Category Archives: Healthy Holidays

Keep it Light When You Light the Grill by Lisa Johnson, RD.

Grilling season officially kicked-off last Memorial Weekend. Most of us love this time of year when the days are long, and we can be outdoors whipping up a quick meal after hours. Thankfully, grilling techniques have evolved so that we have learned to grill much more than ribs, burgers, and steaks. Now, entire meals are prepared on the grill including desserts! But, I want to focus on staying in step with the light of summer by enjoying light fare like chicken, fish, and vegetables. In times past, these were not grill-friendly foods because they were too fragile and lean to hold up under the rugged grill terrain. But, that is no longer a problem with the addition of grill-top pans. For under $20 you can buy a grill-top pan for lean meats and vegetables. Dinner was never so easy, quick, and delicious! Simply spray your pan and coat your lean protein and veggies with a healthy oil (olive or avocado) and some seasonings; then cook about 20 minutes and voila! You have a delicious, light and gourmet meal with one pan to clean. If you don’t have a grill pan, foil pouches also work well; but in the long run, the pan will cost less.

Grill-top pans can be purchased as most kitchen supply stores, Kohl’s or Amazon. Make this summer the healthiest yet and keep it light when you light the grill!

Enjoy these recipes!

The Best Lemony Salmon

The Best Honey Lime Tilapia

Grilled Cabbage

Time Well Spent by Lisa Johnson, RD

As I thought about what to post this week, I realized this is my last post for 2018. I am not a very nostalgic person, but still I felt the sentiment of leaving this year behind and going forward with you into a better 2019! I thought back over this year and contemplated what I… Continue Reading

Better Snacks by Cari Culp, RD

Every household has those staple foods they love. Today I want to share my favorite staple snacks and foods items that are also packed with nutrition! Hope these items give you more healthy eating options! Love Beets: Pre-cooked and peeled beets that can be enjoyed on a salad, in a smoothie or juice or simply… Continue Reading

Healthy Bites For This Busy Holiday Season and Beyond, by Lisa Johnson, RD

By the time you read this, the doors have swung open and the race is on! The last few weeks of each year tend to be the most frantic as we aim to complete deadlines, strategize for the coming year, and celebrate where we’ve come with an abundance of food and giving. It’s a wonderful… Continue Reading

Tips to Indulge Guilt Free this Thanksgiving by Cari Culp, RD

I love Thanksgiving! Partially because I love to cook but also because it is the kickoff to that special time of year filled with love, laughter, relaxation and good company. With Thanksgiving however, comes a lot of anxiety around how to maintain health goals and avoid setbacks. That “It’s the holiday’s, I’ll eat whatever I… Continue Reading

Blueberry Picking: One of my Favorite Summertime Activities by Christie Hunter, RD

As a Mom of 2 girls, I try to get creative in the summertime with coming up with various activities to do. It can get challenging because some of the activities can be costly or dependent on good, cooler weather for a more pleasurable time. One of my favorite activities is picking blueberries. I’m always… Continue Reading

Better Frozen Treats by Cari Culp, RD

With temperatures well into the 90’s this week, few things are more refreshing than a nice cold frozen treat. And as Fourth of July approaches, what is a more American way to celebrate than ice cream? While we may be tempted to indulge in these classic treats with high calories and lesser ingredients; what good… Continue Reading

Better Ways to Have an Eggcellent Easter…Without a Peep from the Kids – by Cari Culp, RD

It seems grocery store shelves were just cleared of all the sweets from the holiday season and now Easter is right around the corner. With Cadbury eggs, jelly beans and those deliciously cute Reese’s peanut butter bunnies lurking around every corner, maintaining weight loss goals has been a topic of conversation with many of my… Continue Reading

Succeeding at Your New Year’s Resolution! by Cari Culp, RD

Happy New Year! Many of you have probably vowed to make some positive health changes for 2018 and it turns out, the new year is a great time to do it! Research by Dr. John Norcross, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Scranton, shows that those who make a new year’s resolution… Continue Reading