Susan Mitchell, PhD's Blog
7 Days AgoThis past weekend I made an easy, artichoke dip oozing with cheesy goodness. In place of the full fat mayonnaise that if called for, I used the light version, which significantly cut the fat content but, didn’t affect the flavor at all. The good quality Parmesan cheese added the flavor depth. Many of our family...Full Post
On Nov 25Pull out those favorite family recipes that everyone loves. It’s the holiday season, which means family, food and lots of prep in the kitchen. Did you know that you run the risk of food poisoning ever time you eat…scary isn’t it?
Protect your family. Make these no-excuse quick tips part of your...Full Post
On Nov 14It’s that time of year where there’s way too much to do and too little time to do it. Are you worried about money? Have you lost your job and concerned about paying bills? Maybe you’re going through a divorce or have been recently diagnosed with a tough medical issue.
Are you so stressed that you’d...Full Post
On Nov 08Do you have family and friends headed to your home for the holidays? Now is the time to prep so you’re less stressed when they arrive and can enjoy the visit. Your daily schedule is already slammed so make it easy and work these items in one at a time.
1. Stock up on coffee and tea. Put out a...Full Post
On Nov 05When you have cold symptoms, do you reach for a vitamin C supplement to perk up your immune system and stop it before it starts? What about food? Are certain foods better for fighting colds and flu? You bet…and they’re better than supplements.
Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease...Full Post
On Oct 31Love great music, nutriton and food? Join me and listen every Monday at 7:40am EST on Wake Up with Erica on 102.5 WLOQ. Also available on iHeartRadio. Listen on-the-go by downloading the FREE APP to your smart phone or tablet. Available for iPhone and android.
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On Oct 31No matter who you are, by the time you’re in your 30s, your body starts to lose muscle mass. What can you do about it? Try these two big suggestions for maintaining your muscle mass: timing of your protein and how much you consume.
View tips for spreading your protein consumption throughout...Full Post
On Oct 25What has up to 18 fingers about seven inches long and can weigh up to five pounds? Is your mind running wild with scenes from the last scary movie you watched? In your produce section, it’s Buddha’s hand.
This freaky fruit has all the bright color of a lemon/lime combination with the look of...Full Post
On Oct 17Sitting around at breakfast with some of my college friends, Denise asked me if I juice. I said no but that I drink a lot of smoothies. Sure, smoothies can be a nutritional nightmare and the calories from various ingredients can easily enlarge your bottom line or your belly.
For example, did you know...Full Post
On Oct 02I could smell the aroma of Ruby’s fresh banana bread as I walked by her window last Sunday. It put me in the mood to bake so I went home and made spiced pumpkin biscuits. My cousin made these for a family get-together and doubled the recipe because they’re so popular.
Whether it’s pumpkin biscuits,...Full Post