Food Swap Friday: Will the Real Power Bar Stand Up?

There are two classes of products that drive me absolutely crazy, because they are marketed as healthy – and are often marketed to athletes – but most are clearly anything but. One is sports drinks, most of which are loaded with GMOs, sugar, artificial colorings, and food additives. The other is the subject of today’s […]

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Swap Out your Bug Spray!

With summer and mosquito/tick season being only a week away, I figured our swap today would be of bug sprays. I consider personal care products to be “food for your skin,” so that’s why I would consider this a food swap. Being that we all take in so many toxins from a variety of sources […]

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Crunchy Potato Chip Swap!

I remember craving potato chips when I was pregnant with my first child. Not sure if it was the salt or the crunch that made me feel good. That was years ago now, and I had given up on eating chips completely, up until a few months ago, when I found a brand I fell […]

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Swap Out your Sunscreen! “Food” Swap Project #4

Happy Friday! I hope you have an exciting – or relaxing – long weekend ahead. Ready to hit the beach? Do you have sunscreen handy? No one wants to leave the great day at the shore looking like a lobster! So, a little planning and preparation can go a long way. Being a melanoma survivor, […]

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Have your Pasta and Eat It, too! Food Swap Project #3

“Bubble, bubble, pasta pot, Boil me some pasta, nice and hot, I’m hungry and it’s time to sup, Boil enough pasta to fill me up.” -sang by Strega Nona, a fictional character, in Tomie DePaola’s picture book of the same name Do you remember that children’s book series? Strega Nona would sing to her pasta […]

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Pink your Drinks for Mother’s Day: Food Swap Project #2

We all know we need to eat all the colors of the rainbow, and yes, we can blend all those colors into soups, juices, and smoothies. BUT many of us just don’t have time to make our own, right? That’s why today, I have a way you can sneak a certain, powerful color into your […]

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Welcome to the Food Swap Project! Let’s Talk Tortilla Chips.

Welcome to Food Swap Friday! I’ll be showing you how to swap out your favorite, not so good for you foods, for better, healthier alternatives that your whole family will love. Whether you’re an “anything goes” type of eater, or you have one or more food allergies/sensitivities, or you’re totally into a grain free, Paleo-like lifestyle, […]

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Bad, Better, Best: How to Make Informed Choices for a Healthier Life and Planet

Now that spring is here, are you ready to upgrade your food choices, one item at a time? I’ll be heading into various supermarkets, and showing you how to trade up questionable food choices for better ones. It’s time to bring quality back into the food equation again, and choose the foods that will enable […]

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Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

© iStock.com/jgroup Do you go from diet to diet, jumping on the latest health bandwagon all the time? As the hare, you get off to a quick start, but run out of gas before the finish line. You have “shiny object” syndrome, and hop from one one-size-fits-all approach to the next, before you see any […]

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Feel like you’re dodging potholes?

Here in New York, extreme temperature fluctuations and weather patterns have caused the highways to become flooded with potholes. There are so many that it’s not easy to avoid them! Hit too many and you’re sure to be left, stuck out in the cold, with a flat tire. Or, there might be some other kind […]

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