What Is Gluten?

From our neighbors and friends to celebrities and politicians, most of us probably know at least one person who is trying to avoid eating gluten. In fact, as many as 29 percent of US adults have admitted they want to cut down on the amount of gluten they eat or eliminate it all together.  Gluten-free […]

A Healthy Lunch Idea: Gluten Free Tuna Cakes

Whether you need to eat gluten free or not, these tuna cakes are always a crowd pleaser at Green Mountain at Fox Run. Feel free to deviate from this healthy lunch idea by adding your choice of diced celery, roasted red pepper, herbs, lemon or lime zest or even swapping oil and vinegar for the mayo. […]

Will a Gluten-Free Diet Help You Lose Weight?

If you go by what pop star Miley Cyrus says, the answer to the question in the title of this post is a resounding yes! Miley has been the focus of media attention because of her recent weight loss, and last week ‘fessed up to eliminating gluten because of an “allergy” (gluten isn’t technically an […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Smoked Chickpeas over Couscous

I love smoked paprika.  It can turn the blandest dish into something really special.  According to Deanna Seagrave-Daly, the talented RD (registered dietitian) who developed the following recipe, smoked paprika comes as dulce (mild and sweet), agridulce (medium spicy), and picante (spicy hot).  She recommends substituting it in recipes that call for red pepper flakes […]

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 […]

It Happened This Week: Living to Eat, Intuitive Eating & Trust

Do you eat to live or live to eat?  The Wall Street Journal reviews research into why fatter folks might fall in with the latter camp.  We'd love to see research included that looks at the effects of deprivation on brain signals. Weightless blog interviews Christie from Honoring Health about intuitive eating and includes a […]

Healthy Recipe Thursday! Holiday Fruit Bars

I’m getting ready to host our annual end-of-year staff party at my home this weekend.  We always hold it the day we close at Green Mountain for a few weeks.  Everyone is so happy, knowing we’ve got a little down time in store.  Well, except for the holidays, that is.  I always spend so much […]

Healthy Recipe Thursday! It’s Holiday Cookie Time!!

The ‘net is filled with the smell of baking cookies.  At least it seems that way.  Every food blog I see has stories of Christmas cookies past and present, and Twitter, well, suffice it to say that all the conversation about cookies has me thinking I need to break out the baking sheets. Rather than […]

Healthy Recipe Thursday! Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake

When Pies Aren’t An Option With Thanksgiving just around the corner, thoughts of dessert come to mind. My kids don’t like pies, so cakes are always a staple at our Thanksgiving. This Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake, courtesy of Nicole at Pinch My Salt, recently caught my eye. Moist, tender, packed with tart apples and cinnamon, […]

Healthy Recipe Thursday: Lemongrass Chicken

Today’s recipe is courtesy of Tram Le, RD, author of the lovely blog Nutrition to Kitchen….  It’s an amazing collection of recipes, I think all developed by Tram.  Or maybe they’re a lot of “recipes” that were handed down to her.  She actually says she wasn’t given recipes — just an intuitive ability balance flavors […]

Is Gluten-Free the Next Big Weight Loss Diet?

You might ask what world I’m living in with that question if you’ve followed weight loss diets for any amount of time.  ‘Cuz you’d know that gluten-free has been around a while as a way to lose weight. I’m skeptical of the advice as a weight loss strategy in and of itself.  But I’m not […]

It Happened This Week: French Women, ‘Curing’ Diabetes and Gluten-Free Labels

Green Mountain made the news this week on Msnbc.com: “Have a Blast and Get in Shape with a Fit Trip.” For all the talk about French women not getting fat, it turns out that being thin has it’s downsides. The Guardian reports that “while a new study has confirmed that French women are indeed the […]