Author Archives for Danielle Manning

The Portion Plan: A Book Review


The Portion Plan: How To Eat The Foods You Love And Still Lose Weight is a glossy book that was released in paperback in mid-December with a promising title written by Linda Gassenheimer. The premise of the book is that you can continue to eat the foods you love, so long as you moderate the portion […]

Staying Healthy When Life Gets Crazy During the Holiday Season


For most people, the holidays are a time when the errand list gets longer, and the social calendar fills up.  If you are unlucky like I am right now, you can also be faced with a huge work deadline right before the holidays.  I’m not quite sure how I am going to get everything done […]

Healthy and Hearty Winter Soups


When the leaves begin to change, my mind turns to two things:  the NFL and soup.  Lazy Sundays have become a soup and football tradition in my home in the last few years.  Right after breakfast, I start thinking about what kind of soup I plan on making for that afternoon, and I do my […]

Quick and Easy Lunches


When you are trying to juggle many different things such as family, house, and career,  healthy eating is easy to put on the back burner.  Many people think preparing a quick and easy lunch is overwhelming, and something they could not possibly have time for.  I am here to tell you it’s not; and you […]

How to Prepare For Pregnancy


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I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve gotten married recently. Newlyweds like to mention this ad nauseam, and I am no exception. My wedded bliss is still in high gear, and I’m enjoying creating a home with my new husband. Sometimes, I admit, my mind wanders to when we […]

What to eat before a workout


Finding time to squeeze your workout in can be difficult enough. How do you handle making sure that you are nourished and full of energy when you get there? How do you make sure you don�t get cramps while you are running from that smoothie you just had? It can be tricky […]

How to stock a FitFare Pantry


There is a famous saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” This can be especially true when you are trying to eat healthy. The daily obstacles we face, whether they be cranky husbands or wives, crying children, traffic jams, mounting housework or work deadlines can leave us exhausted. […]

Soba Noodles: Japanese Comfort Food


Soba noodles are a traditional Japanese staple made from buckwheat. Soba is a comfort food to the Japanese, which they hold very dear. On a recent episode of the show No Reservations on the Travel Channel, the host Anthony Bourdain asked a group of Japanese people, �If it was your last day on […]

Experiencing the Raw Food Diet


Well folks, I spent the last week attempting to follow the Raw Food Diet. I cannot say that I stuck to the diet 100%….IT WAS HARD. However, I did stick to it about 70%. I guess that means I get a D? That being said, I am so glad that […]

Experiencing the Raw Food Diet


In order to prepare for my attempt to �eat raw� for a week, I started with a shopping trip. Fresh fruits and vegetables were the basis of my shopping list, but I knew I had to come up with some other options. I just couldn�t seem to picture eating a smoothie for breakfast, […]