’Tis the season for colds and the flu. If you’re like me, there isn’t any spare time built into the schedule to get sick.
So you can imagine how thrilled I was when, in the December issue of EatingWell Magazine, our senior nutrition advisor Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., revealed which 3 immune-boosting superfoods work—and what products aren’t worth the money.
• Glacéau’s Vitaminwater “Defense”: This drink, with a label that claims it is “specially formulated with nutrients required for optimal functioning of the immune system,” doesn’t deliver the mega-high doses of nutrients that Airborne does. (A 20-ounce bottle of the water...read full post »
To satisfy my sweet tooth without consuming unhealthy junk food and calorie-laden sweets, I try to have a vitamin- and fiber-packed fruit dessert every night after dinner.
1. Satisfy that chocolate craving with Chocolate & Banana. A drizzle of melted chocolate chips over banana slices makes an easy treat.
2. Warm, flavorful raspberries make a pleasing contrast to cool orange slices in Orange Slices with Warm Raspberries. Another winter favorite—...read full post »
At some point or another it seems like we all make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, get fit, or eat right, so I wasn’t really surprised to read that the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. (The fifth most popular resolution is to get fit and the sixth is to eat right.) But all of the diet gimmicks that promise those results with little time and effort only work for a little while, if at all.
As a nutrition editor at EatingWell I can tell you that the EatingWell Diet isn’t a short term weight-loss gimmick—it’s a recipe for successful, long-term weight loss. And it really works. Last summer, we selected nine readers to take The EatingWell Diet Challenge, including Jenn Moore and Troy Hermansky (pictured...read full post »
When I get a snack attack—watch out. Anything is fair game when I get ravenous and usually I reach for no-fuss (unhealthy) convenience foods to satisfy my cravings, like cookies, chocolate and high-calorie crackers. But what I really need to eat to fuel my hungry body is a healthy snack. All the better if it includes fruit or vegetables.
So I try to plan ahead and some ideas that are as appealing as junk food help too. Here are 5 of my favorite quick snack recipes (under 100 calories each) to satisfy your next hunger attack.
1. Cheesy Popcorn (75 calories per serving) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper dress up air-popped popcorn....read full post »
“How can I have fun, but avoid gaining weight, during the holidays?”
It’s the most common question I get this time of year—an occupational hazard of being a registered dietitian, I guess. But it’s no wonder everyone wants to know: from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the holidays are all about the food. And not just any food, but the rich celebration foods we look forward to all year long. When forgoing these foods just isn’t an option, follow these 7 tips and tricks to stay in your skinny jeans all season long.
1. Lighten up. Give your favorite traditional recipe a healthy makeover that preserves its original deliciousness so it can still fit...read full post »