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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


Olive oil is a kitchen staple in my house.  So, when planning a day trip to Napa Valley while in the San Francisco area recently, I made it a point to visit Talcott Carneros Estate–Napa’s first large  Read More


The Mediterranean diet is very popular and it’s no wonder considering it was ranked as one of the top diets (#3 to be exact) for 2015 by U.S. & World Report earlier this year.  A Mediterranean d  Read More


Tomorrow is one of the most festive holidays–Cinco de Mayo!  In this country, we typically celebrate by going out to a Mexican restaurant and eating our favorite dish (and enjoying margaritas!).  T  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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