Peanut Butter Banana Boats

Lots of people eat three square meals a day, but to me that has always seemed like a very hungry way to go through life. When my schedule allows, I much prefer to eat between five to six times a day, with two or three snacks sprinkled in between three smaller meals. This tip is … Continue reading

Beating the Winter Blues: Blueberry Pineapple Oatmeal

In the spirit of keeping New Year’s Resolutions, I’d like to share a meal that is a staple in my diet. As you might know, breakfast is very important, and some folks go as far as saying that it’s the most important meal of the day. This is because your metabolism can’t start revving until … Continue reading

Banana Sunshine Breakfast Smoothie

Hey, Good Looking! Hope 2013 has been good to you so far! Yesterday I posted to the Chicago Dietetic Association’s blog, featuring a recipe for a “Banana Sunshine Breakfast Smoothie.” It’s only 255 calories, high in protein and fiber, gets you nearly all your daily vitamin C, and contains a good amount of omega-3 fatty … Continue reading

Maddie & Bella Coffee Co: A Fresh Spin on Coffee Creamer

Hey, Good Looking! Hope this Monday treated you well! Today was an incredibly mild day here in Chicago…the temperature got up to 72 degrees. I’m no meteorologist, but that seems a bit unusual for December… Other than being mystified by the weather, I posted on the Maddie & Bella Coffee Co.’s blog about a topic … Continue reading

A Taste of Fall: Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Muffins

As seen on the Chicago Dietetic Association’s blog…to visit their website, click here. This year in Chicago, fall arrived with a flourish, riding in on crisp winds with the promise of all things autumn. It’s precisely this time of year that makes me so thrilled that I am back in my sweet home of Chicago … Continue reading

Not All Greek Yogurts are Created Equal

By now, if you haven’t heard about the craze surrounding Greek yogurt, you’ve at least probably noticed the influx of it in the dairy aisle at your grocery store. The hulabaloo is not without merit – the best of the Greek yogurts pack a lot more protein than regular yogurt (more than double in some … Continue reading

Making the Joys of Coffee More Joyful

Here’s something I take for granted: My morning latte is healthy. Most people’s morning lattes/coffees are NOT healthy. All those saturated fats from 2% or whole milk or creamers…all those unnecessary added sugars from syrups and creamers… STOP THE MADNESS! I LOVE my morning coffee for many reasons: It gives me that delightful caffeine boost. … Continue reading