The Too Busy to Diet Blog

The official blog for Too Busy to Diet, the diet reference guide and healthy eating book

  • College Kids Are Back to School

    College Kids Are Back to School

                                 College Kids Return to School Send them back with a copy of “Too Busy to Diet” (TBTD) to help them navigate their way to eating healthy. TBTD provides college students with healthy snack ideas, guidelines for easy meals, ways to handle…

  • Back to School Lunch Makeover

    Back to School Lunch Makeover

    Back to School Lunch Makeover Kids are back to school and parents begin another year of making breakfasts, packing sack lunches, preparing school snacks, and scrambling to get dinner on the table. This makes August a perfect month of new beginnings and a time to improve past eating habits! One of the most important things…

  • Meatless Monday

    Meatless Monday

    Written by Sarah Pennington, Dietetic Student at Miami University Whether you are a practicing vegetarian, or an avid meat eater you should take part in “Meatless Monday” with great sources of vegetarian protein to be aware of. According to Choosemyplate.gov, women need about 5 ounces of protein each day, while men need about 6 ounces. Protein…

  • Food Safety For Summer Fun

    Food Safety For Summer Fun

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jacqueline King, MS, RDN, CDE, FADA North Suburban Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson Four Ways to Grill Safely this Summer Did You Know? 1 in 6 Americans deal with food poisoning each year, or 48 million people, according to the CDC. How can you keep your family safe…

  • Insurance Restricts Adequate Insulin

    Insurance Restricts Adequate Insulin Never in my wildest nightmares did I ever imagine the horror of Obamacare. I have had diabetes for 50 years and have dealt with many issues. But losing access to my physicians, having three insurance companies in one year, paying over $300/vial of insulin, and now being told I cannot get…

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    The Mediterranean Diet

    Written by Sarah Pennington, Dietetic Student at Miami University The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to help improve health in a wide variety of ways. It has been shown to help improve heart health as well as help promote healthier blood vessels, which can improve the risk of stroke. This diet has been shown to reduce…

  • King Cakes

    King Cakes

    King Cakes King cakes are popular during the carnival season. Having the last name, KING, I am accustomed to having a King cake every time a cake is eaten with the King family. There are a variety of ways that King cakes are made although they are quite similar. The ones I have tasted resemble…

  • Mardi Gras Museum

    Mardi Gras Museum

                             Mardi Gras Museum No trip to New Orleans would be complete without seeing the Mardi Gras Parade or learning about it. On our recent trip to New Orleans, we made a trip to the Mardi Gras Museum. For those of you who do…

  • Quick/Easy Caprese Salad

    Quick/Easy Caprese Salad

    Quick/Easy Caprese Salad If you are looking for a quick, easy summer meal try this recipe with a whole-wheat roll. It is cool, fresh and light for a hot summer night. And it supplies a good source of dairy for Dairy Month. Ingredients Large beefsteak tomato 1 ounce of marinated red peppers Bunch of fresh…

  • May is Celiac Awareness Month

    May is Celiac Awareness Month

    Celiac Awareness Month “The prevalence of celiac disease is rising at an alarming rate. Current trends show this condition is doubling every 15-20 years.” says Jacqueline King, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson. “And the worst part is that over 90% of individuals go undiagnosed.” It has become critical…