I have noticed a lot of health hype surrounding coconut oil over the last couple years. I’m still on the fence when it comes to using it because regardless of it’s “positive” health claims, it’s also still very high in Saturated fat. But before I get into that, here’s the 411 on coconut oil. Coconut oil comes in a few forms; Virgin and refined. “Virgin” … Continue reading Coconut oil: yay or nay?
My mom and I recently traveled out of town to visit my grandma in honor of her 94th birthday! I knew I wouldn’t be able to cook/bake the types of foods I would want while visiting but I also knew I didn’t want to completely ruin my ‘lifestyle’ while out of town. I admit, one night we had pizza and of course cake (we were … Continue reading Eating healthy on the road
Today is national nut day so I encourage everyone to go nuts for nuts – not just today but on a weekly basis. Nuts are great sources of vitamin e, unsaturated fats, and protein. While they are a great snack choice, the dietitian in me must remind you to keep your snacking to only a handful. While nuts are a great healthy snack, they are … Continue reading Happy national nut day
I mentioned a few posts ago that I had my own recipe for homemade granola bars so here it is. I did end up finding a picture of my granola bars so the above picture is of my granola bars now. I used to make these when I was in college and my friends would always rave about these bars. Ingredients: – 2 cups rolled … Continue reading *most viewed recipe* Homemade berry granola bars