Nutrition

Try These Winning Snack Strategies for the Big Game

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Whether it’s the World Series for baseball fans, hockey playoffs, or the upcoming football game, I know big games can be exciting. As the mother of two boys I watch it all, but I definitely put more thought into our snack spread than any point spread. Priorities, right? Here are some winning (food) plays for game day. Popcorn for the nutrition...

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

When it comes to healthy eating, there’s a lot of talk about calories. You can track the number of calories you’re consuming, you can set calorie intake goals, and you can even compare how much you’re burning to how much you’re eating. To maintain your weight, calories in should equals calories out. Seems fairly...

4 Healthy Holiday Food Substitutes

I’m so encouraged. Rather than viewing the holidays as a time of unbridled indulgence, then post-indulgence guilt, most people (and hopefully this includes you) are starting to rein it in. Here at Foodtrainers, rather than clients going MIA until January, they are signing up for our Foodstalking program where we have daily email check-ins. And...

5 Hot Food Trends for 2015

I’m conflicted on the topic of food trends. On one hand I live, breathe and sometimes dream nutrition (pathetic I know). I love to scope out what’s new or innovative, even on the fringe. On the other hand, I roll my eyes over kale’s overexposure as the “it” vegetable. It’s almost Kardashian-like. Enough, right? If I am forced to pick...

The 5 Healthiest Ways to “Pasta”

I love that desert island food question. You know, the one where you’re stranded on a desert island and can have three foods with you. While it’s unlikely that any of us will be stranded, or that if we were, somehow our favorite foods would show up. However, if I’m answering this question, my island has pasta (and cheese for the...

Sweet Surrender: 5 Easy Tips to Cut Back on Sugar

“Sugar has a bullseye on its back these days”—that’s what one of the speakers said at a recent nutrition conference I attended. But rather than rolling our eyes at all the “sugar media,” we should realize there’s truth to this messaging. Sugar stinks and it deserves all the negative press it’s receiving. However, I don’t believe...

5 Tips for Preventing Weight-Gain Weekends

Let’s say a person (perhaps you) develops a stellar eating routine that involves cooking, hydrating, and eating lots of green things. By Friday that person (perhaps you) feels accomplished, clothes are looser, energy is through the roof—you get the picture. Then, person (you?) goes on a weekend getaway­ and things get carefree. Person...

Jamie Oliver’s Veggie Chili

Photo: Matt Russell / www.foodrevolutionday.com This is a lovely alternative to traditional chili con carne. It’s packed with good stuff, making it a great choice for veggie- and meat-eaters alike. I like to serve it with sour cream, guacamole, and either rice or tortilla chips, but it’s totally up to you. When you get the hang of this...

Jamie Oliver’s Rainbow Salad Wrap

Photo credit: Matt Russell www.foodrevolutionday.com Getting the kids to cook with simple, whole ingredients is easier than you think. For example, this Rainbow Salad Wrap is colorful, seriously tasty and fun for kids to make. Feel free to substitute other firm fruit and vegetables that are in season where you live. Or if you’d like, forgo the...

10 Simple Ways Busy Moms Can Stay Healthy

Motherhood is great. Sure, I can get all sappy and say it’s a gift, which it absolutely is, but it’s a demanding gift that comes with its own unique challenges. With a little planning (I mean who’s better at planning than moms?) we can put those difficulties to bed. Try these 10 tips to make it your healthiest Mother’s Day yet. 1. Have a...