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What is better than a warm summer night than cooking out on the grill?  Grilled chicken and fish are delicious and your healthy vegetables can be grilled right alongside them!  There is no need to dirty extra dishes on the stove or oven.  Just throw everything on the grill! One of many great things about… Continue reading »

We all know we should eat more vegetables. It is one of the few things upon which nutrition experts continue to agree. How do we get more vegetables, not just in the refrigerator or on the plate, but actually eaten? We have to make vegetables cravable.  We have to make vegetables a dish that friends… Continue reading »

Eating more fruit is one of the hallmarks of the Mediterranean lifestyle. If you are like me, you sometimes get stuck in a fruit rut – apples, oranges, and the occasional banana. I love all fruit but just get in fruit jags that don’t make my fruit eating very exciting.   Enter kiwi. I love… Continue reading »

I absolutely love my after-lunch yogurt with berries!  I consider this my “healthy little dessert” that doesn’t have a lot of sugar…or so I thought. As I have been trying to cut back on my added sugar overall, I took a closer look at the sources of added sugar in my diet.  It turns out… Continue reading »

I am a big fan of Trader Joe’s. I am such a fan I get asked, “what are your favorite things to buy there.” Instead of just answering – “everything,” I decided to come up with my top 10 favorite things to buy at TJ’s. Berries. I put berries on my steel cut oats and… Continue reading »

So many types of oatmeal – how do you choose. Here is a guide to the different types and advantages and disadvantages of each. Oatmeal is a great quick breakfast that packs a powerful nutritional punch. It is a whole grain, is high in fiber. However, stay away from flavored or sweetened oatmeal with added… Continue reading »

Free Mediterranean Diet Webinar Steps to Eating the Med Way: Rethink Your Sweets Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way: Rethink Your Sweets The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming and we want to give you the tools you need to Go Med AND answer all of your questions.… Continue reading »

I love St. Patrick’s Day. Not only because I am part Irish or the usual traditions associated with this holiday. But simply because it is the one day out of the year when nearly everything around me is my favorite color. Green! Green decorations. Green clothes. Green food! And I’m not talking about the kind… Continue reading »

We all have times at work when hunger strikes and we wish we had a snack to carry us through the next few hours. While the vending machine may seem like a last resort for these occasions, we can plan to deal with these situations so both our body and wallet feels healthier and happier.… Continue reading »

If you happen to know me personally, you would know that I detest eating out! It’s partly because of the fact that food eaten outside the home is not nearly as healthy as something that’s cooked at home and partly due to the fact that I am a vegetarian and always suspicious of potential cross… Continue reading »