Snack Smart

If you’re struggling to fight off winter weight gain with only healthy meals and exercise, you might be overlooking an important piece of the puzzle.  How do you snack?  Many people know how to eat a well-rounded meal but not necessarily a well-rounded snack. Consistent, healthy snacking allows you to manage hunger throughout the day.  Choosing the right…

Feeling Peachy

It almost got by us, but August is National Peach Month!  Established in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan, National Peach Month celebrates the role peaches play in the US food supply and our economy.  To celebrate this wonderful fruit, today’s post is all about peaches! Origin: The peach originated in China and was probably the…

Cool Treats: 5 Healthy DIY Recipes

Summer is in full swing, and although Chicago hasn’t been sweltering, there’s still nothing that says “summa time” better than an ice-cold treat (other than a Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff song, of course.)  But before you reach into the freezer, remember that many of your store-bought favorites are loaded with added sugars, fat, and…