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 »
I adore Thanksgiving, but the holiday quickly loses its luster when I start thinking about all the extra calories I’m consuming by eating my favorite foods.
Luckily, EatingWell gave Thanksgiving dinner a healthy makeover that keeps calories (and my diet) in check. Without changing the classic dishes we all expect at Thanksgiving dinner, we shaved off 851 calories from the entire meal. Best of all, the tricks and techniques used to make these 5 recipes lighter don’t sacrifice taste! Make these healthy dishes with your family and friends this year—and save some calories for the next big holiday.read full post »
For the first time in many years, my mom and I will be together for Mother's Day. (Yay! No card this year that says, "I wish we could be together :-(. ") And now I'm a mom too. So to show Mom-a.k.a. Grandma-our appreciation this year (and spend some quality mom-time with my son), my 2-year-old fireball and I are going to make a Mother's Day brunch together.
Perfect Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch:
Easy Mother's Day Brunch Recipes
Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole and More Breakfast Casseroles
Marvelous Muffins and Quick Breads