Healthy Foods: Keen for mustard greens

Mustard greens are the leaves of the mustard plant. These beautiful dark leafy greens are in season from December through April and they add a distinct peppery flavor to the dishes you add them to. And they are extremely good for you, too. A member of the cruciferous veggie family, a serving of mustard greens […]

Healthy Foods: Great Reader Tips 2!

This week, I have even more great tips that I know you want to see! I’ve selected some gems and have them here for your perusal: *I save the ends of carrots, celery, turnips, outer layers of onions (not the papery skin), and other washed vegetable trimmings together in a freezer bag for making broth. […]

Healthy Foods: Great Reader Tips!

I have a big email bag full of great tips that won’t all make it to the Hip Tip section because there are only 52 weeks a year, LOL! So I’ve selected some really great ones and have them here for your perusal: *Hi. I operate a home day care, and so have to be […]

Healthy Foods: Top Ten Green Foods You Need

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to stay up long enough to see David Letterman go through his top-ten schtick. But that’s okay-I can do my own top ten. And this time, I have picked some green foods to dish on. We all know that we should choose more green foods for better […]

Healthy Foods: Popeye was right all along!

I’m strong to the finish ’cause I eats my spinach . . . Popeye was a smart guy. Well, if you can look past the chain-smoking, the violent tendencies he had towards Bluto, and the way he objectified Olive Oyl. But anyway, the iconic cartoon sailor has been helping to make spinach cool for decades. […]

Healthy Foods: Life in the Fast Food Lane

If you’re like me, there are times in my week when fast food is an absolute necessity. But here’s the rub: I don’t do drive-thrus. Instead, I make my own fast food. Consider how much it costs on a weekly basis to do drive-thru–even if you go cheap and get water to drink–it really adds […]

Healthy Foods: Crockpot Troubleshooting

So how do you determine whether or not your crockpot is going to work for that wonderful recipe you clipped out of the newspaper last week? Let’s say there is a Dutch oven recipe you found that you’d love to convert for your crockpot. How do you do it? Some general information will help. Generally, […]

Healthy Foods: 3 Ways to Start a New Habit

Dear Friends, One of the pitfalls in trying to get a new habit going (like making dinner, for example) is not being clear on the goal. It’s one thing to say you’re going to make dinner every night instead of eating via the drive-thru, but it’s another thing entirely to quantify your goal. Here are […]

Healthy Foods: Water, Water Everywhere

I need at least one time a year when I can pontificate about the benefits of water for your health. I mentioned it last week, but this week I’m going to give it to you with both hoses–you really need this stuff! It may be the best weight loss tool you have in your arsenal. […]