Sometimes you want something cold to drink, but the usual water, soda, or iced tea just won't do. You want something rich, creamy and thick. This is the perfect occasion for a milkshake.
Milkshakes are available at your local fast-food joint, but these made-from-a-mix milkshakes don't offer much in the way of flavor.
You can make your own delectable and sophisticated versions of this classic dessert drink at home. The only... Read More
Many people associate losing weight with deprivation. The reality is -- you're on a diet; you're not dead. In other words, you can still enjoy modified versions of your favorite foods. You won't believe how much you can actually save in fat and calories while still satisfying your cravings. It's simply a matter of making mini changes. Got milk? A cup of the full fat kind will cost you 160 calories and 8 grams of fat, while the skim... Read More
Does it ever feel like time isn't on your side, especially when you've got hungry mouths to feed? Between rushing from school to work to extracurricular activities, satisfying those big appetites can seem nearly impossible. In fact, it often feels like the drive-thru is the only place where you'll achieve instant gratification. Of course, fast food comes at a price - in cost and calories. What you need are a few simple and easy ideas... Read More
Many parents think that because their children are picky eaters, they need to supply them with a multivitamin. The jury is still out on whether or not it is important to give children multivitamin supplements. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages and decide for yourself whether it is necessary in your child's diet.
A growing child needs a variety of nutrients and minerals so that their body can continue to... Read More
by Jen Silard
As a hypoglycemic and gluten, dairy, and chemical preservative-intolerant woman pursuing a personal trainer's license and Health and Wellness Counseling certification, I can say with full confidence that it is entirely possible to maintain and/or cultivate healthy eating habits while dealing with food allergies. From personal experience as well as my studies, I... Read More
Do you know how much sugar you consume daily? Obviously, there are candies and baked goods, alcohol and sodas. But do you know the other names that sugar goes by? Listed below are a few of the more "covert" names by which the sweet stuff may go:
Corn syrup... Read More
With all of the information out there about the dangers of cow milk (growth hormones, antibiotics) what should you use instead? Nowadays, there is a plethora of other choices out there if you don't want to consume dairy.
People prefer to use non-dairy milks because:
Lactose intolerance or milk allergy;
There is no casein in them; and
They have less saturated fat in them than dairy milk. ... Read More
Colic is basically uncontrollable crying in a healthy baby. It can come as early as two weeks and last as long as three months. Typically they will cry for hours at a time and may do this a few times a week. If your baby is crying like this and appears ill of course seek medical attention. If you think your baby has colic but are worried or not sure don't hesitate to seek a diagnosis. Crying is the only way a baby has to communicate and the... Read More