Thursday, February 27, 2014

Smart Snacking and a Happy, Healthy Heart

You may know that February is American Heart Month. Here’s a lesser-known fact: smart snacking can be healthy for your heart. Smart snack choices between meals help keep your metabolism going and help you eat less at mealtimes, enabling you to more effectively manage your weight. This is important news for Americans since heart disease is our number one killer, and about 70% of of our population is overweight or obese. 

Although Heart Month is drawing to a close, there are some important year-round considerations when it comes to heart-healthy snacking, so learn your A, B, Cs—and Ds and Es, too! Click here for my Smart Snacking blog post on where you'll learn which snacks to choose to keep your heart healthy and your waistline trim. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Score Big with Small Bites for the Big Game!

Sports fans wait all season to enjoy the festivities of the Big Game. Sure, it's really about the football, but you can't deny looking forward to traditional game day eats, can you? Whether you’re heading to the Big Apple or throwing your own bash, you’ll be faced with the annual temptation of snacks and drinks ranging from wings, chips and dips to sweets, beer and more. According to the Calorie Control Council, Americans will consume 30 million pounds of snacks on Super Bowl Sunday. That breaks down to about 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat per person!

Follow my Game Day Host Playbook to help your armchair quarterbacks save hundreds of calories. Stay on trend with tapas-style portions of your favorite snacks and calorie-saving swaps—all without losing that game day spirit! Click here to check out my article on Yahoo! that features ideas for mini versions of your favorites and simple swaps to slash calories.

The big Game Day celebration doesn’t have to cost you your entire calorie bank! Make some smart substitutions and you and your guests won’t feel like they’ve missed a play.