We are one month away from summer and I have already been thoroughly enjoying the sun! Have you been getting your daily Vitamin D? I love the next couple of months because the Farmer’s Markets start making their way to the downtown streets and fresh farm produce is readily available in just about any neighborhood […]
April is an important month for awareness. In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of the month is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual assault is a serious and widespread problem. In the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence […]
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the third month of the year is National Nutrition Month. At this point, we’ve all gotten our feet wet and have acclimated to the new year. Those of us who have made resolutions have either stuck with them and developed good habits that (hopefully) will last the whole […]
There is almost a palatable feeling of love in the air when February begins. Stores begin a bit early with their displays, marketing all the Valentines in mid-January. Have you completed your Valentine’s Day planning or are you stumped on what to do? There can be a lot of pressure to buy the right gift, […]
It is the New Year and the perfect time to reflect on the year past and set your intentions for the year to come. As we ring in the new year, take some time this week to journal and reflect on the year past: What were your fondest memories of 2018? How was your year […]
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” ‘Tis the season for giving and it’s my favorite newsletter of the year! Every year I dedicate my December newsletter to finding the best “Gifts that Give Back” and I have found some excellent ones this year! We all do a little bit of Christmas shopping, why […]
I have seen, for a few Novembers now, a trend of gratitude journals circulating on social media. I think it is important to take time out to express gratitude to those around you and for the things you have been blessed with. Thanksgiving is a time when most of us reflect on these things with […]
“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.” (author unknown) Fall’s official beginning was September 21st. October is really where we begin to see changes in weather and it really kicks off the holiday season, starting with Halloween. The next few months are definitely busy, full […]
Labor Day is on Monday, September 3rd – that is just a few days away! Can you believe that Fall officially begins this month? Where did summer go? Most people celebrate Labor Day, but do you know exactly why (other than getting a 3-day weekend and a good excuse to BBQ)? According to dosomething.org, the […]
We are down to the last month of summer and at the end of the month most kids will start going back to school. Do you have a nutrition plan for your child’s lunches this school year? Packing lunches can certainly be a challenge, especially for picky eaters and sending the same ‘ole sandwich and […]
With the month of July comes beautiful sun and warm weather; it’s no wonder this month is observed as National Picnic and Parks month! Make sure you get off your devices and go outside. There are so many incredible parks you can explore, and don’t forget to pack a nutritious picnic lunch; you can stop […]
June is one of the best months for breaking in the outdoor grill. It’s just warm enough for outdoor gatherings and it’s not too hot to be unbearable yet for those sensitive to the heat. Memorial Day was just earlier this week and that normally kicks off the official grilling season. How was your first […]
April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, and that is perfect because in just two short weeks, it will be time to celebrate Mother’s Day and flowers will definitely brighten her day! Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May, and people world-wide will be making a special effort to show their […]
April is a month full of hope; spring is officially here! Spring can represent so many things: hope, new life, reflection, transformation. There is a beautiful quote from Harriet Ann Jacobs that says: “The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” Easter also represents that […]
I am so passionate about educating people in proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. March is recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as National Nutrition Month and 2018’s theme is Go Further with Food. This is an important theme for many reasons. The foods you prepare at home have a positive impact on […]
February is American Heart Month and tomorrow, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day, in hopes of raising awareness for Women and Heart Disease Prevention. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” around the same number of […]
It’s a New Year! Last year went by so fast! It was filled with so many things, both challenging and exciting. I was blessed to be able to be part of so many incredible things with the Jonathan D. Fischer Foundation. If you don’t already know what JDFF is, A number of years ago my […]
Every year in December, I love to dedicate my newsletter to “Gifts that Give Back” and this year is no exception! Christmas is especially significant; gift giving, family getting together, Christmas dinner, and the feelings of love and joy are even more vivid this time of year. When gifting, I think it is even more […]
The end of the year is almost upon us, and just as yesterday came with loads of candy, the holidays will keep coming, and with them, a never-ending supply of yummy food! It is understandable to have some anxiety with the holidays; big family gatherings, planning, financial stress – but if you stick to your […]
It is officially sweater weather! But don’t let the holidays coming up let you slip back into unhealthy eating! Fall into healthy eating, and feel good all year round. This month, Halloween sneaks up fast with all the yummy goodies. Since Halloween is the kick-off to the holiday season, it is a great time to […]
The biggest question I get when everyone goes back to school is “how do I make healthy, quick meals for me and my family during the week?” That is an excellent question!
We are in the last month of summer (and more than half way through 2017, can you believe it?) and if you haven’t yet, this month is the perfect time to fire up the grill. You can grill almost anything. What I love about grilling is that you aren’t using a ton of added fat […]
Men, have you had your yearly checkup? June is Men’s Health Month, and it is pretty important that there is a month dedicated to Men’s health – do you know why? According to Everyday Health, Cleveland Clinic surveyed more than 500 men ages 18 to 70 across the United States and found that only three […]
Bikini season is just around the corner and I know a lot of people start frantically finding the fastest way to lose weight to get ready for summer. STOP! Don’t jump on the fad diet bandwagon. The truth is, every body is bikini ready – you simply have to put on a bikini to have […]
While reading though a recent issue of Women’s Health, a few things really spoke to me and I wanted to share some thoughts with you. There is still a lot of misleading information about what gluten is, what it does to your body and who should be avoiding it. I am not a fan of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 event. […]
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 […]
The Susan G. Komen Los Angeles Culinary Showdown is Coming! 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 […]
Can you believe that it’s already August? It’s that time again, preparing for back to school by shopping, making lunches, writing schedules and filling up the calendar – the busy season is coming quickly! Your nutrition is important during this time. With temperatures still high, it is important to stay hydrated and that can be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 new […]
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 […]
“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” ~ Barbara de Angelis February is the month that gives us an excuse to love […]
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 […]
The original blog post can be found on JDFF.ca On April 5th, 2014 JDFF held it’s inaugural Ladies High Tea Event – Tea Talks if you will. The first, in a series of events to come, the Ladies High Tea is designed to bring together women from all walks of life – each bringing with […]
November 16th is National Fast Food Day. Around here we think of fast food as something that is quick to make, provides a PC combo and gets you out the door and on with your day – without having to stop at the traditional fast food places. For a great fast recipe try my Pumpkin Pie Cottage Cheese.
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!
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.
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.
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.
After multiple emails, phone calls, facebook posts and tweets, I’ve listened to your requests and I’m bringing back my recipes for all my Skinny Chicks.
Check my site every Monday for a new recipe posted just for you.
If you’re going to hit the beach, you don’t want to look like a blowfish who did a five-day Atkins crash diet — a smaller, puffy version of your former self. Been there. Done that! I have the deflated booty stretch marks to remind me of my former yo-yo dieting days that I gave up on over a decade ago.