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Spring Cleaning for Your Fridge


The official start of the new year may be January, but it’s only when all this new life buds into being in spring that it feels like a true beginning.
Something about the warm breezes, invigorating showers, and green shoots of spring makes me (and so many others) want to spruce up the house to match […]

Get Beach-Ready With Body By Glamour


The first hints of warm weather are starting to nudge into the days and grass is beginning to look positively green … ish. With the tendrils of spring spreading across our lawns and parks, you are probably starting to feel the familiar nudge to shed winter’s layers (including those extra pounds lingering from all the […]

Learn New Things Every Day


This weekend, my kids and I went with friends to a children’s museum here in Connecticut. There was an awesome display there of fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods that had bar codes to scan. When you scanned them, you learned mini-facts about each. (Did you know that corn is high in fiber?) So much […]

Test Your Thanksgiving Nutrition Knowledge


Health.com has posted a fun (or scary, depending on your perspective) Thanksgiving dinner quiz in their Healthy Eating section.
Wondering what sides to indulge in and which to avoid? Or what dessert is closest to guilt-free? Go take the quiz!
I scored an abysmal 2 out of 6. On the upside, I was overestimating the number of […]

Small Changes for Better Health


Country star Amy Grant has teamed up with the folks at Country Crock and Second Harvest to help Americans have a healthier lifestyle by integrating small changes into their regular, daily routines.
A few of their simple suggestions include:
Take it in stride: Walking is a simple way to burn calories and stay fit. It’s also an […]

How to Start Eating Local


Eating local is all the rage these days. It is good for the environment, good for local farmers, often healthier (due to the lack of preservatives and pesticides), and tastes better. I’ve been cooking local for several years now and sharing my passion with anyone who will listen. However there are a few challenges to […]

The MacUltimate Triple Six Dollar Burger


Sometimes random searches on Flickr reap frighteningly unhealthy rewards. Four burgers, four different fast food spots, all combined into one very unappetizing image. I crunched the numbers. If the photographer ate this monstrosity he would have consumed 3,800 calories and 246g of fat, 95 of which are saturated. Take THAT treadmill!
Get your antacid ready when […]

How to Find the Nutritional Value of Almost Anything


If you’re interested in healthy eating - which obviously you are, since you’re here - you might find this site useful …
Nutrition Data has a number of clever tools for you to use to fine-tune your diet for your own health needs, whatever they are - heart care, newly diagnosed diabetic, dieting, trying to gain […]

Website Watch: Vital Juice Daily


Thanks to BzzAgent, I stumbled on an interesting website called Vital Juice Daily recently. Through the site, I receive interesting (and useful) daily emails with tips on getting and staying healthy. Today’s topic? Using essential oils to ward off illness. Check it out here.