Six Tricks to Avoid the Sweet Temptations of Halloween

Ready…set…go!  The holiday season is almost in full swing and it all begins with that most dreadful and sinfully delightful of holidays, Halloween.  No, it may not be as gluttonous as the other two but it still poses a dietary danger due to the shear concentration of its candied calories. Learning how to best avoid those sweet temptations is important …

Holiday Spice Benefits

Here we are once again gearing up for another holiday season.  Soon we will be spending time searching through endless strings of lights looking for the one bulb that needs replacing, taking awkward family photos to send to people that you don’t talk to often enough that they already know how much the kids have grown, attending obligatory office parties …

Hidden Sugars in your Diet

We all enjoy a nice sweet snack from time to time. Especially during the Summer, sweet treats sound like a delight. It’s also nice to receive a gourmet meal delivered to your door, with a small fruit or gluten free treat as dessert.  Ahhh…Summer.  Now, there is nothing wrong with enjoying a sweet treat from time to time; however, the …

Superfoods for Summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy superfoods. You might be thinking “what are superfoods?” Superfoods are foods that provide antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Really, it’s just a cool name for nutrient rich foods. We tend to think of superfoods as being exotic foods that only grow in the Amazon rainforest and are 3 different colors and also provides all …

Mindful Eating

Be mindful. Be present. Be here, now. Meditate. Pay attention. I can go on and on with expressions meant to remind us to be aware of what we are doing in the present moment. These sayings/reminders are great… if they’re being applied. Let’s take a second to review what it means to be mindful. By definition, to be mindful means …