Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge

Healthy Snacking

Does it seem like when you go to the grocery store hungry, you end up buying lots of unhealthy food? Or when you arrive starving at a holiday party, you end up eating more than you need? One way to combat this is healthy snacking! Eating nutritious snacks is a…
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Cooking Together

The holiday kitchen can be full of stress and hectic meal preparation for hungry relatives. BUT, it can also be full of creativity, merriment and delicious aromas. Here are some ways to make the kitchen less stressful and more fun this holiday season: Plan ahead! Make food preparation a family…
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Spanish Style Green Beans

These green beans are full of flavor and provide a new twist on traditional green beans. • 2 cups fresh green beans, washed and trimmed • ¼ cup water • ¼ cup onion, chopped • ½ cup green pepper, chopped • 1 teaspoon olive oil • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped…
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Managing Your “Cues”

Different “cues” in our environment can prompt us to eat more or less.  Successful weight control requires you to – decrease the cues that prompt you to eat too much of the high calorie foods and increase the cues that encourage you to eat nutritious foods. What are some of…
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Sneaking More Vegetables and Fruits into Your Diet

It can be difficult to eat right during the holidays.  Eating enough fruits and vegetables can be especially challenging, and most Americans don’t even get close to the recommended amounts. The average person consuming 2,000 calorie per day needs a total of 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups…
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