Your Low-Fat Baking Substitutes

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Wish you could trim some of the calories and fat from your favorite sweets? Make these substitutions when you bake. No one will know the difference — except maybe your waistline! Remember, taking in too many calories will result in weight gain. And, being overweight or obese puts you at a higher risk for cancer […]

Garlic, The “Stinking Rose”

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“Garlic used as it should be used is the soul, the divine essence, of cookery. The cook who can employ it successfully will be found to possess the delicacy of perception, the accuracy of judgment, and the dexterity of hand which go to the formation of a great artist.” Mrs. W. G. Waters in ‘The […]

10 Recipes: Cooking With Garlic Was Never Better

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Preparing roasted garlic: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice off top 1/3 of each head of garlic (can be reserved for another use!) and peel off outer layers of skin. Place heads close together in shallow baking dish just large enough to hold garlic. Drizzle 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil over each head. Cover […]

Can You Lose Weight and Still Drink Alcohol?

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You may be asking if counting calories when it comes to your diet can include or exclude the calories in alcohol, right? Unlike carbohydrates, protein, and fat, alcohol is not an essential source of calories, and it is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals your body needs to function. Some people say that […]

The Great Grocery Store Tour – Nutrition While You Shop

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Shopping for a healthier diet can be confusing, even for the most nutritionally-savvy individual.  For a healthy New Year attend a grocery store tour lead by registered dietitian, Gail Posner, R.D., M.S.  Learn to choose wisely from the vast array of foods in the market for optimal energy and health, to lose weight, or control diabetes, […]

Go Coconut! 12 Ways To Eat Coconut Oil (Coconut Oil Is A MUST!)

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Organic Coconut Oil is a must for a multitude of reasons. I don’t go a single day without using or eating this natural powerhouse. Read: Coconut Oil Continues To Be THE Healthy Choice, written by our Natural Nutrition Advisor, Linda Wolschlager. Enjoy your day!  Always love & healthy choices, Allison Coconut oil is a versatile foodstuff and […]

5 Ways to Improve Sleep Through Nutrition

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1. Tryptophan foods Tryptophan is an amino acid that is a precursor to seratonin which regulates sleep patterns. Food sources include chicken, turkey, fish and eggs. Vegetarian sources include seaweeds, spirulina and spinach. Having adequate protein intake through every day will ensure that you have all the amino acids required for regular sleep cycles. Protein […]

Food Fight or Exercise Attack

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Everyone of us has the right to enjoy the over-load of delicious holiday treats that are nearly impossible to avoid this time of year. So, don’t fight the fun and yummy indulgences for the next six weeks – that’s entirely exhausting and worthless. A mindful and sensible approach to eating, right along side a consistent […]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Crumble Bars (Vegan)

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Pumpkin is this season’s magic ingredient, so let’s celebrate with a pumpkin treat that won’t leave you with a sugar hangover! Full of wholesome ingredients, these Pumpkin Crumble Bars are yummy on their own and even more magical topped with coconut manna or your favorite coconut ice cream. This recipe calls for a layer of […]

Take A Mindful Breath This Holiday Season

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How many times have we made up our minds that this holiday season “we are going to be good”. We begin to plot and plan and make up a thousand different scenarios in our minds about what we will and what we won’t allow ourselves to eat, only to find ourselves abandoning our best plans […]