Welcome 2011!

Wishing everyone a very happy New Year filled with fun, family, friends and feeling good!  We’ve got some great new things planned at Green Mountain for 2011, so stay tuned here and sign up for our newsletter (scroll down on right side of page) to get advance notice and special promos! In that vein, today […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Sesame Peanut Sauce

When our friend Monika over at the great PCOS blog, inCYST on the Best! asked me for a recipe involving tea, I immediately thought of my sesame peanut noodles. She posted it on a blog about teas and bees, which worked nicely, since both are represented in this recipe. I share it with you now […]

Stopping a Binge with Music

I spent time at my parents’ home this past weekend for Christmas and the stereo was basically on 24/7.  Music is so important in our family; we are all huge fans and it brings us a lot of joy.  Whether it was watching musicals like Camelot, dancing around the house to the Black Keys, stifting through […]

Healthy Cooking Monday – Green Mountain Sauteed Tempeh

Today’s blog is brought to you by my partner in crime, Chef Jon.  Tempeh is a protein option that our vegetarian guests enjoy, especially when served this way.  We like to use organic Vermont-produced Rhapsody Tempeh in our Green Mountain at Fox Run kitchen; try it the next time you celebrate Meatless Monday. Tempeh originated in Indonesia. It is created […]

Holiday Greetings

Here’s wishing you and yours a peaceful and pleasurable holiday weekend, whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  Enjoy the days eating what you want in a way that feels good, having fun playing with family and friends and feeling great!

Healthy Cooking Thursday – The Secret Ingredient is Love

The title of this post is something I often find myself saying to the ladies who come to Green Mountain. There is no greater truth than this, that if you do not truly love what you are doing, there is no reason that you will find satisfaction in it. This goes for when you are […]

Easy Holiday Planning – Taking Care of Your Needs

One of the things I’ve had validated by a fantastic member of our behavior staff, Darla Breckenridge, is to put yourself at the top of your to-do list. What I used to call “selfishness,” Darla has reframed for me as “selfness.” I’ve always explained it as “I am my top priority.” Sounds somewhat selfish, but […]

Healthy Holiday Eating: Practice Makes Perfect

It’s the day of the party. You wake already worried about how you’re going to manage the cheeses, chips, dips, nuts, drinks, cookies…the list goes on. You imagine countless strategies to keep you away from the temptations of the season. Actually, you don’t have to work hard to come up with those strategies; everywhere you […]

It Happened This Week: Imagining Eating, Stress and Weight Gain, & Vermonting at Buttermilk Falls

Interesting research out this week about the potential benefits of imagining you're eating something, instead of really eating it. It may help you eat it more mindfully when you do partake. Exercise before breakfast might help ameliorate the after-effects of too much holiday indulgence, according to a study reviewed in this New York Times article. […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Calamari Salad

As some of you out there know, one of my favorite things about the holidays is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, my husband Jamie's family tradition which I have co-opted into a week of seafood leading up to Christmas Day.  While it may seem like it's easy to eat healthy when seafood is all […]

Kitchen Gadgets You Can’t Live Without

As a dietitian I’m always brainstorming on ways to make healthy eating easier. One idea that I got from a fellow staff member at our fitness and health retreat, was to make green drinks. For months I made fun of her for drinking blenderized greens because it sounded awful to me, but after resurrecting some […]

F-U-N & Healthy Eating This Holiday

Do the words “healthy” and “holidays’ seem to conflict when it comes to eating? If so, check out how we spell healthy holiday eating at Green Mountain! F – Fully participating in life without worries about body size. U – Using our internal cues to guide us in making the right choices for us. N […]

It Happened This Week – Baby Spanx, Healthy Vermont, Food Allergy Awareness

A friend of our blog, FitBottomedGirl, wrote this week about babies on diets, baby Spanx, and disordered eating in children, which is sadly on the rise.  But she offers better ideas to develop a healthy relationship with food for your children, too. Speaking of kids, the "Pink Stinks" campaign for greater gender equality in children's toys […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Healthy Holiday Snacking Ideas

Oh the temptations of the holidays…  Whether your weaknesses lie in the platefuls of Christmas cookies or in the salty goodness of a party mix, there are plenty of minefields to navigate around at this time of year.  It can be difficult to be mindful about making smart choices when there's easy accessibility to so many delicious and […]

Self Monitoring for Better Health

At our healthy weight loss retreat in the (currently snowy) town of Ludlow, we discuss self monitoring often. In a nutshell, self monitoring is periodically taking stock of where you are at with a behavior or habit. For example, I track all of my physical activity on a calendar and if a block of days […]

Meet the Green Mountain Staff: Robyn Priebe, RD

Continuing our series revealing the secrets of our staff here at Green Mountain, I bring you Robyn Priebe, dietitian extraordinaire, defender of normal eating and all things chocolate.   The Green Mountain You What’s your role at Green Mountain at Fox Run? I started working for Green Mountain at Fox Run in the Fall of […]

Preventing Relapse: Emergency Procedures for Getting Back on Track

For those of us still working to learn how to listen to and trust our internal cues, the holidays can be a challenging time.  When we overdo — and it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll overdo a bit during this time of wonderful, not-the-usual food in abundance — if we drop back into our old habits […]

It Happened This Week: The Holidays Are Here!

  Worried about eating well during the holidays?  Consider this review by Ellie Krieger, celebrity RD, of The Great Fat Debate  that occurred last month at The American Dietetic Association annual meeting:  Total fat doesn’t matter, refined carbs are worse for your heart than saturated fat, and we need to focus on quality and calorie […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Spiced Mulled Wine

Here it comes…that [family…office…neighborhood] party where [Aunt Millie…Diane from accounting…that busybody Rachel] always makes her famous egg nog. That famous and delicious egg nog that's chock full of fat and calories, in addition to too much rum. Yikes! I don't know about you, but when I come across a great egg nog (or, to be […]

I’m Too Tired to Cook

Have you ever had one of those nights where you are too exhausted to cook a meal, but you need to feed yourself or others at home? When the option of suggesting “go pour yourself a bowl of cereal” is out, it’s nice to have a few quick and easy meals you can throw together […]