Is It Time to Toss My Microwave?

I live in a very small space and have an old Kenmore microwave/convection oven that I’ve been cooking in for years. This oven came with my home and I have no way of knowing if it is older than my adult children, but I suspect it may be.  Over the years I’ve wondered about the […]

Mushrooms in meals make a low-calorie, high-nutrient addition!

Mushrooms can help us meet our health and weight loss goals while on the Metabolic Reset and Weight Loss Program because they are a low-carbohydrate, low-calorie, deliciously savory addition to any meal. While we love them for their flavor, they also pack a nutrient punch. Mushrooms are a rich source of B vitamins, potassium, selenium, […]

Dietitian offers advice for healthy eating as a family

Jodie Shield, a registered dietitian from Chicago has co-authored the book “Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens” (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, $25.95). She recently shared some tips for improving the quality of family meals with the Chicago Tribune. Shield recommends taking advantage of your child’s interest in television cooking shows. She says it’s a […]

Missing your favorite rice dishes in your weight-loss program? Cauliflower could be the answer!

Missing your favorite rice dishes in your weight-loss program? Cauliflower could be the answer! This cruciferous vegetable, when finely chopped, has a texture similar to rice with a great, mild flavor. Cauliflower is a good source of the antioxidant, vitamin C, as well as folate. It can be used uncooked in a cold dish, or it can be steamed […]

Missing pasta? We’ve got a solution for you!

If you thought your weight-loss diet was getting a bit monotonous we would like to introduce you to the spiralizer! This kitchen gadget produces two thicknesses of noodles and a large spiral from any number of vegetables. Items on our shopping list such as cucumber, eggplant, jicama, pumpkin and zucchini make perfect spiralized dishes! You […]

Spring Grilled Asparagus

Spring is here! Spring is here! And with it comes beautiful local asparagus to indulge in. Better yet, we’ve got a grilled asparagus salad recipe that makes a lovely weekend lunch alongside some grilled chicken. Eating asparagus can be very advantageous for your health. It is relatively high in dietary fiber and several antioxidants. Additionally […]

Versatile Cauliflower Hummus

Raw veggies make the ultimate snack. They are quick to prepare, nutritious and easy to eat on the go. Sometimes we get bored with the same old veggie routine, so here is a cauliflower hummus dip to mix it up! The best part is, you can mix and match the spices so you get a […]

Thriving Through the Holiday Season

Tips for surviving THRIVING this holiday season! In our culture, seasonal festivities are centered heavily around food. Unfortunately, these holiday foods don’t tend to be very forgiving on our waistlines!  In an effort to make your Thanksgiving both relaxing and satisfying, we’ve compiled some points to consider when planning your Thanksgiving feast. Then, check out […]

New Recipes!

Many of you have expressed that you often find yourself making the same foods over and over again—especially when it comes to preparing your proteins. There are countless flavors and seasoning combinations for meat and fish, which can be overwhelming at first when you are not familiar with preparing meals from scratch. Even if you […]

Trying New Things

Generally, I am a person who knows what she wants and most importantly, I know what I DON’T like.  I might be flexible at times (there are some things just worth being flexible over), but food is generally not one of them. That said, I probably have gotten myself into a rut with the foods […]