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The Easy Way to Tackle Major Diet Changes for Your New Year’s Resolution

I used to avoid making New Year’s resolutions as they seemed so silly and unattainable. Exercise more, eat right, take my vitamins, etc., etc., etc. But last New Year’s I embraced the tradition with some very specific milestones. By breaking my wish list into baby steps, I am once again moving forward […]

Peanut Butter Cups for Breakfast

Originally published on Kids Cuisine.
Between Halloween and holiday treats, candy is aplenty at this time of year. Did you worry about how to deal with all the candy your kids brought home? As I listened to friends with young children discuss various schemes for limiting candy, I wondered if this is one example of worrying […]

Choosing the right carbs with the Glycemic Index

By now, it is common knowledge that complex carbohydrates such as whole grains are better for you than refined sugars and processed food. Choosing these types of carbs may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, and certain types of cancer. Beyond processed foods and desserts, how do you […]

Post-Holiday Detox Tea

Phew, the holidays are almost over, and I don’t know about you, but I’m stuffed! Before we hit up the last of the season’s craziness – New Year’s Eve – it’s time to recharge with a little detox tea.
If you’re feeling bloated, puffy or just plain gross, this tea is the cure. Drink a few […]

Warm Winter Beverages, Light Yet Fulfilling

For roughly seven years, we lived in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. It was around year six that the novelty of shoveling piles of snow began to wear off. Nonetheless, I do often miss those relaxing days by the fire, nestled in a soft blanket with a hot beverage in hand, just watching […]

Giving the Gift of Fitness

With the Christmas holidays nearly upon us, the folks at Shape magazine have put together a shopping guide that just may help you cross your favorite workout lover off your shopping list:

Gold’s Gym Alpine Tech adjustable weight jumprope ($11 at Wal-Mart)
CherryMax Hammerhead sled to give you total control on steep or icy hills ($299 at […]

It’s Prime Time for Persimmons

You’ve seen them in the market. You’ve admired their brilliantly colored orange skin. You’ve picked them up, perhaps even sniffed them, then put them back and purchased some pears instead.
Poor persimmons. They are winter gems but just aren’t as well known apples and pears. That might be about to change.
Though there are about a dozen […]

Barley and Bean Salad

By Ralph Villers
With help from Patti Villers

We tolerated a Nor’easter last week, so we are thinking about a summer salad. Further, we have been looking for another use for barley. Of course, just about everybody has probably had barley in a soup, as did we last week. However, we are intrigued about other uses of […]

Introducting Ask Ralph

Ralph Villers and his wife, Patti, are regular contributors to Fit Fare. Now, Ralph has agreed to answer reader questions about what it’s like to be in a wheelchair, how he maintains his health and more. See below for information on how to ask a question.
Did your eating habits change when you began to use […]

What Do Vegetarians Eat at Christmas?

If you’ve got a vegetarian coming for Christmas, and you’re not sure where to start, here are a few ideas:
First, check which variety of vegetarian they are: a lacto-vegetarian will eat dairy products, but not eggs; an ovo-lacto-vegetarian will eat eggs as well as dairy products. If they’re vegan, you’ve got a whole different set […]