Banana Nut Bread: Reduced Fat

Cutting out half the fat from my original banana nut bread recipe was piece of cake! 1 egg instead of 2 eggs 1/2 stick of butter (instead of full) and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce This delicious banana nut bread recipe contains 50% whole grain flour thus providing you with some fiber in your diet. It tastesContinue reading “Banana Nut Bread: Reduced Fat”

Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)

I had been craving stuffed bell peppers for a while so I finally decided to try making them at home. My husband is not a big fan of stuffed bell peppers, so I wanted to make sure he would enjoy it as well. Turns out, they are super easy to make and my husband lovedContinue reading “Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)”

One healthy tip at a time!

It is very important to include every food group (meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains) in our diet. Each food group provides essential nutrients that our body needs for growth and maintenance. Eliminating any specific food group, that many popular diets ask for, may lead to quick weight loss but does not lead to a positive lifestyleContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

10 Simple Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

These 10 simple tips will help you and your family live a healthy lifestyle. 1. Start with yourself – be a positive role model for the kids, siblings, and everyone at home. 2. Do not buy “junk food” – If it’s not at home, you are less likely to eat it. 3. Have healthy snacks readily available–Continue reading “10 Simple Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle”

Eat Your Way to a Better Holiday: 10 Tips

By Karen Sechowski, RD Karen Sechowski is a registered dietitian in the Greater Chicago area whose passion is prevention through education. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Health Science. She completed her dietetic internship at Prairie View A&M University in the Houston area.  MaybeContinue reading “Eat Your Way to a Better Holiday: 10 Tips”

Ramadan Nutrition Tips

With only few days left until Ramadan, It is important to know how to eat healthy and meet our body’s needs while fasting for more than 12 hours. Meals: Have balanced meals that include carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats that will also provide vitamins and minerals Carbohydrates: choose “complex” carbs which will provide soluble fiberContinue reading “Ramadan Nutrition Tips”

Chappli Kabab: healthier version

Chappli Kabab is one of my favorite foods but it is usually deep fried in oil. My mom slightly adjusted the recipe on the back of the Shan Chappli Kabab masala box to make it a little healthier. Bake it don’t fry it! Forget the egg! Go lean! Serving size: 2 kababs Number of servings:Continue reading “Chappli Kabab: healthier version”

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…”