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Susan Miller Tip of the Week

Posted: 07/10/2014

Shredded cauliflowerYou can use it in place of rice. Cauliflower’s strong flavor disappears completely when it’s cooked. Cauliflower’s one of those healthful cruciferous veggies rich in anti-cancer indoles and flavonols.Make-it basics: Trim and quarter a cauliflower. Using a food processor with a grating blade or a hand grater, shred it (like grated cheese)....

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What you SHOULD eat for a good night’s sleep

Posted: 07/02/2014

Serotonin-producing bedtime snacks Among the best natural sedatives is tryptophan, an amino acid component of many plant and animal proteins. Tryptophan is one of the ingredients necessary for the body to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter best known for creating feelings of calm, and for making you sleepy.However, the trick is to combine foods that have some tryptophan with...

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The Baby Bellini

Posted: 06/26/2014

There's a classic peach and Champagne cocktail from the 1930's called the Bellini and this is the virgin version of that. The Baby Bellini is perfect for elegant entertaining and has the feel of a great Champagne cocktail and the same great taste of the original, but none of the alcohol. As in the Bellini, peach juice or puree can also be used.  Prep...

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"Crazy, Sexy, Diet"

Posted: 06/17/2014

Recently my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, and a friend of my daughter was told that her cancer was back. Our registered dietitian, Susan Miller, had recommended the book, “Crazy Sexy Diet” by Kris Carr.  I bought 3 books, one for my mom, my daughter’s friend and myself.  The book is written by a cancer survivor, who changed her lifestyle...

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3 Powerhouse Food options for amazing energy:

Posted: 06/03/2014

Brown Rice: Rich in manganese, the mineral that helps produce energy from protein and carbs, it will help you maintain high energy all day. A versatile ingredient, brown rice can be served as a side dish with your favorite lean proteins (along with nutrient-packed veggies!) for a powerhouse lunch or dinner.Sweet Potato: High in carbohydrates and loaded with beta-carotene...

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3 Simple steps to be mindful as you are eating

Posted: 05/22/2014

Start by recognizing whether you're hungry before you begin eating. If you aren't hungry, you won't be as interested so it will be harder to stay focused. Besides, if a craving doesn't come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it.Don't wait until you're famished. One of the keys to conscious eating is to keep your body adequately fed to avoid becoming overly hungry which increases...

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Sugar is Worse than Fat

Posted: 05/22/2014

Just about every diet or weight-loss plan puts a major emphasis on consuming less fat as a means of losing weight. Obviously, eating less fatty foods will help your body create fewer stored fat cells, but there may actually be a more dangerous culprit at large when it comes to, well, being large.  Insulin spikes created by consuming sugar actually force the body to...

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Dutiful Diary

Posted: 04/09/2014

Identifying ideal sources for post-workout protein is the subject of many debates among fitness enthusiasts. Between specially tailored protein shakes, bars and smoothies, the options are seemingly endless. However, the best answer for you might be as simple as low-fat dairy. Low-fat dairy options like yogurt, chocolate milk and cottage cheese offer an excellent blend of...

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The benefits of Vitamin C

Posted: 04/08/2014

Skin Aging. Vitamin C affects cells on the inside and outside of the body.  A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined links between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74. It found that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance. Other...

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Diet Giving You Trouble?

Posted: 03/28/2014

Diets are hard to tackle sometimes (when I say diets, I’m talking about what you’re eating).  There are multiple factors that could be the reason why you can’t stay on track with your diet.  Here are three tips to help you get on track:Pick 1 Unhealthy Food and Remove It: This means for example, take sugar out of your diet and stick...

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