College football season starts today. Line-up on ESPN: 11am - Ohio State (who will lose to Navy), 2:45pm - Illinois vs. Mizzou (Illini will polish'em off, no problem), and 6 pm - Oklahoma vs. BYU (no competition - OU's got it).To prepare, the morning started with serious preparations: chili -- ... Read More about Christmas in September!
I tried TWO new recipes yesterday -- chicken tortilla soup for dinner, and whole wheat chocolate chip cookies made with Southaven multigrain mix for dessert. Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts -- cooked and shredded 15 ounces whole tomatoes 10 ounces ... Read More about Dinner, dessert, and stevia
Blog topic request: simple sugars. My friend -- we'll call her Jenny -- is pregnant! Jenny went for her oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in her second trimester, per protocol, to check for gestational diabetes (GDM). Gestational diabetes shows up in approximately 4-5% of pregnancies and is ... Read More about Simple Sugars and More Crock Pot Love…
Out with cardboard, in with flavor! Many years ago when I was first getting serious about nutrition, there was a handful of flavor-less "cardboard" cereals on the market that provided plentiful amounts of dietary fiber. Today, the choices of high-fiber cereals are plentiful...thank goodness. USA ... Read More about Fiber up! …and taste test #2
The article, "Diabetics Be Aware: Doctors Are Not Dietitians," is brilliant. The title got your attention, didn't it? Warning: stepping on soapbox today. As a dietetic intern and diet technician in hospitals I felt like last man on the totem pole. The nutrition teams in hospitals have always felt ... Read More about MD + RD = : )
Do you boozercise? I do! Just this weekend I pulled into the parking lot of the ice rink to find a beer trailer -- a trailer housing beer with exterior taps for one to help themselves. Gift from God? Obviously. While I limited myself to half a Coors Light before hopping on the ice for 3 solid hours ... Read More about Boozercise!
Yum! Internet carbs are fabulous! Seriously, what did nutrition gurus (like myself) and diabetics DO before the internet?! My new carb craze: Southaven Farms mixes. Their products are all-natural, 100% whole grain, cholesterol-free, low-fat and unsweetened. Their website offers countless recipes ... Read More about Southaven Farms!
Good morning! Husband is sick in bed -- I think I might've brought something home from work on Friday. Though, I am currently asymptomatic. Good thing with back-to-back hockey games this evening. On an unrelated note, let me re-visit stevia-based sweeteners: Truvia and PureVia. If you read ... Read More about PureVia vs. Truvia