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Shaking Portobello Mushrooms

Shaking beef is a very famous Vietnamese dish that gets its American name from the constant shaking of the pan to cook the beef and onions without burning. It is traditionally served on a bed of watercress and with a dipping sauce of lime juice and pepper. This dish borrows from the famous original but […]

Reading Nutrition Labels

Reading the Nutrition Facts labels on foods is an important skill that can help us make healthier choices and stay within our calorie budget. Understanding the nutrients and ingredients in the foods you buy makes you a more informed consumer and gives you a better understanding of the foods you are putting into your body. […]

Simple Med Instead of Meds Recipes: 6 Ingredients or Less

When you are busy, the last thing you want to do is prepare a meal with an endless ingredient list. Having a few simple, healthy recipe ideas on hand for the days you do not have a lot of time to cook is a great way to still have a healthy meal at home or […]

Can I Cook with Olive Oil?

I get this question all the time. Shouldn’t I cook with an oil other than olive oil? The answer to this is yes and no. If you have a $40 bottle of olive oil, I would save that for a special splash on top of a salad or use it as a dipping oil for […]

8 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

How have you been sleeping lately? It is usually not easy to fit in a full 8 hours of restful sleep, especially with busy schedules and any holiday stress. Regardless of what is going on in your life, prioritizing sleep is important for your overall health and well-being. Getting enough restful sleep is important for […]

Start Your Morning on the Right Foot

Unless you are an early bird through and through, you might struggle to jump right out of bed ready to tackle the day every single morning. Not to mention the “morning rush” you may experience trying to get your household and yourself out the door. It is time to check in with yourself and evaluate […]

Stretches You Can Do in Your Office

Regardless of whether you are working in an office or from home, you are likely to find yourself sitting for long periods of time throughout the day. While we could all benefit from moving more throughout the day, we could also benefit from stretching. Sitting for a long time places stress on our bodies, especially […]

Navigating Plateaus and Setbacks

As you work towards your goals, you may experience plateaus or setbacks. Maybe the number on the scale is not where you want it, or maybe you are not engaging in physical activity as often as you planned. It is frustrating when you feel as if you are moving backward rather than moving forward, but […]

Risky or Not?

Have you ever wondered if it is safe to eat yogurt past its best by date or thaw poultry at room temperature? Maybe you are unsure if you can eat those roasted vegetables you left on the counter overnight or if you can store butter at room temperature. For all of your food safety related […]

Proper Portions

The amount of food we eat is just as – if not more – important as the types of foods we eat when it comes to weight maintenance or weight loss. This is another reason why tracking food intake is critical to weight management. We tend to think we are better at estimating the amount […]