As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little planning, it's easier than you might imagine.
Eating healthy can be a very difficult endeavor for most of us who have rigorous work schedules. Whether we are getting to the office in the dark or leaving well after dinner time, it's not exactly ideal for maintaining a healthy and fit body.
Every Sunday, I spend a few hours preparing fresh, healthy meals for the week ahead. This habit saves me time and money overall. If all of my lunches are made in one setting ahead of time, I don't have to rush to prepare food during the busy morning hours or foot the bill for ordering out.
As a mom and nutritionist, I always get questions about how to pack healthy, nutritious lunches for both kids and adults. Sandwiches are a lunch box staple, but they can get pretty boring day after day after day, especially if you're always relying on that old standby, PB&J.
We all have our favorite summertime foods: a juicy cheeseburger grilled to perfection, a hearty potato salad, or cool, refreshing ice cream. Here are some recipes I recommend as healthy alternatives to those warm-weather favorites.
Eating fresh food as a family is just one of our family values, and there's a special part of me that's grateful that we started our family in Italy, where that concept came to us sink or swim style. Now we're just trying to keep afloat.
Not only can planning save you time and money -- you won't be making last minute trips to the grocery store or opting for dining out as much -- but it will also help your waistline and your health, since you'll be preparing more meals at home.
As the old saying goes, when life hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Well, Heather Stouffer did, but it wasn't beverages she created. It was meals. Lots of them. Healthy, organic, hormone-free meals that families could reach for in a pinch.
Spring is a time of renewal, of first plantings and pea shoots. What better time to clean up your family's food habits? Here are four simple changes that I'm trying to bring into my own home this spring.