Healthy Chain Reaction: Cracker Barrel’s Grilled Chicken Tenderloin Dinner

What do you think of when I say “interstate food”? I’ve been taking plenty of road trips lately, and around my neck of the woods, the options tend to look like this: McDonald’s > Burger King > Arby’s > McDonald’s > Subway > A&W > Wendy’s > McDonald’s. That’s why I generally try to pack a couple healthy snacks to tide me over until I reach my final destination ...continue reading

Healthy Chain Reaction: Bruegger’s Skinny Bagel Sandwich

There was a time in my life (junior high) when I would not even think twice about grabbing a Cinnamon Crunch bagel for breakfast. The doughy, sweet bagel topped with a crispy streusel? Mmm…but too bad it also came along with a major sugar crash a couple hours later. I mean, 31 grams of sugar? That’s more than two full tablespoons! While half of a Cinnamon Crunch could still be a fine splurge snack or dessert, it probably ...continue reading

Healthy Chain Reaction: Panera Bread’s Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad

All of the colors! My Mom and I were shopping the day of my sister’s wedding and needed to grab a quick lunch in the mall food court. Since both of us prefer more nutritious eats, we skipped the greasy Chinese and fried fast food joints and placed our orders at one of my favorites, Panera Bread, instead. The cafe scored bonus points for allowing us to escape the food court for a comfy booth in a less hectic atmosphere! Having heard ...continue reading

Healthy Restaurant Review: Dogmatic NY

When I mention summer dining, what dishes come to mind? Perhaps ice cream, watermelon, corn on the cob or a burger or dog hot off the grill? Living in a studio apartment that lacks a Weber (or any place to keep that useful cooking tool), nearly all of my grilled eats are sourced from restaurants. Earlier this week, I was feeling in the mood for something new for dinner, craving something grilled and had been considering stopping by ...continue reading

NYC Health & Fitness Tweet-Up!

Yesterday, I joined a few of my e-pals for lunch at a Manhattan organic restaurant, GustOrganics—finally meeting the amazing people I chat with on Twitter or speak with on their blogs! The conversation flowed as well as the water does at a get-together of healthy living bloggers. ;) We discussed our own fitness plans, the proposed changes to the Weight Watchers plan (two of the tweeters actually attend the same Weight Watchers ...continue reading

The Scoop About The Lite Choice

When I was interning in the City last summer, I tried to make the rounds to various restaurants to try the offerings. Of course, New York is famous for the pizza, pretzels and cupcakes, but there are plenty of other goodies to discover. I chronicled my ten favorite places that I had visited over the summer on this blog before moving back to the Big Apple, and the folks over at The Lite Choice discovered themselves on my list!  Claudia ...continue reading