually, the opposite is true. The Difference Between Complex (Good) and Simple (Bad) Carbohydrates Complex and … Continue reading

Bentgo Boxes

Bentgo Boxes – You Want to Go Get This Now! One of my coaching clients, who is a very smart lady, has turned me on to something I absolutely have to share with you immediately!  Bentgo boxes! She asked me if I had heard about Bentgo boxes, and I had to confess I had not.  They are plastic, and I don’t pay any attention to plastic containers anymore unless they are bpa free because of the dangers of exposure to … Continue reading

Eating out healthy – What are the best choices?

Eating out healthy…What are the best choices? This is a perfect topic as I just returned from being away at a conference for about a week.  Although I had a refrigerator and ate breakfast in the room with my usual foods, dinner and lunches with the group were a challenge.  What follows are some thoughts and suggestions for eating out healthy whether you’re at a conference or just having a meal out with friends and family. First of all, you … Continue reading

Diet and Depression – 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help, Part 1

Diet and Depression – The First 3 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression Having struggled with chronic depression for many years and having “disappeared” it from my life with food and supplements, I want to share with you some suggestions that may help your mood be brighter.  We truly are what we eat, and nutrition experts and researchers have found that diet and depression are often connected and what we eat can have either a positive or a … Continue reading

Emotional Eating – Do you turn to it when you’re under stress?

Do You Turn to Emotional Eating? The holidays can be times for great fun and enjoyment with family and friends, but for many, they can be challenging.  If there is anything wrong in your life, the holidays seem to put it under a magnifying glass; it can really get you down and can make you turn to emotional eating to feel better. Also at holiday time, we have access to many foods that don’t serve our long term health but … Continue reading

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt

Regular Table Salt vs Sea Salt Are you a salt lover? I wasn’t, but now I am, because I switched the type salt I was using.  It made all the difference in taste as well as in health value!  How much salt should you have every day; what is the difference between regular table salt vs sea salt; and why is one better than the other for you? Did you know the average American consumes 3,400 mgs (milligrams) of salt … Continue reading

Coffee, good or bad?

Coffee, good or bad? If you’re a coffee lover but want to eat and drink to stay healthy, all the reports and information on coffee are so conflicting and confusing!  Some say drink it, it helps you stay healthy and keeps your brain sharp, and other reports say to stay away…it stimulates the production of cortisol which causes inflammation and contributes to disease and premature aging.  So, the question remains…coffee, good or bad? Dr. Mark Hyman, one of my favorite … Continue reading

Eat for Productivity- You’ll Be Surprised at the Difference it Makes!

Eat for Productivity Do you remember the song “Dem Bones” with the words, ”The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone; the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone” and so on?  It’s so true; everything is connected.  Your gut, your heart, your brain.  Food choices affect how your organs perform and ultimately, your food choices affect your productivity.  If you’re an entrepreneur, this is big news, and you want to pay close attention and be sure to eat for … Continue reading

Lentil Bean Veggie Burgers…It was a surprise!

Lentil Veggie Bean Burgers I love it when I discover something really easy and delicious, and it absolutely delights me when it happens quite by accident!  This time the accident turned out to be Lentil Bean Veggie Burgers that were “meaty” and delicious!! Last week I made a vegetarian mixture to go over Organic brown rice and quinoa pasta.  The result  was ok, but it was not my favorite creation, and I had quite a bit left over. The next … Continue reading