200 calories or less: snack ideas

First I would like to share some tips on healthy snacking: Serving size is important – calories can add up easily Try to include protein – dairy, nuts, beans, etc Cook and freeze a big batch of beans so they are readily available If you are still hungry after the snack – munch on rawContinue reading “200 calories or less: snack ideas”

Does Mediterranean Diet work?

People of Mediterranean countries like Greece and Italy have healthy hearts and low rate of cardiovascular disease which is because of the Mediterranean eating pattern. What is Mediterranean Diet? The focus is on intake of fresh homemade meals consisting of: whole grain breads and pasta, fish instead of red meat, grilled and steamed food insteadContinue reading “Does Mediterranean Diet work?”

Baked Tilapia for desi taste buds

Why should I eat fish? It is a good source of lean protein and contains omega 3 fatty acids – good for the heart! What is the recommendation? Eat 2 servings of variety of fish/week What do you need for this recipe? 5 Tilapia pieces (~4 oz piece) 2 tsp Red chili powder 1/2 tspContinue reading “Baked Tilapia for desi taste buds”

One healthy tip at a time!

Find out ways to add physical activity to your daily routine!  Some suggestions from America on the Move include: 1. Circle around the block when you go outside to get your mail 2. Make several trips up and down the stairs doing laundry or other household chores 3. Walk during lunch break and encourage yourContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

My Plate vs. My Plate

I know it’s not easy nor is it fun to count calories – you just want to enjoy the meal! USDA came out with the My Plate few years ago and I believe it is a great guide to eating healthy. It gives a quick visual of how our plate should look to be on theContinue reading “My Plate vs. My Plate”

One healthy tip at a time!

As I was trying to find parking at the movie theater, my younger cousin says, “We should park farther from the entrance and just walk to get some exercise.” It was very exciting to hear his enthusiasm about staying active. Being physically active doesn’t mean you must go to the gym – find out whatContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”