Posts in category "eating right"

Parent Challenge: How do I make healthy school lunches for my kids, 100+ days of school left?

I struggle with building healthy packed lunches for my kids like all moms.  My goal is to follow my formula for a healthy lunch 80% of the time (a protein, complex carb, a veggie , a fruit and no packaged foods).  That might sound like a cop-out, but the truth is: there are always 2-5... Read more »

Fitness Industry B.S. - 8 Negative Fitness Messages

Fitness Industry B.S.  - 8 Negative Fitness Messages
The end of the year and holiday season offers many opportunities to network and meet new people.  All the additional events I have attended have increased my parties/month average for the year.  In the numerous conversations I have had at these parties, mostly consisting of small talk and elevator pitches about your profession; I get... Read more »

ABCDEat These!

Avocados alarm the fat-conscious folk. But actually the ancient Aztec fruit-meat has been known to awaken the dead and offer powerful access to the afterlife.  And, the frightening looking color for this fabulous, fatty, fruit can even be used to make chocolate mouse.  Truthfully, it is odd for a fruit to contain fat.  But it... Read more »
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Healthiest Seafood -Best Grilling Tools

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Fish is really good for you.  Many people are starting to worry about eating fish all the time because of the contamination in the farms or waters.  If this is a deterrent, then change up the fish you eat.  It is fairly simple.  Instead of giving you the nutritional value of fish, I decided to... Read more »

The secret to a bikini body

The secret to a bikini body
The secret to a bikini body is building muscle.  I think a lot of people go for a bikini body all wrong.  Muscle is where it is at whether you are a man or a woman!  Why you ask instead of simply weight loss across the board?  The answer is simple.  Build more muscle, you... Read more »

Warning to Mothers: Some baby foods have less than 20% of daily nutrients

Warning to Mothers: Some baby foods have less than 20% of daily nutrients
Recent research reveals that ready made baby meals had less than 1/5 of the daily recommended calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron.  After reading this report from the University of Greenwich School of Science, I am glad that I was always able to make all of my children’s baby food. The research team from this UK... Read more »
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Chicago's Top 10 Restaurants for Business Lunch, Healthiest Meals

Chicago's Top 10 Restaurants for Business Lunch, Healthiest Meals
I have a lot of clients that have business lunches a couple times a week.  I have found that many men in particular, have a hard time ordering healthier dishes because it requires asking the server a handful of questions.  Women seem to get away with the following questions. “ Can I have everything on... Read more »

Do you cook with grape seed oil? You should.

Do you cook with grape seed oil?  You should.
Grape seed oil has many healthy benefits.  It is a simple and tasty substitute for vegetable oils, butter or canola.  It is low in saturated fat, yet high in poly-saturated fat like omega 6.   It is also high in linoleic acid, which is not manufactured by the body.  Since this important acid must be ingested,... Read more »

10 Trader Joe's Picks that total under $30.00

10 Trader Joe's Picks that total under $30.00
I have a new intern at POW! from the University of Illinois, Department of Kinesiology.  Her name is Christy Ghiselli. We both really love to cook and enjoy vegetables.   I cook for 6 and she is a college student, so budget is a concern for us both.  We also try to do organic as... Read more »
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Packed School Lunches: My Healthy Picks

I have to make 2 packed lunches every morning.  Most moms do.  My circumstances are not too bad.  Although there are children in both my kid’s classrooms that have nut allergies, we are allowed to send nut-based foods for our kids.  The teachers monitor all the kids closely enough and keep those with allergies at... Read more »