7 Ways to Fight Depression during the Holidays

The last of a series of posts I wrote for another blog, this one is particularly apropos for the coming season. I had a dream the other night that was more a nightmare.  It was Ambien-induced; taking the sleep aid is not my usual habit but it was an easy way out.  Or so I […]

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Organic

I recently ran across an article titled “Why Should You Buy Organic Produce” that listed the top 10 reasons to do this.  It brought to mind that  we began featuring organic produce as well as locally-raised meats on our menus at Green Mountain a couple years ago.  We did this because of increasing evidence that […]

Is Food Addiction Real? If So, Is it Permanent?

A study released last week created a bit of a stir in the world of eating and weight. It showed that women, regardless of size, i.e., both thin and obese, who scored higher on a food addiction questionnaire, showed increased brain activity in anticipation of and when actually receiving a chocolate milkshake. It was similar […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Mustards that Make the Cut

I’m often asked by the ladies who visit our healthy weight loss spa what I have in my pantry at home. That’s a pretty multicultural spot, as I’m a fan of many different cuisines, but I try to keep to the basics without too many excessive specialty items. One place where I crave variety, however, […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Super Green Smoothie

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  While this holiday has inspired drinkables such as green beer and, ahem, Shamrock Shakes, here at Green Mountain, I can’t think of any way better to celebrate than one of Robyn’s liquid salads. It may sound odd, but I love these!  To be honest, sometimes even I don’t feel like eating my vegetables.  […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Curried Lentil Soup

Let's set aside deliciousness for a moment and consider why it might be a great idea to have more curry in your life.  First of all, curries are a great way to utilize vegetarian protein sources, perfect for a celebration of Meatless Mondays.  Secondly, many curries involve coconut milk, and it seems that everywhere you turn these days, nutritionists are talking […]

A Love Affair with Food

Staff participant Jen Joyce is back today with her observations on the relationship with food that most of us at Green Mountain have.  In a word, it’s about love. As a former dieter who has struggled with her weight most of her adult life, I always assumed that fit people had a lot more self […]