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”

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!”

Should I take a multivitamin?

But what if, like most Americans, your diet falls short of the recommended intakes for some vitamins and minerals? Should you take a multi? It depends how far you fall short. If your diet is merely “suboptimal,” there’s no convincing evidence that you’ll benefit from a multi. If, however, you have severe deficiencies (because ofContinue reading “Should I take a multivitamin?”

Breakfast: important meal!

Have a balanced breakfast that consists of carbohydrates and protein! Carbohydrates: choose “complex” carbs that will provide soluble fiber. It will slow stomach emptying and help you feel fuller longer. Good sources are oatmeal, whole wheat bread, brown rice, apples, and kidney beans Protein: good lean sources of protein are chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, milk, yogurt, beans,Continue reading “Breakfast: important meal!”

Are Carbohydrates Bad?

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our brain.  Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 recommend 45-65% of the calories from carbohydrates.  If we deprive ourselves of this essential nutrient, we won’t have the proper energy for our daily routine. Lack of carbs in the diet can make us feel tired, weak and light-headed. When it comesContinue reading “Are Carbohydrates Bad?”