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Blog Profile / Balanced Health and Nutrition

Filed Under:Health / Nutrition
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Archived Since:January 18, 2009

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Foods and Snacks to Keep Your Cool

It’s the ‘dog days’ of summer and the heat can really take a toll on our willingness to cook hot meals. Watch my recent appearance on Let’s Talk Live DC as I show some of my favorite foods and snacks that are nice and cool and you don’t have to turn on the oven to […]

Easy Weeknight Marinades Done Right

I recently partnered up with the brand folks at Mazola Corn Oil to create this fun recipe for marinated grilled Tilapia with kiwifruit served over coleslaw. Mazola Corn Oil has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils, and can play an important role in lowering your cholesterol. It is a great source of healthy polyunsaturated and […]

Eat to Beat the Heat on WBAL

August can be a real scorcher and the heat can really take a toll on our willingness to cook hot meals. If you’re looking for ways to eat well without having to turn on the oven watch my recent segment “Eat to Beat the Heat” on WBAL or read on for some fresh and flavorful foods and […]

Pack Zespri, It Packs a Punch

I recently participated the #PackZespri kiwifruit event in NYC that showcased kiwifruit as part of our vibrant food culture. This year I am the official spokesperson for Zespri Kiwifruit North America. For those of you who are new to Zespri Kiwifruit, they are the company which exports the world’s premium kiwifruit grown by more the […]

Sorting Out Fact From Fiction: The Gluten-Free Diet Craze

Gluten free diets have become the latest weight loss “fad”. I think one of the reasons this trendy way of eating has evolved is that rather than working on incorporating balance and moderation into meals and snacks, it can be easier to cut something out altogether – whether that’s wheat, dairy or something else. What […]

Healthy Eating for Summer Barbecues

It’s that time of the year again – break out the grill!  Nothing says summer like a backyard BBQ or a picnic in the park.  It’s the perfect time to start flavoring up your favorite summer foods and drinks the healthy way! The key to creating a healthy summer BBQ is quality foods and ingredients. […]

Healthy Entertaining Ideas for the Fourth of July!

Nothing says 4th of July like watching fireworks and getting together with family and friends for a delicious barbecue!  I recently appeared on Let’s Talk Live with fun and healthy food ideas to make your Fourth of July celebration taste great. Read on to learn how to flavor up your celebration the healthy way with […]

Cranberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe

  This recipe was create by the Cranberry Marketing Institute and I made it for my July Forth TV segment. I highly recommend it for your next bbq-it’s worth the effort for this sweet and smoky sauce to compliment your grilled chicken and pork. Show More Summary

Festive Red, White and Blue “Stuffed” Burgers Recipe

Fire Up the Grill With the Fourth of July right around the corner you can show your patriotic pride with a full flavored burger dressed in red, white and blue! These burgers actually have a healthy twist with marinated grilled vegetables incorporated right in.  I partnered up with Mazola Corn Oil to develop this festive […]

5 Easy Ways to Eat More Fruit and Veggies

We all need to eat more fruits and vegetables! Did you know over 2/3rds of Americans don’t meet the recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake?!  We typically throw away spoil fruits and vegetable two times a week on average, which translates into about $42 a week! I am not saying you need to sacrificing taste or flavor […]

Sleep Better with Food and Fitness

Just as sleep is important to our body, what we do with our body in terms of food and exercise plays a major role in the way we sleep (or don’t sleep).  Good nutrition and exercise can help you sleep, but poor sleep leads to poor eating and exercise decisions immediately. A lack of shut-eye is linked with […]

Sleep Your Way to Better Health

I once heard a great Irish proverb that has stuck with me throughout my life, ‘A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.’ These days Americans are getting less and less sleep every year. Currently only 40 percent of the U.S. gets the recommended eight hours, on average receiving […]

Meatless Monday: Grilled Vegetable Lasagna

Happy Meatless Monday! We all know it’s sometimes a hassle to get dinner on the table. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to come home after a long day to a cooked meal waiting in the fridge?  This Grilled Vegetable Lasagna is that meal!  You can definitely dig in the day you make it, […]

Meatless Monday: Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata

Happy Meatless Monday! Brinner (breakfast for dinner) is so much fun! It is an easy way to change up your meal routine a bit, or even to just enjoy that breakfast food you never have time to cook during the busy morning rush. This frittata doesn’t require a whole lot of  work, and can be […]

Healthy Eating With Canned Foods

Hey Nutrition Experts, It’s time to get excited!  Cans Get You Cooking is sponsoring a Twitter Chat on Wednesday May 28th at 8PM ET and I’ll be hosting! So many of our clients and customers look to us for help in making homemade nutritious meals, easy! Well now the proof is in the pantry and it’s time we all talk about it! […]

Meatless Monday: Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Happy Meatless Monday! The weather has definitely warmed up here in DC, announcing the arrival of one of my favorite times of year: barbeque season!   Friends, family, sunshine, great food – who doesn’t love a good cook out? Don’t think you can have a meatless BBQ?   Think again!  I have a great black […]

Debunking Cleanse and Detox Diets

It is a million dollar question: Are detoxes and cleanses all they're cracked up to be? The quick answer is no. Read on to find out why, and what you can do instead to support your body's health!

Fuel Your Active Lifestyle with Food and Recipe Ideas

This month is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Bike Month! The weather is getting warmer so it’s time to get out and be more active.  You can walk, run, cycle, hike, swim – aim for about 60 minutes of movement a day. Right now most Americans only get 17 minutes a day – YIKES! We […]

30 Days of Gratitude

The rain has let up, the sun is shining and I am smiling! This month I want to challenge everyone to focus on Gratitude. It is so easy in life to get busy and overwhelmed, feeling like there is never enough time to get work done and family needs met each week,. Because of this we forget about […]

How to Break Out of Scale Jail – OWN Show Videos

I can remember a time where I felt so great about my health, possibly the best I have ever felt. I was confident, comfortable in my clothes, and happy with my eating and exercise habits. Then I stepped on the scale. The number was surprisingly higher than I expected. I was deflated, mad, no pissed […]

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