“Whip It” Circuit Workout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYej1Oner9s Here’s the first of hopefully many video bites for your health! I’m going to try to post my “first take” for a couple of reasons: many times it will be purely comical and it will also show my mistakes—which could be your missteps or foibles too. Who doesn’t feel imperfect after getting schooled by the hyper-polished DVD fitness instructor? Today, I highlight ...continue reading

Dip Chip

You’re craving a crunchy treat, perhaps something salty like potato chips. But the Lay’s slogan is right, you can’t eat just one…and you feel greasy left with the oily residue on your fingers after digging through a bag of potato chips. So what do you do? I say, grab some Crispy Dippers! These chip substitutes truly are crispy and would hold a dip amazingly well, but I’ve yet to try them with a topping ...continue reading

Long Life in Bad Times, Plus a School’s Sweet Eats

Bad market, long life? As a whole, Americans tend to have longer lifespans during times of economic recession and depression, according to University of Michigan researchers who studied data from the 1920s-1940s. They guessed that since more people drive when they are financially in the black, more deaths occur on the roads. Plus citizens have more money to spend more on alcohol and drugs and may work more and sleep less. Critics say ...continue reading

Take It Easy

One downside of pushing yourself hard at a workout? A bit of soreness that lingers afterwards. You may be tempted to spend the next day in bed, but some research has found that light exercise actually helps to ease muscle soreness. Many times, I hit the road and go for a long walk and catch up on my favorite Podcast. But rainy, icy or otherwise weather-prohibitive days come around and I still want to be active. I certainly advocate ...continue reading

Mexican Makeover

If you’ve read any article or books by the “Eat This, Not That” team, you’ve seen the damage that a salad can do to your diet—whether it is served in a fried taco salad shell or not. Salads can be a waist-watchers dream, but they can slip into calorie and saturated fat bombs if you’re not careful. With that in mind, here’s a quick and easy recipe that should soothe a Mexican craving while fitting ...continue reading


Hi all! As you may have noticed, Healthful Bites has spiffed up a bit! (Ooh, did I just say that? I am so my mother’s daughter). Anyways, I decided to switch backgrounds to make navigation around the site a bit simpler. Here are a few details that may be helpful for you my lovely readers: To comment (please do!), click on the date next to the post and share your brilliance in the Disqus comments section. Or if you have a short ...continue reading