Tag Archives: fruit

Food Fact Friday: Heart Health Linked to Eating Cheese

Photo courtesy of Flickr User Didriks   Ok, I’m going to confess that I love cheese*. I can live without sweets and I can pass on breads… but I can’t give up cheese. I love it on Tex-Mex and Italian dishes and don’t even get me started on how much I love a good cheese and Continue Reading

Cooking Tips for Moms: Fast & Healthy Dinner Ideas for Your Family

Cooking at home is the best way to ensure that you and your family are getting the most nutritious and wholesome meals possible. But many families are so busy it’s seems impossible to put together a fast AND healthy meal. In this video, Michelle Karam from eHow shows a quick and easy recipe for a Continue Reading

The Optimal Snack Equation

When choosing a snack, try to hit the nutritional targets below:  About 200 calories: Enough to satisfy your hunger, but not enough to take you off track. At least 3 grams of fiber: Fiber is digested slowly and helps sustain your energy. It also absorbs water and expands in your stomach to keep you full. Continue Reading

Do You Love Fruit?

To get an extra fruit serving in the morning, top a medium pancake with applesauce or add some berries to cereal.

Apples With Hummus or Cheese… Delicious Choice!

Enjoying a small apple each day will provide you with about 4 grams of fiber and 80 calories.  Try eating apple slices with low-fat string cheese or hummus as a snack.