An Apple A Day . . . .

Here’s my stand on snacking:  I recommend consistently eating three, full and balanced meals daily and not snacking.  Some people need to eat six small meals a day for medical reasons.  Of course how many meals you eat is an individual choice. However, I’ve found that snacking usually means eating foods that are highly processed, high in carbs, calories and sugar.  And this can lead to an accumulation of fat stored around your middle, and it can lead to fatty liver as well. One of the things I love most are apples.  Apples are easy to carry, they’re small, pack Read More


Quinoa is an edible seed that is considered to be a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine of the essential amino acids (in pretty much equal amounts) that the human body needs and does not make itself. The method you use to prepare quinoa, such as boiling or steaming, will not jeopardize the quality of these essential amino acids. In addition quinoa also contains minerals such as zinc, iron, manganese and magnesium. Read More

Eating in the right frame of mind

Our 24/7 culture has us burning the midnight oil and eating on the run.  There are the demands of our work, our families and other responsibilities that keep us moving at warp speed.  Yet despite this go, go lifestyle, there are those of us who are disappointed that our metabolism isn’t keeping pace with our super active lifestyle or our revved up drive.  We’re putting on weight. It’s difficult to know what to eat these days.  What kind of food is best for eating on the run?  A busy schedule?  There’s so much conflicting advice that it’s no wonder we Read More