This summer, with temperatures reaching well into the 90's and humidity levels above 60 percent, staying well hydrated is important for everyone, especially when exercising. I have been trying my best to find the perfect re- fueling beverage for my post run recovery drink. Consuming enough water is most important but replacing lost electrolytes and getting the right balance can be a challenge for some. Too much sugar or sodium can cause some runners to cramp up so I look for beverages with low sugar content but ones that contain essen...

May 20, 2018

If you love the spiralizer tool, you’ll love this recipe for using it!

Ingredients: 

• 2 zucchini 

• 1 summer squash 

• ½ tsp olive oil 

• ½ lb. washed button mushrooms 

• 2 veggie burgers (your choice). My favorite is Hilary’s 

• Tomato sauce (healthy store-bought or homemade). One of my favorite brands is Rao’s Tomato Basil. (Ingredients: Italian tomatoes, olive oil, fresh onions, fresh basil, salt, fresh garlic, black pepper, oregano).

Directions: 

Wash the zucchini and squash. Then peel or “spiralize” each one into long, slim “noodles” (se...

May 6, 2018

 I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t always have time to make a meal. But I know how important it is to make a lot of my own meals in order to live the healthy lifestyle I want. That doesn’t mean cooking has to be a chore, though! My favorite kitchen tools help me and my hubby make delicious, nutritious meals and snacks – faster and easier than we ever thought possible. I’ve listed them below and provided links for you to see the product. Please note -- I don’t promote any one brand over another unless specified below. Most of the it...

Now is a great time to learn about the benefits of tea and why you might want to swap out your coffee for tea, add it to your day, or continue drinking it if you’re already a tea-lover.

Tea dates back to 2700 B.C. According to an article published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chinese legend says that leaves from an Camellia sinensis plant fell into Emperor Shennong's cup of boiling water – and tea was born, brewed and boosted around the world for its soothing qualities and powerful health benefits.

In the past two years, s...

January 4, 2018

Winter Flu season is here, Bee Fitters, so you need to consume lots of antioxidants to help build up your immune system. Here's one of my favorite juices to help ward off a cold! 

This juice recipe contains cucumber, which adds phytonutrients with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.

Ingredients: 

• 1 green apple 
• 1 large cucumber 
• 1/2 bunch of curly kale 
• 1 handful of spinach 
• 1 handful of parsley 
• 1 lemon 
• 4-5 stalks of celery

Directions: 
Push ingredients through juicer one at a time. Always put...

June 9, 2017

Here's a delicious way to get in your veggies for the day. As I said in Wednesday's post, I like to include a green smoothhie almost every day!

Simple Summer Smoothie!

Ingredients: 
• 1 cup coconut milk 
• 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks 
• 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks 
• 1/2 a frozen banana, in two-inch chunks 
• 1 handful spinach 
• 1 serving vanilla Vega protein powder (optional)

Directions: 
Place all ingredients in blender and pulse, then blend until smooth. Makes two servings.

Remember, Folks, food determines how we feel and heal!

June 25, 2016

Did you know that approximately 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Yes, it's true. Some might not even be aware that they are dehydrated, especially if they are elderly. As we age, our thirst diminishes. We then often mistake thirst for hunger and eat instead of rehydrating with fluids. There are several signs of dehydration. Here are just a few:

~ Low energy/ lethargy

~ Sleepiness

~ Muscle cramps, especially following an athletic competition

~ Poor concentration

~Dry skin

~ HUNGER!

To prevent dehydration, it's important to...

May 10, 2016

As a health coach and personal trainer, I love to see people create new habits – nutritionally, physically, and spiritually – including simple things like the breathing and balance exercises. One of the most surprising changes I have seen over the years, as my clients have committed to eating cleaner and minimizing processed foods, is an increased feeling of calm. Yes, there is a TON on everyone’s plate – including mine -- and yet, I feel like I have more SPACE than usual. Many clients also tell me that they enjoy cooking more because...

March 11, 2016

Well...ARE YOU READY for SPRING?

 

You CAN look and feel better, have more energy, lose weight, and reduce or eliminate your food-related symptoms. Please click here to learn more about my online coaching programs or better yet, make an appointment for one of my upcoming Spring workshops, beginning April 8th at Community Park in Princeton at 9am. I will share important health tips and after the presentation, we will spend a few minutes walking or jogging and then enjoy a healthy picninc snack or lunch. Cost per Spring workshop: $15. To...

January 27, 2016

 

I’m not sure how chocolate and candy hearts became the symbol for Valentine’s Day, but I do know that the latest research continues to show us that sugar can be significantly harmful to our health. So harmful that in an April, 2011 article featured in the New York Times Magazine, titled "Sweet and Vicious, Is Sugar Toxic?,"  the president of Sloan Kettering is quoted as saying " I have eliminated sugar from my diet...Ultimately, it's something I can do to decrease my risk of cancer." 

 

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