This week marks the beginning of the holiday season! I thought I would share some realistic tips to help you stay on track while still enjoying this special time of the year.
These are busy times for many of us: School, Work, Holidays, Life…. The list can seem endless at times. One glance at the internet or Facebook can be overwhelming with all the recipes, meal planning ideas and seemingly perfect meals people get on their dinner tables each and every night.
I will be honest, sometimes just getting dinner on the table at our house is a feat in itself. Needless to say, sometimes we all need a little help with dinner.
If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me if I hand out candy on Halloween I would be rich (not really but you get my point) I never resorted to mini boxes of raisins, pencils or stickers. Another common question – Do I allow my kids to eat the candy they get while Trick or Treating. My answer is always the same – Yes I hand out candy and Yes my kids were/are allowed to eat the candy they were given.
Happy Friday! It is starting to get chilly here in New Hampshire and warm, comforting meals are usually on the agenda. Often, comfort food is associated with rich sauces and extra calories. This does not need to be the case. Putting the focus on fresh, whole, high fiber foods such as beans and veggies and pairing with a smaller portion of meat can be just the trick to creating yummy, healthy recipes.
I recently gave a seminar on the challenges of menopausal weight gain – I thought I would re-share some of these helpful tips!
Good Morning! Fall is in full swing and schedules for everyone are ramping up. Having dinner prepped and ready when you get home from a busy day is a HUGE step in the right direction when you are implementing healthy eating for your family. Legumes (beans) are a quick, easy and healthy source of complex carbohydrates, lean protein and fiber and hold up well when prepared ahead of time and re-heated later in the day (or week). In addition, beans are very satiating (help to keep you full) and therefore can help decrease hunger which can lead to smaller portions, decrease snacking and weight loss.