Lighter Cinco de Mayo Recipe Round-Up

The popular Mexican celebration is less than a week away, but caloric margaritas and greasy, cheesy enchiladas aren’t your only options! Today I have a round-up of some excellent recipes that will have you saying “ole” and “mmm” from morning until night. Start your menu planning now! Fajita Breakfast Burritos (319 calories, 17 g. fat) Start your day off festively with this eggy meal from Diets in ...continue reading

Four Healthy Facts From April’s Magazines

Spring is in full swing, and with it comes a new batch of magazine issues. I sifted through my subscriptions, and am happy to share the wellness wealth today! A big question many people ask when it comes to fitness: How much is enough to stay healthy as we get older? Two-and-a-half hours each week, or 30 minutes every weekday, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported in Shape. That much ...continue reading

What’s Your Pie IQ?

As promised, today’s post is a follow-up to Saturday’s, and will test your pizza knowledge! If you’re well-armed with the facts, you can make wise decisions at nearly any restaurant (or when faced with any delivery menu). Away we go! 1. How many calories are in a pepperoni Pizza Hut P’Zone? (I actually ate one of these a time or two when I was in junior high…and no, that wasn’t all I ate that day!) A) ...continue reading

A Skinnier Slice

A couple weeks ago, I learned about Revd Up Pi, a fairly new pizza joint in NYC that promises that it is “leading the pizza revolution” as “the first healthy pizzeria in Manhattan.” With those strong claims, how could I not check it out? After checking out the menu, I opted for a piece of Vim & Vigor Pi (eggplant, artichokes, mushroom, zucchini and red pepper) and a piece of Revd 3.14 Pi (part-skim ...continue reading

Fit to Be Square We all know the benefits of a well-balanced, square meal. So today, I have a workout that’s based on the quadrilateral! Grab a medium-heavy set of dumbbells, a jump rope if you have one and want to use it and a bit of open space and get ready to sweat and sculpt. The first two moves will also challenge your most important muscle: your heart! While performing the lateral raises, keep your core ...continue reading

Your Healthful Hints (April 9)

It’s been far too long since I shared some breaking research-related tips, so today, I’ve brought along three simple pointers to make your life healthier in a hurry! Watch your salt intake when stressed. Higher concentrations of salt in the body lower stress hormones and raise levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, says research in the Journal of Neuroscience. So we naturally seek out foods high in the seasoning to ease our anxiety. ...continue reading