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Spring and Summer Detox Tips

May 1, 2012 in Uncategorized by Jerrell

It’s great to find a credible source of information when there are so many “plans” available that promote impractical and possibly harmful detox diets, promising weight loss at rates that are possibly dangerous, and such that you’ll almost certainly regain the weight very quickly.  Here are some spring and summer detox tips to get you started. Spring and early Summer are ideal times to detox. So if your New Year’s resolutions to get healthy fizzled out after a couple of weeks it’s not too late to get your health back […]

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Healthy Eating on the Run: 20 Quick Tips

March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized by Jerrell

You probably eat out a lot—most Americans do. People are looking for fast, easy and good-tasting foods to fit a busy lifestyle. Whether it’s carry-out, food court, office cafeteria or sit-down restaurant, there are smart choices everywhere. Here are 20 tips to help you eat healthy when eating out. 1. Think ahead and plan where you will eat. Consider what meal options are available. Look for restaurants or carry-out with a wide range of menu items. 2. Take time to look over the menu and make careful selections. Some restaurant […]

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Color Your Plate with Salad

March 29, 2012 in Uncategorized by Jerrell

Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful main dish or side salad. Keep basic ingredients on hand for a quick addition to any meal. Encourage kids to eat more vegetables by setting out ingredients to make their own salad creations. Or, let them choose individual items with salad dressing as a dip. Mix and match ingredients by choosing one or more foods from each column below. Consider flavor, texture and color. Add a light salad dressing and enjoy! Start with Leafy Greens • Arugula, Boston or Bibb lettuce, […]

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables: Part Two

March 28, 2012 in Uncategorized by Jerrell

Continued from Part One….more ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables… 11. “Sandwich” in fruits and vegetables. Add pizzazz to sandwiches with sliced pineapple, apple, peppers, cucumber and tomato as fillings. 12. Wake up to fruit. Make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle. 13. Top a baked potato with beans and salsa or broccoli and low-fat cheese. 14. Microwave a cup of vegetable soup as a snack or with a sandwich for lunch. 15. Add grated, shredded or chopped vegetables such as […]