The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
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These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and... Read more
Dishes are usually packed with lots of fresh ingredients, and have many hot, spicy, flavorful, along with some sweet and sour options.
These foods feature chili peppers, rice, noodles, sugar, citr... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
I ate a large carrot today instead of the potato chips I really wanted. It was not as good, but my jaw is tired and belly full enough to wait out dinner (HUGE carrot). It's the tiny wins, right? 😋... Read more
Last week my husband bought a dozen doughnuts (that sit out on the counter since he brought them home), bags--yes bags--of mini candy bars and cookies. 40 He knows I am in a weight loss group at the VA and online. He is not one who likes to "talk", b... Read more
I've been searching for this topic/answer but I don't have time to spend looking for it. When I workout my tracker posts more than half the calories LESS than if I look it up on the online fitness tracker provided. Like this morning...I rode my sta... Read more
So, I'm doing the Herbalife program. I've been on it for a month now, but realized I wasn't fully sticking to the program, so I decided to join Spark as a food journal. The only problem, Spark gives me more calories to play with than Herbalife, so it... Read more
Did you know yams aren't just for the holiday meals? We have switched to yams. They are so good natural sweet and better for you less in calories then regular potatoes higher in fiber. You can bake them, broil them, boil them put them on the Bar-B... Read more
If you really want to curb your sweet tooth this is a great way and you get a veggie serving to boot with no salt or butter. Bake a sweet potato or yam for 1 hour. Cool & then refrigerate until cold--I usually don't eat the peeling when cold. Slic... Read more
This is the first in a series of blog posts about how to slim down your Thanksgiving side dishes and treats. For more information about healthier Thanksgiving cooking, read this article. The poor yam and sweet potato. These brightly colored and antio... Read more
With the start of fall last month, it seems like everyone has sweet and starchy orange produce on the brain. Butternut squash and sweet potatoes have officially taken the place of summer's zucchini bounty. Not only are these orange fall foods del... Read more
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