How to Prepare Foods the Healthy Way


You’ve heard me say plenty of times that you need to choose whole, unprocessed foods, while avoiding the processed, packaged items.  This step alone will make anything you cook more healthy.  But the way you prepare your foods is also going to impact the nutritional value of the end result. Use leans cuts of meat.  […]

What Basic Cooking Tools Do You Need In Your Kitchen?


As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, one of the keys to healthy eating is to cook for yourself. But the problem is, cooking can feel like a chore. And that’s especially true if your kitchen doesn’t have the equipment you need to make meals fast and easy.

How to Eat Healthy When Others in Your House Aren’t Doing the Same

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It’s hard enough to develop healthy habits when you’re living alone. But if there are others in your household, you may find it even more difficult.  Your housemates, friends and family members may not be on board with your healthy lifestyle.  That leaves you faced with extra temptation, such as the donuts, cookies, pizza, candy, […]

How to Turn High-Calorie Recipes Into Delicious, Nutritious Meals

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Have you ever found a recipe that looked absolutely delicious, but then a closer inspection made you realize that the end result is going to be unhealthy? This happens for two main reasons. Specifically:

The High-Calorie Dangers That Lay Hidden In Your Favorite Foods

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Some of the foods you eat sound innocent enough, even healthy.  I’m talking about foods like chicken and salmon. Or even beverages that you know to be fine for daily consumption, like tea and coffee. But heads up: Some of these “healthy” foods could be loaded with hidden calories, fat, preservatives and other things that […]

August 2012: Moroccan Beef (Buffalo or Kangaroo) & Chickpea Chili (Lunch)

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Check out this recipe I made over the weekend…it is simply DELICIOUS!  Even if you don’t like chili – or hot foods, you can omit the cayenne pepper and it’s still very yummy – and very easy to make.   It’s high in protein and super nutritious.  Ideal for a quick lunch (the chickpeas are […]

July 2012: Breakfast Quinoa Sweet Potato Bake


Here is a fabulous substitute breakfast for those of you who are getting a little bored with oats! Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) has been labelled a superfood by many and here are a few good reasons why: it has a high protein content of 14g per 100g of seeds! it’s gluten free, low GI and high […]

Delicious Guilt Free Desserts (video)!


G’day – I am on my way to New Zealand!  Right now I am in Miami airport waiting to fly to LA.  Four planes and 36 hours later door to door, I will be in the homeland of my Dad, Kiwi-land! I will be on the road for 6 weeks travelling in New Zealand and […]

How to Find Healthy Recipes


Once you take control of your own health, you’ll probably find yourself scouring your old recipe books and looking online for healthy recipes.  But if you’re like most people, you may have some problems deciding which recipes are healthy.  Or maybe you’re having troubles locating a good source of these healthy recipes. Fortunately, this article […]

The Joys of Learning to Cook


Maybe you’re not much of a cook. Maybe you look at cooking as a chore. Or perhaps you just assume that you’ll dislike it, even though you’ve never really tried it. But here’s the thing – learning to cook is one of the keys to taking control of your health.  Consider these points: 

Essential Items For Your Get Lean Kitchen


As you move along with your weight loss diet program, it’s important that you’re taking some time to think about what tools, resources, and staple foods you make sure you always have on hand as this will play an essential role in ensuring that you maintain the plan like you’re supposed to. One major reason […]

How to Organize Your Kitchen


Imagine this… You just discovered a recipe that sounds absolutely fabulous to you. You know you have all the ingredients you need, so you head to the kitchen immediately to start cooking.  But then… You can’t find that particular spice you need. Some of your needed utensils are dirty. Your knives aren’t sharp. And you […]

How to Read Labels at the Grocery Store


The key to healthy eating is to understand the nutritional value of everything that you put into your mouth. And that’s why it’s so important for you to learn how to read labels when you’re grocery shopping.  Just follow these tips and you’ll be a label-reading pro in no time…

How to Shop for Healthy Snacks


If you’re like me, you like to carry healthy snacks with you wherever you go. That way you don’t need to depend on convenience store foods, fast foods or even vending machines snacks if you get hungry. Unfortunately, however, sometimes it’s just not practical to carry your own snacks. At other times, you get caught […]