How I stock my kitchen

30 ingredients for quick, easy meals You know those articles in women’s magazines and blogs, where they show you eight articles of clothing that can be combined into 40 different outfits? This is the same principle! I’d guess that at least 90% of what I make for everyday meals can be accomplished with only these … Read more

Crash course: better choices

16 minute crash course for making better food choices

This series of short audio clips will take about 16 minutes to listen to, and at the end you’ll have some simple ideas for making healthier choices at home and away. . Eating out: some safe go-to dishes (4.75 minutes) . How to avoid sugar in your salad (3 minutes) . More veggies, made easy … Read more

10 ingredient prep tips

tray of prepared ingredients

Doing ingredient prep before the first day of your new diet is probably the best thing you can do to start off strong. I like it better than prepping full meals, because it opens up more flexibility on a day-to-day basis. And it’s not as time-consuming on the front end, while still saving you time when you fix … Read more

It’s not your willpower: it’s the food

I flung open a vending machine and out pops craving. suddenly, i wanted everything.

Are you hungry all the time? Do you blame yourself for having no willpower? This 4-minute audio file explains how it could actually be the food you’re eating that’s keeping you hungry. Article mentioned: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food . image/blackout poem: Jana Snyder

“It costs too much to eat healthy”

organic food shop

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about eating smart — be it whole foods, real food, gluten-free, Paleo, organic or the like — is that it just costs too much to eat that way. But in truth, it all depends on how you go about it. Below I’ll share some tips from myself and … Read more

Fat – not so evil after all

steak and potatoes

Until recently, asking “Is fat healthy?” would get you a look of disbelief from most people. But the tide is turning. Consider these excerpts from a June 24, 2015 article on Forbes.com: The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – the government-sanctioned recommendations about what we should and shouldn’t eat – will include a game-changing edit: There’s no longer going … Read more