Making the Fourth Even More Festive

It’s almost time for the ultimate cookout: July 4th. Throwing a grill party for friends and family is a great way to enjoy spending time with loved ones and showcase your culinary skills! While you’re at it, why not upgrade your favorite summertime dishes with these easy swaps? Your guests won’t even know that these […]

Skip Iceberg Lettuce

Looking to make a salad for a healthy and light spring picnic lunch?  I highly suggest you try more flavorful and nutritious varieties like Boston, Bibb, red leaf, even exotic-sounding Asian greens like mizuna and tatsoi.  Iceberg lettuce not only lacks any real flavor, but also nutrients as well. Lettuces are generally cool weather crops […]

Spring-Clean Your Produce

Warmer weather is finally here!  It is time to open the windows, let in some fresh air, and do some spring cleaning. While you’re cleaning your house, don’t forget to take some time for yourself, too—springtime is the perfect time to start enjoying cleaner and greener foods, especially fruits and veggies. Crisp greens, flavorful alliums […]

Amazing Chia!

Chia seeds are amazingly nutrient-dense—along with being one of the best plant sources of protein and the anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats, chia seeds are a good source of calcium, manganese and phosphorus.  Chia seeds help boost energy, aid digestion and stabilize blood sugar.  The seeds were once used by Aztec warriors as a “running food” to […]

Grace’s Greek Lemon Chicken Rice Soup

It has been a cold winter here in Michigan and so we have been eating a lot of soups to keep us warm!  This my daughter’s favorite soup, so I named it after her.  It features lots of eggs in the recipe and I suggest you opt for free-range, organic eggs if possible from your […]

Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Disease!

We have been told that eggs, cholesterol and fat cause heart disease.  Yet, this is a fallacy we have been fed for years (pardon the pun).  It simply is not the truth.  It is so important for people to know about fats that I am co-authoring another book with Dr. David Brownstein about fats and […]

5 Things to Start Doing to Improve Your Health in 2014!

#1 – Eat breakfast every day When you start your day (and your blood sugar) with a balanced breakfast, you’ll have more energy and focus and you’ll feel better throughout the day.  Caffeine-laden coffee with a carb-heavy bagel or muffin is not a balanced breakfast. Nor is cereal, which is often 30% or 40% sugar […]

Have a Happy and HEALTHY Thanksgiving!

FDA rejects New Name for High Fructose Corn Syrup!

High Fructose Corn Syrup almost got a name change – does a new name make it healthier for you?  The answer to this question is NO!  It was simply another marketing ploy as more and more people wake up to the fact that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is not healthy and are looking to […]

3 Keys to Be Healthy!

#1 – Plan! #2 – Plan!! #3 – Plan!!! I cannot overemphasize how important planning is to being healthy. It is important to make time for and put energy into what you are going to have for your meals and how you are going to prepare them.  Rather than wait until you are stressed out, […]