Do you categorize ranch dressing as an unhealthy food? Many of my clients tell me that they avoid using ranch dressing because it’s so high in calories; they assume that it will not fit into a nourishing meal pattern. I also hear parents complain that their kids will only eat vegetables if they are drowned […]
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Growing up, I never ate mushrooms or spinach. Not because I didn’t like the taste; actually, I had never tried them. It was because my parents didn’t eat them, and therefore, I was never exposed to them. They were unfamiliar vegetables and my parents didn’t like them. That was enough for me to assume they […]
Love lasagna? Me too! Unfortunately, fitting this food into a calorie-controlled meal plan can be a bit challenging; especially for those of us that don’t have a high daily calorie demand. (If only I was taller so I could eat more!) Instead of breaking-up this Italian favorite all together, I played around with some basic […]