Cooking simply for fall holiday food with a potato bar is the way to go. Prepare potatoes as the main holiday food for an event, and ask everyone to bring potato fixin’s.   Types of Potatoes Starting with a potato bar, there are options. Go with one or more of these: 1. Russet (or Idaho) potatoes 2. Red potatoes 3. New potatoes 4. Sweet potatoes 5. Fingerling potatoes Out of the five types of potatoes listed above, russet/Idaho and red potatoes are the highest on the glycemic scale. So for the sake of guests who are diabetics, go for a lower glycemic potato. Russet isRead More →

What foods do you look forward to during the Christmas holiday season? Sweets? Breads? Good old-fashioned family recipes? The Christmas season is a time when most of us struggle through, eating chocolates, candy, and everything that isn’t nutritious. Feasting from favorite potluck dishes at annual family holiday gatherings seems to pack on the pounds all at once. Festive parties and daily snacking on sweets help to increase those pounds even before Christmas Eve. One thing that works to combat this pack-on-pound festivity eating is to replace the normal breakfast or dinner with a vegetable/protein shake.   A simple nutritious shake recipe is: Banana Beet ShakeRead More →