The processing, packaging, and marketing of sugar and sweetener has surely changed over the years. Gone are the days of our ancestors where their only sweetener choices were honey and dates. Today is, sadly, very different. We now commonly see packaging with “Sugar Free” or “No added Sugar” but for most processed foods on the market, this is nothing more than a creative marketing ploy. Recently I took a trip to the supermarket to gather some numbers as an example of these claims. I found 15 packages with “Sugar Free” or “No added Sugar” blasted on the front of the package. I found that 14 … [Read more...] about Be a Label Detective!
If you have ever been on a fad diet, searched for the perfect fitness plan, or looked for help and direction online - only to be overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated by the contradictory information out there, then you may enjoy Little Choices Everyday. If you are over extreme dieting and are searching for a healthy lifestyle with balance, then you may enjoy Little Choices Everyday. If you want to learn to incorporate movement and exercise into your existing schedule rather than join the gym and commit to 7 days a week of blood, sweat, and tears, then you may enjoy Little Choices … [Read more...] about Little Choices Everyday!!!
Has holiday cooking and/or baking delivered you right smack into a huge quandary? You have changed your eating habits and now feel a twinge of guilt thinking about the recipes you make year after year for your family. Can you even consider changing your treasured chocolate chip cookie recipe or Aunt Dot's family famous sugar cookie secret recipe? Are you so used to cooking the same recipes every year that the thought of "healthifying" them sends you reeling? Will they still taste amazing? The good news is that the butter that Grandma and Aunt Dot used is probably still one of the best bets … [Read more...] about Buttery Goodness
If you are anything like me, you get bored with your drinks after some time. Well, maybe it is time to vary your tried and true green tea! It is amazing in itself, but read up and see why you should keep the green tea, but maybe alter the flavors! Studies have shown that regular consumption of green tea helps burn fat and promote weight loss. The secret to green tea's fat-burning power is its catechins - the antioxidants in the green tea that combats free radicals as well as promote healthy cells. Also, the caffeine you find in green tea contains egcg which inhibits your body's sugar intake … [Read more...] about Hot Peppermint Green Tea
With autumn's arrival and the approach of shorter days and cooler nights, it may be time to start thinking about warming comfort foods and holiday cooking. It will be here before we know it! Have you ever found an amazing recipe you wanted to make, but it calls for a can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup? When you're eating a processed-free diet, you want to avoid canned soups - for a multitude of reasons. Even the “healthier” brands tend to have a ridiculous amount of sodium (not from healthy sea salt, either) and a list of ingredients I can't pronounce! This is a recipe you … [Read more...] about A Healthy Cream Soup Recipe
I was at the airport recently and had my bag searched. The lady from TSA pulled out my Himalayan sea salt bottle and looked at me funny. It was a wonderful opportunity for a teaching moment and a great inspiration for a blog post! I really never leave home without it. Table salt is so unhealthy, yet, it is on every restaurant table in America. Besides the other health issues, did you know it can cause cellulite? That will always get a woman's attention! She may have ignored my health claims but once we started talking about appearance, we as women tend to listen up and pay attention! Funny how … [Read more...] about Switch to Pink for Health’s Sake