I get a lot of questions about diet and eating well. I’m not a nutritionist, so I really don’t have the expertise to advise people. I do know basics–the same stuff you hear over and over again. The stuff that isn’t easy. We all need a well balanced diet and it literally all adds up in the end. Weight gain and weight loss is really about the number of calories consumed and the number of calories burned. Sometimes it’s good to look at the numbers and do the math. It can put things in perspective.

All that being said, I may not even be the best example of a healthy eater. I love to eat–all foods, especially carbs. Luckily I enjoy vegetables too. In general I rather eat ice cream and workout a little more than skip the ice cream. That is a choice I make. I love eating, but I also am lucky in that I love working out. That doesn’t mean I don’t try to make healthy decisions for my body. The types of foods you select effect your skin, your heart–a bunch of things that we can’t weigh on a scale.

Taking time to eat healthfully can be a challenge, but it is an important one. Since there seems to be such an interest, now and again I am going to post a recipe that I like. One that is healthy, but also easy to make. If you’re so inclined and have a recipe you’d like to share, please comment on any of the recipe blogs and share.

Easy Spinach Salad


Bag of baby spinach
strawberries (sliced)
Mandarin oranges (in a can with juice)
cashews (1 cup)


Combine all ingredients. It’s that easy. You can get two lunches out of it.
The juice from the Mandarin oranges serves as the salad dressing. I put it on right before I eat the salad so that the spinach doesn’t get soggy.
You can experiment with how many strawberries to cashews to spinach you enjoy.