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Eat, Drink & Be HealthyHoliday Baking Sugar Substitutes

The sweet smell of cinnamon and sugar can bring back fond memories of grandma’s kitchen, especially this time of year. But too many of her holiday treats can leave you stuffed as a stocking and sleepy as a sugar plum fairy. If baking is on your Christmas list, why not Read more…

Eat, Drink & Be HealthyCooking Up Some Healthy Fun

As you may have read on page three, our favorite former NBC anchor, columnist and friend, Janet Zappala, has moved back to her hometown of Los Angeles. However, she is still working to spread the word on healthy living through her new Eatthis.tv show, “Good Food Matters with Janet Zappala,” Read more…

Eat, Drink & Be HealthyHealthier Pastas (Even Nonni Might Enjoy!)

Who doesn’t love pasta? If you grew up in an Italian family, preparing and eating a hearty plate of spaghetti warms your heart like a big kiss from Nonni.  But for those who have chosen a gluten- or grain-free lifestyle, eating pasta can send your stomach spiraling. While many gluten-free Read more…

Eat, Drink & Be HealthyThe Skinniest Margarita

Who doesn’t love an ice-cold margarita? With desert weather warming up and Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a few more are sure to pour throughout our valley. Ironically, I am writing this on National Margarita Day (Feb. 22). Who knew this festive favorite had its own holiday? But most Read more…

Eat, Drink & Be HealthySalty Solutions

Making healthier choices doesn’t mean giving up everything you love and crave; it’s about finding satisfying, convenient alternatives and getting creative! In this new column, I’ll share ideas and favorites. Today’s topic: SALTY SOLUTIONS Who doesn’t love salt? We know it’s something to be consumed in moderation, but we all Read more…

Eat, Drink & Be HealthyStart Your Day with Healthier Coffee. End with Healthier Ice Cream

Whenever I meet someone with good intentions to start eating healthier, they always say, “I just can’t seem to give up (their thing).” It’s usually cheese, ice cream, pumpkin spice lattes, or something of the sort. I get it. We all have our comfort foods, and with the chilly weather Read more…