Blog Tacos with Differnt Seasoning

Tacos with a Different Seasoning

Tuesday of this week was National Taco Day. Because of that we decided to have tacos for dinner a few nights this week. Calcium, potassium, protein and antioxidants can be inside that taco shell. If you are a sodium watcher you may already know they can also pack a whole lot of sodium as well. This is what I did …

Blog The Goodness of Drinking Chocolate Milk

The Goodness of Drinking Chocolate Milk

Sugars are in chocolate milk and this is why many are afraid to drink it. There are many reasons, however, to drink chocolate milk that far outweigh the sugar content. Cow’s 1% or 2% chocolate milk and Silk chocolate brand soy milk provide protein, calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and vitamin B12 along with other vitamins and minerals. This is all …

Blog Tasty Goodness of Catfish

The Tasty Goodness of Catfish

August is Catfish Month. A mild taste and an abundance of nutrients are provided by catfish. Some of these nutrients are protein, potassium and vitamin B12. A three ounce serving of this fish without any breading or added fat provides only 120 calories and is low in saturated fat. I grew up eating fried catfish and I recall the fish …

Blog July is Ice Cream Month

July is Ice Cream Month

July is ice cream month so it is time to enjoy this delectable treat.  It sounds good, smooth, creamy and refreshing on these long, hot summer days.  Other frozen treats are enticing, but none will provide the mouthfeel that you get when you eat ice cream.  All year long I hear about frozen treats that are alternate choices for ice …

Blog Blueberries for Your Waistline

Blueberries for Your Waistline

Blueberries are a tiny, dark blue fruit that offer tremendous health benefits such as helping to reduce heart disease, slow the decline of cognitive health and can help prevent some cancers. If you have been in a grocery store lately and gone to the produce department, you know that blueberries are in season.  They look fabulous and have lower prices. …

Blog Food for the Road

Food For The Road

The car is packed and you are ready to go relax and explore a new world on your road trip.  Then in the next few hours hunger hits you and now what do you do for food?  Part of you wants to eat whatever you want because you are on vacation.  The other part of you wants to still be …

Blog Desserts for Memorial Day

Desserts for Memorial Day!

There are so many yummy desserts to savor during the Memorial Day weekend.  I have chosen a few of my favorites. You will quickly see that they mostly all revolve around ice cream or fresh fruit. Most of us spend time over this long weekend grilling and eating.  After being outside and around the heat of a grill, I enjoy …

Blog-Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Limiting foods that are high in saturated fats and eating healthy foods is a way we can help decrease our chances of getting heart disease.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.  Someone with diabetes is two to four more times likely to develop heart disease than people without diabetes.  Foods that are high in …