What should you do if you are in the middle of a recipe and realize you are out of an ingredient? You could send your child to the local convenience store for cream cheese and end up having to serve your caviar with Velveeta because to a 13-year-old they are both soft cheeses. This really happened when my Mother sent me for cream cheese.
Instead of sending off the kids, or launching into a panic attack and reaching for the Zoloft,... Read More
Conquering food cravings is vital to the success of your diet and weight-loss plan. No matter what diet plan you are on, you will inevitably face cravings.
Everything seems to be going along smoothly; you're doing great on your diet plan, and then you have a bad day or go to a movie and your brain demands a pint of ice cream or hot, buttery popcorn. The success or failure of your diet depends on being able to conquer food... Read More
Pizza is a very popular food among adults and children. However, when topped with various meats and loads of cheese, a pizza turns into a rather unhealthy food choice. A pizza can easily be transformed into a healthy menu item by making a few simple yet effective changes.
The first change you can make to create a healthier pizza is to begin with the pizza dough. Whole wheat pizza dough and whole wheat flat bread circles make a good foundation for... Read More
Mexican restaurant food is a lot like a girl with a bad reputation. Everyone focuses on the faults without seeing the good qualities underneath. Contrary to the rumors, fresh, wholesome foods are lurking under the cheese and sour cream of a typical Mexican meal.
To eat more sensibly and still have mucho taste, just follow these tips for healthier versions of each dish. You'll have... Read More
Trying to cook healthy can often be a sticky situation. But it's not as difficult as you might think. There are plenty of things you can do to reduce your bottom line when it comes to fat and calories. The first fat-trimming trick is to invest in a decent quality nonstick pan. Cooking with a nonstick pan requires little oil and enables you to prepare your food without vegetable, canola or other high-fat oil. This is beneficial... Read More
A great way to cut calories is to make smart substitutions. Dieting isn't about deprivation, but it is about making choices that will help you get the most bang for your calorie buck. Most people fail to realize just how fast things can go bad. For example, say you want to substitute French fries with a loaded baked potato. A small potato has just 128 calories. Add one tablespoon of butter and that's where the trouble begins. You've just... Read More
As a parent, you have a strong influence over how much fast food your child eats. Find out how to set some guidelines to follow when eating out that will teach them how to make healthy choices as adults.
In the 'olden days' there were no video games or televisions. People ate all their meals at home or sometimes at another family's home. All the food was prepared from scratch and a lot was home grown. Most families would only go... Read More
If you watch the news or read the newspaper or magazines, it is easy to find a long list of reasons why you should lose or maintain your weight as well as an equally long - if not longer - list of unique diet ideas that are meant to make it all possible.
The challenge is that these lists that focus on diet plans and weight loss tend to provide people with a misconception: rather than showing that diet and nutrition can simplify your weight... Read More
What's 4th of July without a BBQ? Of course, you want to celebrate your independence, but should it come at the price of your diet? It's easy to engage in mindless eating in the heat of the moment. However, you won't believe how quickly you can derail your weight loss efforts. A 4-ounce hamburger weighs in at about 290 calories and 22 grams of fat, while a Bratwurst sausage is 300 calories and 25 grams of fat. Top that burger... Read More
You try to feed your kids healthful food most of the time, but are there a few tweaks you could make to get just a little more nutrition into them? If they're already making OK choices, then it's pretty painless to sneak in few more vitamins and minerals. Here are some super substitutions. Start with drinks. Pediatricians recommend switching to cow's milk at age 1, but did you know that not all kids need all the fat in whole milk? In... Read More