Favorite Meal Makeover: A Healthier Lasagna

Today we’re going to talk about one dinner meal that is near and dear to many people’s hearts – definitely mine, anyway. It’s a meal that unfortunately becomes off-limits under many diet plans. That meal is lasagna.   A typical slice of lasagna can...

Avocados: How Eating More Fat Can Actually Make You Lose Weight

It is understandable if you thought I might have gone mad when writing the title. After all, eating fat to burn fat does sound like an oxymoron and contradicts  the traditional view that a low-fat diet is what you need to lose weight. But by the end of this article, I...

Hummus Where The Heart Is

Last week I talked about why getting your protein from plants was a good idea. Everyone’s daily protein requirement is different and depends on age, gender, health status and lifestyle. Vegetarians and vegans do need to pay close attention to the amount of...

Recipe: Kale Pesto

Kale is a nutrient and antioxidant powerhouse and is certainly one of the greens that should be included in everyone’s diet. This recipe is so quick to make and can be kept in the fridge for about a week. Pesto is a very forgiving type of sauce/dip – if...