Healthy Living Tips
Recipe round-ups, lifestyle tips, and more! These posts will help you and your family find balance while following a happy, healthy lifestyle.
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“Free-Range,” “Organic,” “All Natural,” “Whole Grain,” — words like these are all over grocery store items and restaurant menus these days! It can be super confusing to know whether these words actually mean anything: whether a product labeled “all natural” is better than a product without that label, and how to make sure you’re not […]
Demystifying Health Food Labels: What do they all mean?
A few weeks ago, I was chatting with the husband about protein bars. Since he (and I) are vegetarian and since we are both super active, I’m always looking for healthy, veggie-friendly protein. Unfortunately, with all of the fake-meat-soy-products and soy-based protein bars out there – that’s often hard to come by. This is because soy […]
The Truth About Fake Meat & Protein Bars (or: Should You Eat Soy Protein?)
One of the things I love about being in the Bay Area is that there are tons of vacation spots within just a couple hours of home. Monterey is one of those hidden gems that is just south of the Bay Area, but feels like you’re in a destination far away. It’s a sleepy little […]
Our Trip to Monterey… And How to Recover After “Over-Indulging”
Should you “go gluten-free”? That’s a question I hear a lot, especially since gluten-free foods are everywhere. There is gluten-free bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, cupcakes — the list could go on and on! So is gluten-free the newest fad diet or is there really something to it? My answer is: it depends. Whether or not […]
Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?
One of the questions I get asked most is what I eat every day. While my day-to-day meals vary somewhat, the overall picture remains the same: tea, breakfast lunch, snack, dinner, dessert. Here’s a glimpse into what I ate yesterday – a day in the life of The Picky Eater 🙂 Every morning starts out […]
A Day in the Life …
Local and organic eating has been swiftly taking over the food movement – there are many restaurants that feature local produce/ingredients on their menus, farmers markets are growing and “eating local” has become part of the sustainability movement. So when James Kim, a writer for foodonthetable.com offered to submit a guest post on “eating local” for my […]
Eating Local 101: How, What and Why
I was really excited to have my first article What’s The Deal With High Fructose Corn Syrup? published on Blogcritics recently! After talking to a few friends, it seemed like it would be helpful to post it here as well. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has been slammed in the news a lot recently – with […]
The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup
The holidays are always my favorite time of the year – you get to take time off work, spend more time with family and friends, and of course – there’s the amazing food that goes along with it! J But for many people, especially those watching their weight, Thanksgiving can be a real challenge. Most […]