Serving Sizes: Are They Really What They Say They Are?

Serving Sizes:  Are They Really What They Say They Are?

Quick Think Fast! How many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers? Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice? Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars or even cookies? Hint: it’s not “one.” Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half servings per package. Yes, they are proportionately packaged to make you think they contain one serving. The food manufacturers want you to think it’s one serving and get into the habit of eating that amount per...

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Mark Bittman”s 4 principles of kitchen confidence

Mark Bittman”s 4 principles of kitchen confidence

I thought I would re-post this article from a few years ago because it spoke to me then and I hope it will speak to you now.  Cooking isn’t as difficult as so many people think.  The main ingredient when cooking at home is the planning part.  When, not if, you’re willing to set aside a few minutes each week to plan out your meals, you will begin to reproduce those menu plans in the future.  So instead of making a few choice meals over an over again, and becoming...

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Eating Healthier: Getting Your Spouse On Board

Eating Healthier:  Getting Your Spouse On Board

You decided it was time to make some changes in your diet, so you went shopping after work and bought a bunch of vegetables to go with a hopefully great tasting recipe you found online.  As you prepare the dish, you taste-test several times and feel great about how the flavors meld together.  You put the meal on the table and call your family in to rant and rave about the colors, textures, and taste.  Surprise!  The family sits down, looks at the dish, and the questions...

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Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

You helped me last year, around this time, with my son, Patrick – who is thriving by the way!!!  I hope your ears have been burning because I have been singing your praises and forwarding your website like crazy.  I so appreciate you and the work you do, how you support families in supporting their children’s unique learning styles.  I have got to get more of your cards!  As a massage therapist, I listen to a lot of clients tell me their frustrations… makes for easy referrals!
Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA
Velly Chowder, South Africa

Velly Chowder, South Africa

Mostly I’m thankful to Cathy Dick, for helping me a lot with previous decision making and daily planning. She has helped me put into practice a mind-set to be something that I wish to accomplish by the end of each day to the end of the year– focus on that, and make sure I do things in terms of preparing myself mentally and physically before I start.  She has a lot of great resources that she shares freely too.  You can trust her to do what she says she’ll do.

Leslie Coty, Roanoke, VA

Leslie Coty, Roanoke, VA

What a huge difference Cathy made in my office at work!  She helped me organize the mountains of paperwork and chaos and now it looks great!  I have a system that I know will work for me because she made sure that things were organized by how I use them…everything in its place!  I value Cathy’s creativity, integrity, originality and helpfulness in all the organizing/time management projects she does.  Next I plan to take her Time Strategies program so I can get my business calendar, appointments and desk organized.  Can’t wait!!