Fast Food Make-Over for McDonald’s Menu

McDonald’s menu make look a little different come 2013, as the fast food giant  just announced it’s plans to revamp their 2013 menu to be more in-line with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  Some of the potential additions one might find are whole-grain English muffins, seasonal produce, egg-white options, and possibly grilled McNuggets.  Previous improvements included reducing […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Fast Vegetarian Quesadilla

Healthy fast food recipes are very important to have in your arsenal.  Time is far too precious to the average 21st century working girl, which is why so many of us take the easy way out and stop for that tempting take-out on the way home from a hard day.  But with recipes like this […]

Antipasto for Dinner – Healthy Cooking Thursday

Last weekend, I found myself craving fast food.  No, not from those golden arches or a freckle-faced purveyor of square meat…  Rather, I opened up several jars and enjoyed a glorious tradition called antipasto. Antipasto is the signal for the beginning of the meal in many Italian households and restaurants, but I like to enjoy it as […]

Quick Bean Salad – Healthy Cooking Thursday

You’ve probably heard it already; legumes are awesome.  Aside from being a lean protein choice, beans have oodles of fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, folate, and magnesium (as my friend Robyn pointed out in her recent blog about beans, which includes links to many other delicious legume recipes from our healthy weight loss program in the Green Mountains). Beyond the health […]

Weight Loss: You Can Overcome Obesity Gene with Exercise, Study Finds

People with two copies of an obesity-related gene called FTO on average are about 70 percent more likely to be obese than those who do not have the gene. However, a study of Amish people with the FTO gene shows that people are able to nullify the gene’s effect with vigorous exercise. “When we looked […]