One of my favorite holiday recipes is Green Beans with Toasted Garlic and Almonds. It is a great health y option for those who don't eat salads. Enjoy, Bee- Fitters!
• 1 TBSP kosher salt + ½ tsp to taste
• 2 lb. fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
• 1 TBSP olive oil
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 cup sliced raw almonds
• ¼ tsp black pepper (or to taste)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 TBSP salt, then the green beans, and cook until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat the oil...
We are fully into fall, and along with the changes in temperature and the changing of the leaves, you might be feeling some changes yourself. Many people experience mood shifts when a new season arrives. Others feel more lethargic, and need to pause and recharge. That’s why it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself this month. But for most of us, it’s tempting to overindulge – snacking on leftover Halloween candy; cooking your favorite Thanksgiving dishes; baking special treats for visits with family and friends. And yet,...
I love the holiday season – time spent with family and friends; a break from my regular routine; the anticipation of just relaxing at home with my husband and my grown-up children! But the holidays can also be a challenging time, with holiday “treats” everywhere we turn. This “holiday treating” can lead to packing on the pounds throughout the season.
Do you have a GOAL for surviving the holidays? Consider which answer best describes you:
a. I would like to MAINTAIN my current weight this holiday season.
b.. I would like to LOS...
There may be football on TV, but this is YOUR game plan for a healthy, feel-good Thanksgiving weekend! Here are some of my favorite tips to help you stay on track!
• Don’t show up hungry. When you sit down for the Thanksgiving meal, you don’t want to be “starving.” Studies show that skipping meals on the big day won’t save you calories – in fact, you will tend to eat more!
• Start Thanksgiving Day with two things: : 1) A healthy, satisfying breakfast. There is not one right meal choice for everyone; if you need help figuring out wha...
November is one of my favorite months of the year… it feels like a giant pause button before the rush of the holidays begin. But November can also be challenging to our health, nutrition and fitness goals. When faced with Thanksgiving entrees, drinks , and desserts, we are often tempted into old habits or mindless eating. And when we overindulge during Thanksgiving, we’re eating foods that are typically high in calories, low in nutrients and contain a lot of sodium, sugar, and saturated fat. That’s one of the main reasons I encourage...
Halloween is around the corner, and it is a scary time of year for your health! Why? Because Halloween kicks off a fall season of "celebration treating and feasting." It is frightening when you consider that many people gain five or more pounds between Halloween and Valentine's Day. But don't worry, here are some fabulous tips for keeping you on track!
~ Start every meal off with a glass of water and continue to stay hydrated throughout the evening of celebration. If you are consuming alcohol, try to drink some water before and after...