9 Smart Strategies to Cut Down on Your Grocery Bill

According to research by Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters®, Americans still struggle with the economics of eating well.  In fact, low-income families claim that cost is the biggest barrier to eating healthy foods. You don’t have to break the bank to eat well! To help shed some light on this subject matter, I am providing […]

The Great No-Sugar Experiment

Early last month, my little boy Luke came to me and said, “Mom, I want to eat really healthy. I want to go a whole week without sugar.” Spoken from the mouth of someone who sadly inherited a sweet tooth from yours truly, I was taken aback. Moreover, I couldn’t let him venture into a […]

The “health-o-meter” approach to eating

This weekend, my son Luke turned to me and said, “Mom, I wish I could invent a health-o-meter, a machine where you could input a DK Donut in and something healthy would come out.” Though he might make millions if he could invent this sort of contraption, I’m not sure what a donut transformation might look […]

A Bite is Not Enough

The USDA recommends that we eat less by avoiding oversized meals. I couldn’t agree more, especially in a culture of all things supersized. However, as I mentioned in a blog post last week about my health calendar experiment, I find that eating more meals, as opposed to fewer of them, helps maintain body weight and […]

Should junk food be taxed?

When I was a little girl, I have vivid memories of walking to the local convenience store with my granddad in tiny Gadsden, TN  just so he could buy me a Coke. Nothing tasted better than that bottle of sugary syrup, and that insignificant, yet cherished, time with my “Nannanny” will always have an imprint […]