Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Disclaimer – I am not here to single out any food brands. I am teaching about reading food labels in general. What’s the difference? Carbohydrates are large sugar or starch molecules. Sugars are simple molecules in the form of granules or syrup. When the label says “no sugar added” this means sugar in some shape or form of granules or syrups were not added. This … Continue reading Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Happy New Year! 2012

It is a new year indeed. With new goals and motivations set, I am off to a running start, literally.  My new year is off to a fast pace and this year I am setting the bar high.  It is going to be a challenging one!  These past few days I have been working on creating some tips and strategies to boost start my plan … Continue reading Happy New Year! 2012

Cookies! Take one!

Several attempts to make the perfect cookie have been underway… and there are even more attempts to be made. However, through experimentation and putting twists and turns on the original chocolate chip cookie recipe, I have made progress. 1) First attempt: I used traditional ingredients but replaced one of the sticks of butter with a banana. They were pretty good. 2) Second attempt: I took … Continue reading Cookies! Take one!