timeline for better sleep

as you get older, your sleep patterns change, making it harder to fall (and stay) asleep. every little habit – from what you eat and drink to when you exercise and watch TV – can impact your sleep. following is a sample day that shows you what you can do to get the best zzz’s possible. (adjust it for your wake and sleep times.) 6:30am – Skip the snooze button 7:30am – Exercise 11:00am – Take a breathing break 1 to 2:00pm – Cut out caffeine 3:00pm – Go outside 7:00pm – Eat dinner 10:00pm – An hour before bedtime, have a … Continue reading timeline for better sleep

snack attack: pretzel crisps

when i go grocery shopping, every now and then i see a product that i hadn’t tried before that looks to good to resist – this time it is Pretzel Crisps – the marriage of pretzel and cracker. LOVE IT! probably what caught my eye that started my latest obsession was the flavor of the first bag i saw: garlic parmesan … ooooooh! i was so excited BUT what may take away from the great flavor is the salt content — not just the amount but it just tasted too salty, so much so that i had to brush off … Continue reading snack attack: pretzel crisps

50 best snack food

it’s good to snack to keep your blood sugar regular between meals but the key is to snack smart. here are 50 best snack foods according to Eat This, Not That: Best Fiber Bar: Fiber One Chewy Bars Oats & Peanut Butter Best All-Natural Bar: Lärabar Pecan Pie Best Protein Bar: Atkins Advantage Peanut Butter Granola Bar Best Healthy-Fat Bar: Kind Plus Almond Cashew + Omega-3 Best Fruit-Filled Bar: Kashi TLC Soft-Baked Snack Bars Ripe Strawberry Best Chocolate Bar: Lärabar Chocolate Chip Brownie Best Vegetable Juice: V8 100% Vegetable Juice, Low Sodium Best Fruit Smoothie: Bolthouse Farms Berry Boost Best … Continue reading 50 best snack food

“scary” food myths – busted!

been scared by some food myths? here are some that are BUSTED! Nutrition “Scare” #1: Fat Will Make You Fat! A diet high in healthy fats proved to be superior to a low-fat diet, both in terms of weight loss and overall health benefits. Saturated and trans fats have given fat a bad name, but the truth is that the unsaturated fats found in foods like nuts, salmon, and olive oil are a key component in a healthy diet. Nutrition “Scare” #2: Bread Will Make You Fat! Eating the right kinds of breads and other grains can actually help you … Continue reading “scary” food myths – busted!

best snacks under 100 calories

snack time hits at 3pm and the best way to avoid filling up on junk is to have delicious alternatives, each of which boasts around 100 calories. Turkey and Breadstick Rollups Spread two teaspoons of honey mustard on one slice of deli turkey and wrap it around a sesame breadstick. You can actually eat two of these roll-ups and still come in around 100 calories. Nuts A handful of nuts is a great option. Try 14 almonds, 17 peanuts, or 25 pistachios. Granola Bar The low-fat or low-sugar bars come in right around or just under 100. Peanut Butter and … Continue reading best snacks under 100 calories

5 foods that can trigger a stroke

stroke is the number-three killer in the U.S. a stroke occurs when a blood vessel in or leading to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot, starving brain cells of oxygen and nutrients. jere are five foods that cause the damage that leads to stroke. 1. Crackers, chips, and store-bought pastries and baked goods Aim to limit trans fats to no more than 1 or 2 grams a day — and preferably none. Avoid fast-food French fries and other fried menu items and study packaged food labels closely. Bake your own cookies, cakes, and other snacks. Search out … Continue reading 5 foods that can trigger a stroke

let wolfgang puck cater your event!

springs preserve is a cultural institution that features museums, galleries, outdoor concerts and events, colorful botanical gardens and an interpretive trail system that meanders through a scenic wetland habitat. in addition, you can book the preserve for events, like the wedding we attended. the venue is beautiful and the food is delicious. Wolfgang Puck Catering practices sustainability by providing fresh, organic, and sustainable ingredients in its cuisine. they have a variety of choices to cater to your event, including seated meal, buffet, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, dessert reception, vegan meal, tea party, box lunch and snack break. in addition to catering services, … Continue reading let wolfgang puck cater your event!

15 healthy snacks under 150 calories

it’s hard not to grab for greasy chips and empty calorie pretzels for a snack. but here are some healthy alternatives: 1/4 Cup Guacamole With 1 Sliced Medium Red Bell Pepper (140 Calories) 1 Cup Strawberries Dipped in 1 Tablespoon Melted Semisweet Chocolate Chips (115 Calories) An 18 Rabbits Bunny Bar (120 Calories) 2 Kavli Golden Rye or Wasa Fiber Rye Crispbreads With 2 Tablespoons Hummus and Cucumber (120 Calories) 45 Pistachios (148 Calories) Medium Apple With 1 Level Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter (143 Calories) 3 Finn Crisps With 1 Ounce Herbed Goat Cheese (140 Calories) 2-Percent Greek Yogurt (130 … Continue reading 15 healthy snacks under 150 calories

crunch on brad’s raw foods

one  of my gfs started eating raw foods a few months ago and she believes in the healthier diet that she’s now 80% raw. one of her favorite snacks is Brad’s Raw Foods. since she was visiting for the weekend, she brought a variety of Brad’s Raw Chips and Leafy Kale to share. if you like tortilla chips, you will enjoy these chips! most of them are flavored with extra virgin olive oil, flax seeds, sprouted buckwheat groats, sea salt and spice. some have garlic, scallion, curry, variety of peppers and/or vegan cheese. some are mild while others are HOT. … Continue reading crunch on brad’s raw foods

trader joe’s fruity flakes

one of my gfs is coming with her family so i wanted to have some fun healthy snacks around the house for the kids. while shopping at tj’s i found these little dried fruit snacks. the fruit flakes are made with 97% fruit and cut into little pieces, making them kid-friendly. coming in a few flavors, i picked up the apple watermelon and apple strawberry ones. packed in 6 individual pouches per box, they are a perfect sized snacks for little ones. ________________________________________________________________________________ pick up some fruit flakes at Trader Joe’s Continue reading trader joe’s fruity flakes

korean cooking – jenny kwak’s mom’s style

i love love love korean food but it has been one cuisine that i never considered learning how to cook – especially when there is an awesome restaurant i can easily go to that makes my favorite dishes … oh! just thinking of it, makes me so happy! anyhoo, i was at the bookstore last week and while enjoying my hot cup of coffee, i was browsing the cooking section and happened to lay my hands on the cookbook: dok suni. i ordered my copy of the cookbook online that day and it finally arrived in the mail today. i decided … Continue reading korean cooking – jenny kwak’s mom’s style

spicy cucumber salad (oye moochim)

my other favorite banchan is a cucumber dish. now, there are two of them – one is a spicy cucumber salad and the other is the cucumber kimchi. doesn’t matter which one shows up at my table, i forget about sharing – that banchan dish is MINE! tonight i made the spicy cucumber salad bcuz it uses similar ingredients to the seasoned spinach dish i already made. anyhoo, i love it! crunch crunch crunch. Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds kirby or korean cucumbers 1 tablespoon coarse salt 1-1/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sesame salt 1 teaspoon … Continue reading spicy cucumber salad (oye moochim)