Tag: diet

Healthy Connections July 2017

Health in the News with Nancy Oglesby Harvard School of Public Health’s Nutrition Action Newsletter reports that, “Improving diet quality over time linked with reduced risk of premature death”.The study shows the impact of making healthy changes over time, in this case twelve years. As many of you know, my book No Kale Required: Healthy Eating Ideas […]

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Pizza and Beer

Pizza and beer? Really? What in the world does that have to do with living a healthy and fit lifestyle? Wellness isn’t just about the food we eat or the exercises we do, it’s about joy and loving life, and if pizza is your favorite food, you will be stressed out and miserable when you […]

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Breakfast for Dinner?

Breakfast for Dinner? Research overwhelmingly shows that a plant-based diet is the best choice in reducing and preventing chronic disease. In some cases, it can totally reverse existing disease. Being the Practical Health Coach, I understand that few of my clients, or their families, are willing to make the choice to eliminate meat from their […]

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5 Freezer Hacks to Save Money

This is going to be short and sweet: Freeze Everything! Okay, maybe not quite everything, but if you’re like me, there’s often a banana that’s about to go bad, oranges that you can’t possible eat in time or you can’t take advantage of the sale on grapes because there’s no way you can use them […]

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Pilaf … The Versatile Side Dish

One of the best things you can do to streamline your dinner prep is to always have a batch of already cooked rice on hand.(I cook mine in a big batch then freeze it in single serving sizes.) This will provide you with opportunities galore! Pilaf … However you want it! This is something you […]

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Get Yourself a Prep Cook

The number one thing that stops me from preparing a healthy meal at home is the prep work. All that washing, peeling, slicing and dicing is not what I want to be doing when I get home from work. One solution would be to hire a Prep Cook. Unfortunately, I’m not Oprah. My wallet currently […]

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What Should I Stop Doing?

I was asked to write a blog about the single most important thing a person can stop doing to improve their well-being. Wow … One thing? There are so many things one can stop doing: smoking, eating sugar and processed foods, drinking excessively, overeating, doing drugs, staying up late and getting up early, living a […]

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Wednesday’s Word is Moderation

How can you impact your health and the health of the planet, the animals and global hunger? Practice moderation. Wow! Simple. To see a significant improvement in your health and impact the world at the same time, moderate the processed foods and increase the whole foods. First decide what processed foods you want to keep […]

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Thanks Thursday – Cod & Veggie Soup

Okay, just to be honest, that doesn’t even sound good to me, but … I am going low-carb for a while and since I don’t eat much meat or soy my protein choices are limited. I wasn’t looking forward to this breakfast. I’ve made it before, and not loved it, but this time I was […]

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Mad About Monday – Apple Smoothie

I am mad about smoothies … especially my fave breakfast smoothie! It’s a healthy, long-lasting bit of heaven in a glass. Here’s the recipe: 1.5c Almond Milk, unsweetened, vanilla 1 apple, cored and frozen (I like fuji) 1/2T pure maple syrup 2T peanut butter (I use organic, freshly ground from Whole Foods) 1T chia seeds 1/8t […]

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