Tricky “Healthy” Foods

Happy March! Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? I thought I’d spotlight a difficult area in making healthy choices: Tricky Healthy Foods. Have you ever noticed how sometimes things that are supposed to be ‘healthy’ end up being far...

Rice Fields and a Culture of No Fiber

If you grew up anywhere in the Lowcountry, or for that matter, the state of South Carolina, rice is a part of your regular diet. Because the Lowcountry used to grow rice in fields throughout the Trident area, it is a part of our culture. Being part Asian and all...

Fried Chicken No More

Most of us know that fried chicken, a southern staple, is unhealthy. Frankly, there’s no if, ands, or buts about it. The chicken acts as a sponge and becomes crunchy fat-filled unhealthy mess. I often get the question, “If I don’t fry my chicken, how...

Slow Cooking Joy

Ahhh the crockpot. Could it be the single greatest invention for the family ever?  Possibly. A crockpot, in case you haven’t ever used one, slow cooks food over several hours creating a tender and juicy product without extra fat added while cooking. There are...

Easy as Pie-Pizza Pie

Happy weekend!  I thought I’d share a simple way to make a healthy version of a kid favorite: pizza!  I found a recipe for Easy Mini Nacho Pizzas that looks divine! On top of that, it’s under 200 kcal per serving with 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of...

Reducing Unhealthy Triggers to Eat

Eating is essential for our bodies, but sometimes we have unhealthy habits when it comes to the way we eat. I have a list of ways to reduce our bad habits that lead to less healthy food choices. 1.) Begin eating in the same room and at the same place regardless of...