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10 Low Calorie Salad Dressings You (Probably) Already Own

10 Low Calorie Salad Dressings You (Probably) Already Own

What are some simple salad dressings using basic ingredients? I’m of the belief (and practice) that we should all eat at least one giant salad every day (I’m talking a whole head of greens). In order to keep up the habit and even look forward to it, you have to have a really tasty salad….

Road Trip Food: Eating Healthy in the Car without Pulling Over

Road Trip Food: Eating Healthy in the Car without Pulling Over

Today marks day 21 since Jay and I left Vegas for our North American Road Trip. We are currently in Toronto, having traveled over 4,000 miles across the United States and Canada. At least 7 of those days were spent entirely in the car. Consequently, I’ve gotten really good at throwing together easy clean meals…

How to Travel Healthy on Raw Fruits and Veggies

How to Travel Healthy on Raw Fruits and Veggies

When you go on a road trip, do you end up breaking down and eating fast food, convenience store snacks, or at roadside diners?  Yesterday I did the 8 hour return-drive to Vegas after staying 3 days in a Carson City hotel.  And I ate clean, delicious meals of mostly raw fruits and vegetables the…

How to Grow Microgreens, Sprouts, Veggies, & Herbs in Small Spaces

How to Grow Microgreens, Sprouts, Veggies, & Herbs in Small Spaces

It’s Earth Day Monday and summer’s coming!  To celebrate, why not grow your own salad? My motto of keeping things simple extends to growing things.  In this article, I’ll introduce you to 4 different types of edible growing I’ve done myself, and I’ll provide options for everyone whether you live in an apartment or have…

Restaurant Health Tip: Dip Romaine Hearts in Salsa

Restaurant Health Tip: Dip Romaine Hearts in Salsa

Here’s a great weight loss idea: start dipping romaine hearts into your salsa instead of tortilla chips.  Sound silly?  Now hear me out. Romaine hearts, the central leaves in the head, hold their shape when dipping and have a nice crunch when you bite into them.  Consider this your pre-dinner salad.  Just 8 leaves (40…

Quick Dinner: Chard, Mushroom Pizza, and Sweet Potato

I brainstormed this in all of the 1 minute it took for my fridge to start frantically beeping at me for holding the door open too long as I gazed inside.  I had just gotten home at the end of a long work day, and I needed something quick and without thinking. The salad.  As…

5 Food Presentation Tricks to Keep You From Reaching for Seconds

5 Food Presentation Tricks to Keep You From Reaching for Seconds

You “taste” food with your eyes and nose, too. Place a cut grapefruit in front of me, and I can smell its tangy sweetness and see each juicy, ripe section, brilliant pink in color. This combo makes me start to salivate, sending signals throughout my body, preparing it for digestion.  Food should be just as…

Parsley in Your Salad – I’ts Not Just a Garnish

Parsley in Your Salad – I’ts Not Just a Garnish

If you’ve never made a salad where parsley is the star, you’re missing out.  Beyond tabbouleh, parsley is a salad green in it’s own right. Just 3 cups chopped (a small salad) contains 62%, 24%, 25%, and 9% of  my daily requirements for Iron, Calcium, Zinc, and Vitamin E, respectively.  These four vitamins and minerals…