Skip the salt, not the flavor

herbs and spices_482x414According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, most Americans should consume less sodium. Most of the sodium we consume is in the form of salt, and the vast majority of sodium we consume is in processed and restaurant foods. Your body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly, but too much sodium is bad for your health. Continue reading

Whole-wheat, oatmeal, pecan waffles (or pancakes)

pancakes_2_300x200Growing up, my mom would make me pancakes or waffles every day before school. We’re talking 6:30 every morning, rain, shine or snow drift. She didn’t use whole-wheat flour, but I’ll cut her some slack. Because I am diabetic, I used an alternative to syrup that is similar to the berry topping in the recipe below. Continue reading

You’ll want to join our “New Year, New Challenge” webinar

8.12-Personal-Health-Steps-to-Prevent-Diabetes-300x200We’ve all wanted to start off a new year on a positive note by making a healthy lifestyle change. The question is, how many times have you tried to make a healthy change as a new year’s resolution and couldn’t get past the first two weeks – or even two days? Continue reading