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!

Pizza Chicken?

I am obsessed with pizza. Not to mention I am a lot Italian and grew up on it. I could eat pizza for every meal. Mom raised us on making our own bread, pasta and pizza! Yay carbs. Inventing pizza recipes has been a fun tradition in our household. One of my favorites is the “dessert” pizza. Whole wheat crust topped with Nutella, marscapone cheese, fresh … Continue reading Pizza Chicken?

Walk for Hunger! 2014

SAVE THE DATE WALK FOR HUNGER SUNDAY MAY 4TH 2014 It is that time of year again~ On Sunday, May 4th, I will be participating in Project Bread’s 2014 Walk for Hunger. I hope that you will support me in my efforts to raise money to help end hunger in Massachusetts! Check out my direct web page to donate! http://support.projectbread.org/site/TR/Walk/General?px=1364781&pg=personal&fr_id=1230 Join my team: Title Boxing … Continue reading Walk for Hunger! 2014

Holiday Season! – Pies

It’s been a while since my last notation.  Internet has been lacking in my life these days! Thanksgiving with family!  What a lovely time filled with good food, company and of course cooking.  The project was to conquer making my Nana’s pies!   There isn’t much to do differently in order to make them lower in carbohydrates or lower in fat.  We could alter the recipe … Continue reading Holiday Season! – Pies

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!

FOODPICKER.org Question of the week- Pre-Diabetes?

Message from Christine:When it comes to Carbohydrate Counting, fiber and sugar alcohol are treated a little differently according to the American Diabetes Association.  If a food contains more than 5 grams of fiber, half of the grams of fiber should be subtracted from the total carbohydrate on a food label.  For example: suppose a food contains 20 grams of total carbohydrate and 6 grams fiber … Continue reading FOODPICKER.org Question of the week- Pre-Diabetes?