Here’s a quick and easy way to substitute traditional mayonnaise, which is high in fat and calories, with non-fat, high-protein plain Greek Yogurt (2-3 times the protein content of regularly processed plain yogurt) along with a little mustard to turn plain old tuna salad into reinvigorated fantastically flavorful Power Tuna Salad.
Ingredients are shown below. Just click either picture on this page for a complete, easy to follow step-by-step picture book recipe.
Earlier this week I wrote that I was going to try a full 7 days of coffee without sugar in an effort to be more personally aware of how much sugar I take in day to day. Yesterday was day 8. I started out trying coffee again with no sugar and didn’t like it at all. Read more »
Doing the sugar research I’ve been doing lately has made me look a lot more closely at my own sugar intake. In the last piece, I wrote about cutting sugar completely for a week from the coffee I look forward to every morning. That week just ended yesterday. More about that soon. Read more »
Whoa, there have been times in my life I sucked down way more sugar than I needed and sure paid a heavy – well over 200 pound – price for it. Not too long ago, even though my weight has remained stable in the mid-160′s for decades, I was still dumping almost 2 tablespoons of sugar into a large mug of coffee – and drinking quite a few of those mugs, like the one shown above, daily. I’m now sure that contributed to my otherwise medically monitored but healthy stomach not feeling well for years. Read more »
Got home from the rink about 9:30 Saturday morning just as light snowflakes started to fall. “C’mon, man. Move!”, I told myself, sometimes quite out loud, while I changed into bike clothes in what seemed like slow motion.
But then I pushed out – “finally, ya’ big…” and the flakes were floating fat as cornflakes, which ”thwapped” my face, made me laugh, and turned the road to salty, sandy crunchy goo. Even though it was only 5 miles, it was one of the best “Star Wars” rides (flakes = flying stars) I’ve ever had, especially knowing I’d made the most of a window that closed just as I got home. Read more »
Whoa! A couple days ago I tasted a spoonful of whipped cream I’d made earlier in the week and couldn’t believe how salty it tasted though I sure could almost hear my mom’s voice in my head: “Skip the salt, sonny. You don’t need it.” Right on! Read more »
What I like most about being on the Westborough BPAC (Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Committee) is getting the kind of things done we reported to our Board of Selectmen last night.
First, our charge:
- Improve bike and pedestrian safety and accessibility in town.
- Build multi-use trails.
Here’s where we are since our progress report last spring. Read more »
First, I think when people hear or speak the word “diet”, they mean one intended to promote weight loss, though diet in its pure sense is what we as individuals eat regularly. Everyone has a diet, whether it’s healthy or not, and some of those diets are more targeted than others. A gluten-free diet is one specifically intended to eliminate gluten consumption. A diabetic diet is one intended to control blood sugar levels. The list of targeting dieting options is probably endless.
Second, I’m a huge TED talk fan. TED stands for “technology, entertainment and design”. TED talks are short, specific, delivered by experts and, to me at least, add an enriching and inspiring perspective to life. Read more »
There’s nothing quite like the magnetic scent of freshly cut garlic to attract attention to action in the kitchen. And then, of course, there’s nothing like the fantastic punch of flavor chopped garlic adds to whatever’s on the stove, in the oven or on the grill.
Fresh garlic is by far the one food ingredient I use most often and tastes so much better than processed garlic you can buy in a jar or any other prepared garlic product. As shown in the picture below, all you need to chop fresh garlic is a fresh garlic bulb, a sharp knife (preferably with a wide blade), and a cutting board (the bigger the better to keep the chopped garlic on the board and off the floor). Just click either picture on this page for step-by-step picture book directions that also show how to select fresh garlic when you’re buying it in the store.
Yep, that’s what I had way too much of right before going to bed after coming home from a trip at 2am yesterday morning. Still, even though I felt like a toad when I got up not too much after I finally went to bed, I got right back into my regular exercise routine with weights, stretches and core strengthening and – and a “you gotta’ be kidding me” big laugh after not doing them for 12 days. I then had a chopped apple, yogurt and fruit spread for lunch, which kept me going comfortably for the rest of the day. Read more »