Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia

You might remember that catchy jingle from Chia Pet ads in the 80’s. Remember those furry little figurines that grew green sprouts that looked like fur? These days chia seeds are becoming more widely known for their health benefits. Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family. Its…

Is There Something Fishy About Tilapia?

As a Florida native and wife of a sometimes fisherman Tilapia isn’t something I’ve ever heard my husband talk about catching. Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, even Wahoo, yes. But never Tilapia. So, when I started noticing it often in magazines and on-line I questioned whether it is a healthy choice like most fish, or not. I…

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Back to school days are here again and our kids need healthy foods throughout their school day to fuel up and ensure optimal learning.  A study published in the Journal of School Health revealed that children with healthy diets perform better in school than children with unhealthy diets and those with increased fruit and vegetable intake and less…

Cherries, Delicious With Lots of Health Benefits To Boot

I just ate the most delicious, juicy, sweet cherries and was inspired to write about it. They are in season right now and are heavenly. I have a confession to make …ready…ok, here goes…Eating fruit is a little hard for me. You can ask my Mom, growing up fruit wasn’t my go to snack. Obviously…

Are You an Emotional Eater?

Take a minute and ask yourself these questions. Do you feel guilty when you eat certain foods? When you eat something “bad” is it hard to stop? Do you often feel deprived because you don’t get to eat what you want? Do you think, “Oh well, I’ve already blown it. I might as well keep eating and restart…