Is There Such A Thing As Healthy Pizza?

I am not one of those people who cannot live without pizza. I don’t find gobs of greasy cheese and mushy dough appealing. I do, however, enjoy a slice of classic Margarita pizza at Pie-Tanza from time to time. Recently my daughters turned me on to a new (to me) type of make-at-home pizza I […]

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This 80/20 Rule Isn’t About How Often We Eat Healthy Foods

Hara hachi bu One of the most common sayings in Japan is roughly translated to mean “Fill your belly to 80 percent.” In the book Ikigai, author Hector Garcia explains that the people of Okinawa (one of the world’s Blue Zones where people remain healthy and active  into their 90’s) follow ancient wisdom that advises against eating […]

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A Tasty Turkey Burger

Sometimes I get a hankering for a burger; usually a turkey burger. Often the thought of the burger is much better than the actual burger though. Since turkey is lower in fat than beef the resulting burger can turn out pretty dry and tasteless without condiments. Yesterday I did a little research and combined several […]

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Stay Tuned In

The holiday rush is in full swing now that Thanksgiving is over! For most of us the holidays are a fun time of year, especially if we have young children around and far-away family members come to visit. It’s interesting to note the inordinate amount of focus, energy and even money we expend over the […]

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Do We Need As Much Water In The Winter?

Winter Hydration Although you may not realize it, drinking water and staying hydrated are just as important in the winter as during the summer months. That’s because – regardless of the temperature outside – water is vital to both organ function and digestion. It carries nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. It controls blood pressure […]

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Butternut Squash-A Way You Might Not Have Tried!

I’m pretty sure almost everyone likes butternut squash. What’s not to like? It’s sweet, easy to find and easy to make. I’d even call it a winter comfort food. I’ve made lots of squash soups, stews and roasted variations. But until yesterday I’d never tried squash pizza. It’s pretty straight forward and the finished product was […]

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What’s For Dinner

It’s inevitable. At some point every day the question comes up: “What’s for dinner?” If you’ve planned ahead at the start of the week, you’ll likely be prepared with the answer. That’s a good feeling! It’s like having all your laundry clean and folded or a full tank of gas. Just knowing what’s on the menu […]

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Here’s What I Ate Today:
Ginny’s Healthy Meal Plan

Lately I’m working to simplify healthy meal preparation. As many of you know, over the years I’ve experimented with several different eating styles including vegan and vegetarian. Yet strict adherence to these can require an inordinate amount of work and complicated recipes! I always come back to a basic plan, described best by Michael Pollan: Eat […]

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The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

We developed the TWC to help our clients and friends learn and practice healthy habits. What sets it apart from other programs is that it is not so restrictive that we have a difficult time staying with it – or an almost impossible time maintaining these good habits once the Challenge is over. Many of […]

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How To Build A Healthy Lunch

Nutrition is a key part of the Total Wellness Challenge and well, life in general. For 27 days we work on avoiding processed, chemicalized foods; relying mostly on whole foods from the earth. We create and execute our exercise plans and we work on other lifestyle practices too but the food thing plays a dominant role in how […]

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