Older Not Old - When Life Gives You Zucchini....

A lot of the adjustments when the kids move out are pretty easy — less laundry, a lower water bill, not as much “stuff” around the house. But it’s really hard to get a handle on the food situation when you go from four to two. Often I buy more than we can eat before

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Older Not Old -- Sensible Portions

In my early days in NYC, I was on a mission to find the best and biggest muffins in town. Two places stand out — Lincoln Square Deli and a bakery near NYU, where I was taking courses toward my Master’s degree. I think the muffins weighed 4-6 ounces, for about 500 calories. The

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Older Not Old -- Fussing about Fiber

The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans came out a few months ago with new strategies for sounding the alarm on the American diet. As called out in previous guidelines, we continue to eat too much of some foods and not enough of others. With too few vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes (beans) in

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Cooking By Number – Muffins

Last week, I spoke for a group of nursery school teachers on healthy snacks for preschoolers. When I asked the director whether the kids cooked in school, she mentioned that they made muffins but needed healthier ideas. Hey, who says muffins can’t be healthy? These get their moisture from pureed fruit or veggies. You can

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