Is Body Weight Important?

My short answer to this question is yes. There are serious health consequences that come with not maintaining a healthy body weight. Being obese is defined as having a BMI greater than 29.9. Obesity increases the risk for the following: High blood pressure High LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) Low HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) High triglycerides Coronary heart disease…

Sodium Free Seasonings

The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium to 1,500 mg of sodium per day. For most people, limiting sodium to 2,300 mg a day is a great place to start since most of us consume about 3,400 mg on a daily basis. Adding flavor to food without adding salt is challenging. Over the years I’ve…

New Nutrition Facts Label

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that nutrition facts labels will be updated by July 26th of 2018* to include the following changes: The new design will emphasize calories per serving, and the number of servings in a food product For some food products that contain more than one serving, a second column of…

Potato Masher

You know how there are thousands of kitchen gadgets, and there are articles on which ones are must haves and which ones you can live without? I’ve decided that the potato masher is a must have. It’s so basic, but so useful. I like that it’s easy to clean and does not need to be plugged in….

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This is my favorite taco seasoning. The recipe provides enough seasoning for 1 lb of meat, but I often triple it to keep some in my spice cabinet for future use. I use it for tacos (obviously), enchiladas, and any recipe that calls for taco seasoning. One of the best things about this recipe is…

Green and Red Enchiladas

I try to plan at least two vegetarian meals for my weekly menu plan. Spinach enchiladas with red sauce are one of my favorite meatless dishes. Serving size: 2 enchiladas Servings per recipe: 5 Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 8 cups fresh spinach 1 clove of garlic, minced 4 Tbsp…