When the weather gets hot I love to host and attend as many barbecues as possible. Unfortunately, the typical spread of hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs and potato salad can wreak havoc with your diet so here are 10 tips to survive summer barbecues. If you are hosting the barbecue it’s up to you to serve healthier fare but when attending you don’t have that option.Read More
Reading nutrition labels shouldn’t be complicated or confusing. The trick is knowing what information to look at and what you can ignore. This video clearly explains how I read a nutrition label. The truth is, there’s so much information that if you try to read everything on each label you would never get out of the store.
We are all drinking lots of water these days so why not hydrate in style with homemade flavored waters? As an over fifty woman I grew up drinking water from the tap. There were no other options available except maybe for a slice of lemon plopped in your water glass at the local diner. Today we have become much more selective in what we ingest and flavored waters are quite the rage.Read More
I try to keep my alcohol consumption low so many times when I go out I drink my Sparkly Low Calorie Non-Alcoholic Sangria. The usual go to for most people when they don’t want something alcoholic is either a glass of plain seltzer or a diet soda. This drink feels festive and special so you don’t feel deprived when your girlfriends are drinking Cosmos. It’s very refreshing and delicious and has almost no calories.Read More
I love guacamole. I would love to sit in a tub of it surrounded by bowls of chips and dippers. I used to make my own because the packaged products either tasted off, were full of fillers or just way too fattening. If I wanted a good quality pre-made guacamole I needed to go to a specialty store that carried high end prepared foods.
I always want a low calorie dessert because regardless of how full I am after dinner I need something sweet to finish my meal. I love ice cream but it’s far too fattening for me to indulge in nightly so I have come up with a treat I call “Sundae in a Cup.”Read More
This week my featured fave is Suzie’s Corn, Quinoa and Sesame Thin Cakes, a gluten free, low calorie cracker that I use for every topping imaginable. They taste delicious plain but are subtle enough to use sweet or savory. What I love the most is that each cracker has only about 13 calories and that’s for a big cracker! When I need something to snack on these are my go to base for everything from peanut butter to grilled chicken to hummus. They are also extremely low sodium and fat free. There are so many women over fifty who have gone gluten free but unfortunately many gluten free products contain a lot of calories, salt, sugar or fat. Suzie’s Corn, Quinoa and Sesame Thin Cakes are about as pure as they come.Read More
I tried coming up with an interesting title for this post but what can you say about a bagel? It’s a bagel!!! To me it’s the most delicious creation to ever cross my lips. I love them so much they would definitely make the list of top five foods I’d want on a desert island. They are my Sunday treat but now that I’m a woman over fifty I eat them a little differently.Read More
I grew up the old fashioned way eating three square meals a day. I’m certain that all you over fifty women followed a similar meal plan in your house: breakfast was eggs and toast, cold cereal or if your were really lucky a Pop Tart. Lunch was usually a sandwich and dinner was meat and potatoes. As we boomer babes have aged, most of us do things a little differently now. I almost always have a traditional dinner, but during the day I like to graze on snacks, or little mini meals.Read More
What’s your favorite type of food? Are you a sushi junkie or do you prefer meat and potatoes? Chocolate cake or ice cream for dessert? Or do you gravitate more to salty treats like chips and pretzels? We all like to eat different foods at different times and this little survey will help me to better address your habits. Let me know what food interests YOU!Read More