Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2011’

Trash Talk – Tips for a more ‘sustainable’ holiday

November 30, 2011
Leslie Phillips, President & COO

Tips for a more ‘sustainable’ holiday:

  • Shop Locally! Boost the economy & reduce your carbon footprint!
  • Try making or baking gifts instead of buying ‘more stuff.’
  • When you buy, opt for less packaging; when wrapping reuse gift bags & bows!

Click here for more tips



Weekly Wisdom – 3 strategies for losing & keeping off weight

November 29, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Strategies for losing & keeping off weight…without being hungry

  • Eat breakfast - breakfast eaters are more successful at keeping off lost weight
  • Eat filling foods first - lean protein, low calorie, high volume foods (“slow foods”) take longer to digest
  • Keep a lifestyle log - write down when/what you eat, your mood & hunger (to identify food cues & triggers)

Weekly Wisdom -Love pumpkin pie?

November 21, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Love pumpkin pie? Good news!
Pumpkin is one of the best sources of plant pigments carotenoid & lutein (important for eye health), fiber & potassium.
How to ensure your pumpkin pie is more healthful….

  • Use plain canned pumpkin
  • Use nonfat evaporated milk.
  • If purchasing your crust, be sure it does not contain trans fat. 

December featured recipe: Argula, orange, pomegranate, & goat cheese salad

10-12 servings

3/4 cup — extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup — fresh lemon juice
2T — thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
3/4 tsp — coarse salt
1/2 tsp — freshly ground black pepper
5 — oranges
14 oz — arugula
3/4 cup — pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries
1 — 5 1/2 oz pkg soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
1/3 cup — finely chopped red onion

  1. Whisk first 5 ingredients in bowl to blend.
  2. Cut off peel and white pith from oranges.
  3. Cut oranges into 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick rounds. Cut each round into quarters.
  4. Toss arugula with just enough dressing to coat.
  5. Top with orange pieces, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, onion.
  6. Drizzle with more dressing.

The world’s 7 most powerful foodie list

November 9, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Forbes magazine, the king of “World’s most powerful people” has released “The World’s 7 Most Powerful Foodie List.”
Not surprisingly this list includes favorites such as: Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, & Marion Nestle.  Advocates like Ken Cook (the Environmental Working Group) & newcomer Michelle Obama are also included.  What may surprise you is the Head of Grocery at Wal-Mart; Jack Sinclair is also included on the list.  Whether you are a Wal-Mart lover or hater there is no denying the power of Wal-Mart on this nation’s food supply.

Check out this link and see what you think.  I would love to hear your comments!

Trash Talk – Try these fruits and veggies

November 8, 2011
Leslie Phillips, President & COO

In search of fall LOCAL fruits + veggies? Try these.

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Kale
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Bok Choy
  • Radishes
  • Turnips

And when they start to look tired, think:
Don’t let good food end up in the trash!


Weekly Wisdom -3 pillars that make a difference

November 7, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

3 pillars that make a difference: make the right food choices, be physically active & don’t smoke

  • Prevent 80 % of heart disease, 90 % of diabetes & 70% of stroke by following these
  • Simply eat less red meat, sweets, refined grains, salt & fewer sugary beverages
  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, beans & whole grains
  • Choose small portions of fish, poultry & low fat dairy

Weekly Wisdom – 6 healthy foods to add to your diet

November 3, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Trying to eat healthier?
6 foods to add to your diet:

  • Greek yogurt. The extra protein helps you feel full longer.
  • Quinoa. A good source of fiber & amino acids.
  • Spinach.
  • Walnuts. Loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Steel cut oats.
  • Sweet potato. Rich in heart healthy Vitamin A.
  • Vegetarian chili. Capsaicin fights inflammation…..risk factor for chronic disease.