Better Food Choices for a Healthy Future

Put Your Best Fork Forward

It’s National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme given by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”, which reminds that we all hold the very tool to help us to make healthy food choices. Small changes we make now can really shape our future nutrition. One way to make a…

Dinner For Your Valentine

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I find romantic dinners at home super special. No rushing, no need to make reservations, and you control the environment. Plus, you definitely can’t go wrong with amazing ingredients and step by step instructions. Throw in your favorite music, candlelight, handwritten card and maybe even a movie on the couch…

Christine’s January 2017 Newsletter

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Now that the holiday rush is over and the novelty of the New Year has passed, it is a good time to look at the year ahead. At the two-week mark in January, statistics show that nearly 50% of all people that make New Year’s Resolutions have abandoned them at this point. I tend to…

Gifts That Give Back – December Newsletter

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It’s that time of year again when the weather is cold, snow is falling, family is gathering and giving gifts is tradition. I love giving gifts to loved ones and what better way to give gifts by buying from companies that give back to charities and organizations that make a big difference in the lives…

Christine’s November Newsletter

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  The last two months I’ve been super excited to share about co-chairing an incredible event with my husband, Jonathon Fischer. On October 22, the Susan G. Komen Culinary Showdown led off with Chef Tyler Florence, Chef Michael Voltaggio, Chef Ben Ford, Chef Elizabeth Falkner and Chef Antonia Lofaso mentoring teams for the evening’s showdown…

Christine’s October Newsletter

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October is an important month to me as it is the month chosen to educate and raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Everyone in one-way or another has been affected by this terrible disease; whether you have known someone affected, or been affected yourself – no one is a stranger to Breast Cancer. Last month I…

Be A Part of the Culinary Showdown

Culinary Showdown

I am super excited to share some information about an incredible event coming up on October 22 that my wonderful husband, Jonathon Fischer and I have the privilege of co-chairing. The Susan G. Komen Los Angeles Culinary Showdown is not like any other event I’ve been to. I’ve been to a TON of galas, events…

Christine’s August Newsletter

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Your nutrition is important during this time. With temperatures still high, it is important to stay hydrated and that can be hard to remember when you are busy. Water makes up 60 percent of your body weight – it helps transport oxygen, fat, and glucose to your muscles, regulates your body temperature, and even helps…

Christine’s July Newsletter

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We are well into summer and I am definitely enjoying this beautiful sunshine! Being in the sun frequently during the summer led me to find the best skincare products that are organic, free of preservatives, and actually nourishing for my skin while protecting it from the sun. I was actually quoted in New Beauty magazine…

Christine’s June Newsletter

Summer! The season for sand castles, flip-flops, vacations and farmer’s markets! With the temperatures warmer and the sun brighter, the great outdoors is much more inviting. Being prepared is important; safety is key. Staying cool and hydrated during the heat of the summer is important. Drink water – about half your body weight in ounces…

Christine’s May 2016 Newsletter

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It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and this day is a wonderful time to honor mothers. In fact, celebrating the women in our lives is so important that this whole newsletter is dedicated to them! For some, this day comes with different emotions. Whether you are a first time mom, full-time mom, adoptive mom, single mom,…

Christine’s April Newsletter

  Is it true that “April Showers Bring May Flowers”? I hope so! I am so excited for all the beautiful blooms, farmer’s markets, beach weather, and the great outdoors. It’s officially spring and that means summer is almost here. It is no secret that I absolutely love coconut oil, but I have been finding…

Christine’s March Newsletter

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How is the weather where you are? On the west coast, although weeks away, Spring is in full swing! Are you ready for the sun? I am! March is National Nutrition Month, and of course, I am super excited about this month! Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comes up with a theme…

Christine’s February 2016 Newsletter

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February is the month that gives us an excuse to love a little more, express our love more extravagantly, and hold on to our loved ones a little tighter. It also gives us an excuse to eat more chocolate…right?  I say, absolutely! Everything in moderation, though and you need to know specifically which chocolate is…

Christine’s January 2016 Newsletter

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It is a new year and this is the time that people normally reflect on the last year and make new resolutions for the upcoming year. Do resolutions really work? Did you stick to your resolutions last year? Some research points to New Year’s resolutions not working because people either don’t allow themselves to fail…

Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it On!

vegetable lasagna

At the holidays more than any other time, we gather together family and friends from different backgrounds and with diverse tastes and dietary needs. Allergies and food sensitivities are nothing to fool with, and preparing a tasty meal that respects your guests’ health risks will make for a memorable and happy occasion. Here are some tips to help you make it through the social season!

Don’t Overindulge This Holiday Season

Family playing games

The holidays are about getting together with loved ones we don’t get enough time with in our day-to-day lives, right? Rather than sitting around the table in a turkey coma, awkwardly running out of small talk and mindlessly helping yourself to a third helping of dessert, try this: Sleep well, eat well and enjoy what the holiday has to offer, without the drama.

Five Ways to Stay Healthy on Halloween

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You can’t be expected to substitute your favourite candy bar with an apple on a holiday that practically demands your participation in this candy orgy. So what’s a Skinny Chick to do? Here are some tips that will keep you from blasting off on a sugar high that will have your dentist rubbing his hands together in evil glee.

Five Ways to Cut the Fat this Thanksgiving

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So, at first glance the traditional thanksgiving turkey dinner appears innocent enough — turkey is one of the leaner sources of protein, lots of healthy vegetables and fruits are available. That is, until we pour on the gravy, cream sauces and melted cheese. If you really would rather not wake up next Tuesday with a tryptophan- hangover and a shock when you step on the scale, here are a few tips for trimming the fat, Skinny Chicks style.