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!”

Healthy Snack Idea – spinach and yogurt dip

My new Irani friend shared this super easy, healthy, and yummy spinach and yogurt dip recipe with me. You can eat it with chips, celery sticks, baby carrots, cucumber, and even just like that. Its very filling! Number of servings: 16 Shelf life: should be good for about 10 days refrigerated 1 serving of dipContinue reading “Healthy Snack Idea – spinach and yogurt dip”

One healthy tip at a time!

You do not have to completely avoid sodas – it is okay to enjoy them once in a while. Drinking them on a regular basis can add unnecessary extra calories (1 can has about 8 tsps of added sugar) to your diet. These are empty calories (no nutritional value) that can easily be avoided. DrinkContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

One healthy tip at a time!

Fast foods are high in saturated and trans fat. Cutting these foods out of your diet will help with weight loss. If kids insist on fast foods then help them choose the healthier sides from the menu. For example, instead of soda they can drink milk or a side salad with the burger instead ofContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

Believe me when I tell you…

Believe me when I tell you that you can’t even taste the oatmeal in the smoothie. Before you say “It has oatmeal in it, I am never trying this,” think about the worst that can happen? If you don’t like it, you can make your younger sibling drink it! I did this to my olderContinue reading “Believe me when I tell you…”