A Bit About the Bubbly

pouring water from glass soda bottle

“A bit of the bubbly” seems to be especially associated with New Year’s Eve. It’s common knowledge that bubbly wine needs to be labeled “sparkling wine” unless it’s made in the Champagne region of France. The only beverage that’s legally allowed to be called “Champagne” is what’s made in that specific area of France. But, […]

Vitamin D – Is a Lot OK?


The key with vitamin and mineral intake is MODERATION. Just because it sounds good doesn’t mean that a lot is great. Studies about vitamin D are a great example. Years ago on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Oprah and others were telling viewers that most people didn’t get enough vitamin D and we should all be taking […]

Super Bowl Dip Tips

Mixed Crudites with Dip

Did you know Super Bowl Sunday is the day for the 2nd largest amount of calories consumed in the year? Second only to Thanksgiving. And, unfortunately, this day of gluttony comes as many people are trying to lose weight after all their holiday feasting. Following are our Top 10 Tips for dealing with all those […]

Turkey Talk

turkey head

Thanksgiving should be that – a day of Giving Thanks. But, when I ask my students what traditions they think of with Thanksgiving, the foods are a major part of the holiday. Having turkey is one of their top traditions (along with stuffing, mashed potatoes/gravy, and pie). What’s the main thing you like about Thanksgiving? […]

Winter Squash – Nutrition Tidbits

Pumpkins in the autumn

Winter Squash Nutrition:  Recent research studies have shown that winter squashes are an excellent source of key antioxidants. Those with deep-orange flesh inside are especially high in beta-carotene, other carotenoids, and a variety of protective phytochemicals. Although these squashes could be considered to be starchy vegetables, research is showing that the type of starches in […]

What Foods Should I Buy Organic?

berries and grapes on a wooden background

Many of you have heard me talk about why you should buy organic milk. We’ll discuss that in a future blog post. But, with all the farmer’s markets and the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in a variety of places, the question is often asked, “Which foods should I buy Organic?”  Generally, stay away […]