Fruit: Finding Flavor in the Fall

I always associate fruit with summer – serving watermelon and cantaloupe at picnics, picking fresh strawberries, and eating juicy Georgia peaches. Those hot summer days make fruit a natural choice – it’s cold, full of water and refreshing. Naturally, as cooler days move in, we gravitate towards warmer comfort foods like stews and soups. Despite […]

Thanksgiving Dinner: Including Foods to Fight Cancer

Growing up in the Midwest, we pretty much had the same traditional meal each Thanksgiving. Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, homemade egg noodles (to top the potatoes – from our German roots), candied yams, cranberry salad and yeast rolls. I experienced my first traditional Southern Thanksgiving with a friend’s family […]

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

It’s that time of year. Parties, celebrations, big family get togethers and meals. Unhealthy food is everywhere. How do you manage without gaining the dreaded holiday pounds? Studies have shown that most people gain only one or two pounds; however, the majority of Americans rarely lose the weight after the holidays. If you add one […]

Carbonated Beverages & Your Health

I don’t drink soda often. Knowing that most provide 150 calories for just 12 ounces, I decided many years ago that I’d rather eat and chew than drink my calories. It’s just more satisfying. However, there are rare occasions when I will drink soda, but it’s almost always calorie-free and usually because my options are […]