The Too Busy to Diet Blog

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

  • Choosing to be gluten free? Read this.

    Choosing to be gluten free? Read this.

    The March 22nd Health and Family Section of the Chicago Tribune discusses the disadvantages of going gluten.  Gluten-free diets are recommended for those individuals with celiac disease.  Less than 1 percent of Americans have been diagnosed with celiac disease, 25 percent of Americans are following a gluten-free diet in 2015, up from 2013. It is…

  • St. Jospeh Day Table

        St. Joseph Day Table St. Joseph Day is celebrated each year on March 19th. In Spain, Portugal, and Italy Father’s Day is also on St. Joseph’s Day. St. Joseph is celebrated as the father of Jesus, husband of Mary, and is also known as being a carpenter in the Catholic, Lutheran, and Anglican…

  • Kiwi for Canker Sores

    Kiwi for Canker Sores

    There are a lot of home remedies for canker sores. Those that get them know how annoying and even painful they can be. People’s Pharmacy in the Wednesday March 15 column of the Chicago Tribune discussed a treatment that might surprise you. A reader wrote in saying that she treats her canker sores with kiwi fruit. She peels and…

  • Eight Ways to “Put Your Best Fork Forward!” for National Nutrition Month®

    Eight Ways to “Put Your Best Fork Forward!” for National Nutrition Month®

    Eight Ways to “Put Your Best Fork Forward!” for National Nutrition Month® “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for National Nutrition Month® 2017, which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. “Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve…

  • Alternative Migraine Cure

    Alternative Migraine Cure

    Got a migraine that just won’t go away?  Most people with migraines say they have a variety of medications they use to get rid of a migraine. The People’s Pharmacy Column in the Chicago Tribune discusses how a bowl of hot-and-sour soup and hot gumbo soup with chile peppers might be just as good. Seems that…

  • Sal’s Meatballs

    Sal’s Meatballs

    Sal’s Meatballs Ingredients 3 lbs. lean ground beef 1 lb. lean ground pork 6-7 cloves of garlic 1 small chopped onion 2- 1 lb. Italian bread loaves Italian parsley fresh -3 tbs. Chopped fresh spinach- 3tbs. Salt and pepper to taste Fartelli crushed tomatoes- 4 cans ( Other brands will work too) 2 eggs 1…

  • Happy Meatball Day

    Happy Meatball Day

    Today is Meatball Day. No one knows how this day got started, but I for one do not care as long as we have meatballs. Meatballs are one of my favorite foods. When we were in Marco, Florida, Sal,our 85 year old buddy gave us a recipe to follow for a new variety of meatballs.…

  • Cooking Fun Foods With Kids

    Cooking Fun Foods With Kids

    Cooking Fun Foods With Kids   How do you you get your child interested in cooking and eating healthy? One of the best ways is to cook something fun and a food they most commonly eat out of a bag. Nora is used to eating pretzels, but she has never made her own pretzels. By…

  • March is National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics(AND) celebrates National Nutrition Month each year in March. There are a number of ways that you can use information from the Academy to eat healthier and eat well. These include: 1) Check AND’s website for current information on food and nutrition at www.eatright.org. 2)…

  • Wild Wild…Rice

    Wild Wild…Rice

    Written by Lindsey Herr, Dietetic Student at Miami University Understanding food terminology can be tricky. Words like organic, low-fat, natural, and wild, can sway our purchasing decisions. But do we know why? This article, published on US News, compares wild berries, salmon, and rice to their non-wild counterparts. The article explains how wild foods are,…