I was stunned to learn that according to the Minnesota Department of Health, the obesity epidemic is costing Minnesota $3 billion per year. Wow! Hennepin County Public Health wrote a story, below, about what our group is doing to help change reverse this epidemic. Veggie Love – By Lori Imsdahl This story begins in a […]
In this segment, Chef Marshall did a blind taste test, comparing foods from Oprah’s new “O, That’s Good!” line of frozen convenience side dishes with his homemade versions of Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese and Tomato Basil Soup. Watch the video to see which versions the audience and Jason liked the best. Chef Marshall’s […]
In this segment, Chef Marshall talks about how you can use easy, nourishing recipes to ease the transition from your relaxed summer schedule and lifestyle to your busy fall schedule, with its multiple priorities and need for quick meals. Along with some helpful tips for making life easier, Chef shares some easy and tasty meal […]
SURPRISING TRUTH: Chef Marshall explains how nutrition labels will help you make better packaged food choices. This segment is a real eye opener, we guarantee it. Follow these tips, and buy Chef’s Smart Nutrition workbook for only $15, to make the lasting positive changes you want in your life. https://smartnutrition.solutions/buy-workbook/
Humans are hard-wired to like sweet-tasting foods and beverages. The average American consumes more than 80 grams (20 teaspoons) of sugar every day, far exceeding the World Health Organization recommendations (24 grams/day for women and 36 grams/day for men). As more people recognize the negative consequences of sugar, many look to artificial sweeteners to reduce […]
Chef works with schools to promote healthy living Promoting healthy and smart eating at school can, hopefully, reach to the home, said O’Brien. “We want to help change what is happening at home,” he said. “Let’s have more nutritious meals at home.”
It's tempting to take the "value" or "super" size, but the truth is, these portions are far bigger than what your body really needs. If you eat healthy portion sizes on a regular basis, your body will be satisfied. It's the brain that tells us we want more, not our stomach.
Craving a sweet snack? Consider the natural sweetness of fruit. In addition to natural sweetness, fruit provides a great source of nutrients. Fresh strawberries over vanilla yogurt, for example, can satisfy the sweet tooth as much as ice cream!
There are some rumors that an apple has just as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. The truth is, apples contain no caffeine (great post here on Livestrong.com. HOWEVER given the high level of natural sugar they contain, apples are a very healthy alternative to caffeine, and a great afternoon pick-me-up. For an added bonus, […]
This was a fabulous tip that came in from a member of our Facebook community. She suggests letting those starving kiddos munch on veggies while they sit in the kitchen watching mom or dad prepare dinner. Not only does this ensure they are getting an ample portion of the good stuff, it also puts them […]