Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: How to Preserve Your Herbs

Lose Weight with Ruth: How to Preserve Your Herbs: Rosemary Isn't it a great feeling to plant something and watch it grow? If you are a little too successful, check out this blog pos...

How to Preserve Your Herbs


Rosemary
Isn't it a great feeling to plant something and watch it grow? If you are a little too successful, check out this blog post from Maggie Green, a fellow registered dietitian nutritionist and author of The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook on how to preserve your herbs. Maggie hopes that you add seasonal, local ingredients into your cooking. You can follow her at @GreenApron .

This is the time of year when we’re thinking about preserving the abundance in our gardens if the deer haven’t eaten it all.  Herbs are the leaves and stems of tender, edible plants. They impart various flavors in cooking and are revered for adding flavor to cooked dishes and salads without adding additional sodium. Thyme, rosemary, basil, parsley, and oregano all dry well. Here’s the link to the National Center for Home Food Preservation and their resourpage on Drying Herbs. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: Eat Right in August

Lose Weight with Ruth: Eat Right in August: August is Kids Eat Right Month, but any month is a great time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Serve your kids carrots and broccoli...

Eat Right in August



August is Kids Eat Right Month, but any month is a great time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Serve your kids carrots and broccoli with hummus for an after school snack instead of high-calorie foods without nutrients. 

Do you have a favorite fruit? I could live on nectarines. They are juicy, sweet and tart, besides containing vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. At dinner tonight, go around the table and ask each other their favorite fruit or vegetable. You might be surprised to learn new information. On the weekend, pick a recipe that incorporates your families’ favorite foods. If your kids see you eating healthy, they will make healthier choices.

To promote wellness in your family, make fruits and veggies your friends and stay active.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: Look! It’s Judy Carter! She’s so Funny!

Lose Weight with Ruth: Look! It’s Judy Carter! She’s so Funny!: Judy Carter with THE MESSAGE OF YOU  I keep running into Judy Carter, humorist, author, coach and keynote speaker, at meetings an...

Look! It’s Judy Carter! She’s so Funny!




Judy Carter with THE MESSAGE OF YOU
 I keep running into Judy Carter, humorist, author, coach and keynote speaker, at meetings and conferences. After the third time, I had to get her book, THE MESSAGE OF YOU. Very glad I did. Have you ever gone to a meeting and almost fallen asleep? Speakers! Don’t let this happen to you. Judy’s book will help turn your ho-hum speech or presentation into a standing ovation. She can help you find your message, so that the audience wants to hear more. With some very easy steps, you will also learn how to add humor to your talks.

Judy’s FAVORITE physical activity is snowboarding, and her favorite food is fried matzo. I like matzo ball soup, but I have never had fried matzo. Sounds interesting. I will put it on my bucket list.

Looking for a worthwhile blog to read? I highly recommend subscribing to http://blog.judycarter.com/ . She always has useful information with a great story. Check her out: www.Facebook.com/JudyCarterComedy or on Twitter @judycarter. It was a pleasure meeting Judy, and I look forward to hearing more of her funny yet inspiring words of wisdom.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lose Weight with Ruth: Speaking of Dr Oz

Lose Weight with Ruth: Speaking of Dr Oz: Do you believe in miracles? Do you take weight loss supplements to melt away belly fat? Americans love miracles or at least love to spend BI...