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Ask a group of people to name a fruit most associated with summer and the most frequent answer will probably be some form of melon.  It’s hard to picture a summertime picnic without juicy wedges of watermelon  Read More


During the summer season, most of us are going to a barbeque, picnic or pool party at some point.  Menu choices most commonly involve grilling and the side dishes usually include the traditional pota  Read More


The heat is on and who doesn’t love to cool down with a sweet treat?  But before you reach for the standard ice cream cone or sundae, I’ve got some healthier alternatives that will still satisfy yo  Read More


Eggplant is one of my favorite summer veggies.   Eggplant is a member of the “nightshade” or potato family, which also includes tomatoes and hot peppers.  While dark purple is the most common color of e  Read More


Burgers are commonplace at any summertime picnic or barbeque.  And, while the typical beef burger is tasty, I’ve got some equally delicious choices that are lower in fat and calories (an extra b  Read More


As the temperatures rise, I often look for ways to keep my house cool and that means using my stove and oven as little as possible.  Grilling is always a terrific alternative, but another option is to avoid   Read More


Different regions of the country are known for various foods and flavors that the locals feast on.  For example, I live outside Philadelphia and the region is known for the “Philly Cheesesteak.”  Simila  Read More


Many Americans suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) and part of treating this disease is a low-sodium diet.  Even if you don’t have high blood pressure, it’s a good idea to get into the habit  Read More


With the start of June we celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.  It’s perfect timing as the growing season is in full swing and there is an abundance of fresh produce available loc  Read More


May is National Strawberry Month and it’s perfect timing since these delicious berries are at their peak of flavor!  Strawberries are a great addition to your diet since they are fat free, chole  Read More

Janet Skibicki's Bio

Janet Skibicki is a working stepmother of teenage twins. Until her mid-30's, she was able to easily work in exercise and healthy eating. Now married with kids, she's found it harder to stay on track with her fitness regime, while trying to instill healthy habits into her family’s daily routine. Janet and h


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