Month: August 2016

“AHA: Restrict Kids to 25 Grams or Less of Daily Added Sugar”

“AHA: Restrict Kids to 25 Grams or Less of Daily Added Sugar”

The American Heart Association put out a bold recommendation for less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day for children ages 2-18.  High levels of added sugar may increase their risks for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes.It can […]

“Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots!”

“Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Carrots!”

This yummy recipe provides 5 ounces of chicken per serving and 250% of your daily needs in vitamin A! It high in B vitamins, magnesium, and phosphorus.  Due to chicken’s natural cholesterol levels, this recipe is a red dot recipe and should be consumed in […]

“Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risk of prolonged sitting “

“Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risk of prolonged sitting “

The health risks associated with prolonged sitting are clear. They include increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and early death. The good news? Recent research finds that 1 hour of physical activity per day may eliminate the risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. […]

Asian Indian Style Quinoa!

Asian Indian Style Quinoa!

Quinoa is  wheat-free and impressively packed with nutrients! Unlike other grains, it is high in amino acids and is considered a complete protein. This recipe is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals while being low in fat and cholesterol. When combined with an overall healthy […]

“Time-Delayed Eating Leads to Better Food Choices”

“Time-Delayed Eating Leads to Better Food Choices”

This article by The New York Times is well worth the read! A series of studies showed that you can improve your diet by simply planning your meals earlier in the day. “Time-delayed eating is ordering (or at least choosing) your food long before you plan to eat it.” In essence, people who participated […]

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Muffins

This recipe is perfect as a yummy treat or paired with eggs and fruit to complete your breakfast. It is lower in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium. It provides 8% of your daily needs in fiber. High fiber foods help you stay full longer and may […]