The Price of Obesity

The disease of obesity is hurting us physically and economically. As a nation, we should be collectively alarmed and working together to help reverse this dangerous trend.  A few facts that you should know: One in five U.S. deaths is associated with obesity (American Journal of Public Health). New York state has the eighth lowest [...]

Healthy High Protein Breakfast Ideas

Here are 5 easy ideas if you have a little time in the morning: 1. Yogurt Berry Popsicles * You can find popsicle molds at Wegmans, Walmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond and online Ingredients: You will need a set of popsicle molds Vanilla Greek yogurt your favorite berries Directions: Add some yogurt to the bottom [...]

Why George Michael Was Like Many Men Over 50

I am 52. George Michael was 53 when he died on Christmas Day 2016. I was not a huge fan of Michael’s early work (especially the Wham days), but you have to hate music not to appreciate at least some of his work--including his live rendition of Queen’s “Somebody To Love.” The man had an [...]

Healthy Dessert: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You can have your chocolate and eat it too with this decadent but healthy recipe! Ingredients 1 pound of chocolate chips or 1 -16 oz bar of chocolate 1 pound of strawberries (big, dipping ones) 2 tbsp butter (optional- if you have good chocolate you don’t need this) Instructions Tip:  You can use a double [...]

Oven Roasted Squash with Garlic and Parlsey

This recipe from Eating Well can be a side dish or light main course. Ingredients 5 pounds winter squash (such as butternut, buttercup, kabocha or hubbard),  peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
 1½ teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped [...]

Healthy Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

So easy and so delicious- there are many ways you can alter the recipe below. If you want to make it really quick, just use Wegmans basting oil, which already has the spices in it. You can just drizzle it on and pop it in the oven and cook at 450 degrees for 7 minutes. [...]