Tasting Mindfulness

Healthy Fast Food–easy as one, two, three

You asked for it.  You got !  Everyone is always wanting to know the alternatives to driving through the fast food lane–how to eat healthy without a lot of work or money.  So, I have decided to find, try out, and blog a “healthy fast food” recipe or meal idea from time to time that meets

Finding your balance in the New Year!

Driving back from St. Louis on Monday morning, I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition.  The story about how parenting style plays a role in teen binge drinking reminded me of how our own attitudes towards ourselves affect our eating behavior.  The study by researcher Stephen Bahr at Brigham Young University looked at three types

Walking the Path of the Mindful Eater

I’ve been teaching the Eat for Life class for about three years now and have heard many stories of how people proceed along the path of becoming mindful, intuitive eaters.  At the end of the ten week class, people will be at various places.  Many people are able to do things like give up dieting, stop

Ho! Ho! Holiday Mindful Eating Tips

I really don’t eat much differently during the holiday season than I do the rest of the year.  So when I think about how to approach the holidays, I think about what I normally do and then add a few extra ideas that help address the special challenges we face during the holiday period.  First

Eat your Brussels Sprouts!

First of all, I apologize for not getting a blog posted for a couple of weeks now. First I was busy getting ready to go on vacation, then I went on vacation, and now I’m almost back.  I say “almost” because I’m writing this while flying back from St. Kitts, a little island in the

To be a “locavore”

I recently had a conversation with someone who sparked my interest in the term “locavore.”  The word “locavore” was the word of the year for 2007 in the Oxford American Dictionary and was the creation of Jessica Prentice of the San Francisco Bay Area.  The locavore movement is a movement in the United States and

The Happy Meal Art Project

Someone recently sent me the link to the Happy Meal art project by New York artist, Sally Davies.  I couldn’t resist sharing it with you—people I care about—in hopes that I can convince more of you not to eat at fast food restaurants.  I had heard anecdotal reports about the fact that McDonald’s food doesn’t

All About Pumpkins!!

As I mentioned in my last blog, I love anything with pumpkin in it. Not only is it tasty (in my opinion), it is also very nutritious (see nutrition facts below).  In an effort to help you enjoy the bounty of this beautiful fall, I’m dedicating this week to my favorite pumpkin recipes.  If you

Sunday Morning Musing on Food

My leisurely reading on Sunday morning was noticeably peppered with reactions and musings about the food we eat.  Because these thoughts multiplied and created such curiosity for me in such a brief period of time (in the course of only an hour) I thought I’d write them down.  What struck me and why I’m writing

TV can ruin your health

I don’t watch that much TV, but it was pointed out to me how awful the food ads are, particularly from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (exactly when people tend to sit in front of the TV and eat).  The food that’s advertised tends to be similar to the food that you see in the picture