Archive for November 2012

Etiquette for the Vegetarian at a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

 Etiquette for the Vegetarian at a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
I think we all know people who are vegetarians.   Today, many of our friends and family members have chosen various degrees of a non-animal diet for health reasons or because of a lifestyle perspective.  The benefit of more people changing to a predominantly plant-based diet is that it has heightened society’s awareness of the need for nutritional variety.  I am not a vegetarian, but I eat a lot of vegetables and I appreciate how easy it is to get brilliant vegetable dishes at restaurants everywhere.   Additionally, this increase has also forced the packaged food industry to create more vegetarian products for purchase off the shelves...

Can you do abs everyday?

There is a difference of opinion in the fitness industry on this topic.  Many believe, like myself, that the abdominals should be treated like every other muscle group in the body.  In doing so, you would provide it with at least a 24 hour rest period in-between workouts.  Like your chest or legs, it is... Read more »

5 Ways to Make a Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing

5 Ways to Make a Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing
What is your favorite part of stuffing?  It is the flavor, the texture or the crunch?  Perhaps it is all three of these characteristics.  Most stuffings are fattening because of the butter, the bread and the meat.  Now I would never suggest to get rid of all these things.  But you can swap out or lessen the amount of these ingredients...
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Easy and Delicious Baked Pesto Butternut Squash

I make my mini slider with ground sirlon and pureed kale.
Classic fall and winter meals always have some form of squash as a side dish.  But I actually love to eat butternut squash as my main dish.  This gourd from the pumpkin family is an ideal main meal because it is low in calories and high in vitamins and iron.  One cup of chopped butternut... Read more »