So here’s the dilemma: you’re stuck in an airport or an Amtrak station – it’s late at night and you haven’t had any dinner. You’re starving. Look around. What’s open to grab a bite of food? You guessed it fast food, fast food, and more fast food. Or, you’re driving your kid and a bunch […]
Lunchtime. What will it be? Maybe a sandwich – it’s nice outside – good day to eat on a bench in the park. Salad is way too messy. Sandwich or a wrap is the way to go. Lots of choices for the sandwich filling: ham, turkey, roast beef, cheese, tuna, grilled veggies . . . […]
Fruit and veggies are the friends of SocialDieters and healthy eaters. Unfortunately there’s something other than nutrient value and delicious taste to bear in mind: pesticide contamination. Sometimes known as the dirty dozen, the following lists of fruit and vegetables show the 12 most and least contaminated by pesticides (rankings compiled by the not-for-profit Environmental […]
Love your wine with dinner – or maybe that champagne at your friend’s wedding? What about that wonderful, sweet, thick dessert wine to polish off a fantastic meal? You may have your preference – most of us do – but whether it’s red, white, dry, sweet, or sparkling, it is really easy to overlook the […]
Ever wonder if you can really trust all of the numbers written on the label of your frozen chicken with vegetables and rice or next to the burger description in your local fast food emporium? Well, it turns out that you’re right to wonder. The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/health/12calo.html) reported on a Tufts study (http://www.adajournal.org/article/S0002-8223(09)01679-4/abstract) […]
Face the brunch buffet and keep the calories under control! Okay. So it’s a brunch buffet the day after your friend’s wedding. Do you really want to go? Maybe yes, maybe no. But you have to, she’s a really good friend. Or, maybe you’re on vacation and staring down the sumptuous brunch buffet in the […]
Is moving your hand from bucket to mouth, fingers clenched around salty, buttery popped kernels, scrounging for the napkins you forgot to grab at the concession stand, your movie theater habit? If it is, just know what you’re chowing down on. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a public advocacy group, bought multiple […]
Americans eat out, on average, six times a week. I’ve read that statistic in many places and can’t argue with it. I often eat out a lot (more than six times a week if the truth be told) — for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and in all kinds of restaurants – diners, cafeterias, and places with tablecloths on the tables.
Resolutions lead to frustration when you set too many or they’re unrealistic. Sure everyone would like to lose 20 pounds in one week (ever wonder how they do it on the Biggest Loser?) or go from sedentary to marathon runner in a month. It just doesn’t happen – or if, by some miracle it happens […]
Americans eat out nearly one of every four meals and snacks. We also spend almost half of our food budgets on dining out. http://www.allbusiness.com/medicine-health/diet-nutrition-fitness-dieting/5411015-1.html Eating out takes many forms –the fancy white tablecloth restaurant, the fish shack with brown paper on the tables, the local greasy spoon, the sandwich from the deli eaten on the […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.