The holidays are nearly upon us and we all struggle with how to maintain a healthy eating and lifestyle pattern while enjoying the festivities of the season. Here are three of my holiday “survival” tips, along with a favorite recipe for a hearty vegetarian soup to have on hand for these early winter weekends. For the holiday season, my number one tip is to try your very best to keep on track with your regular physical activity program. Whether it comes in the form of a short morning walk (even 10-15 minutes is better than no walk at all), a class at the gym, or even simply standing up at your desk every 15 minutes or so throughout the day to march in place and do a little stretching, … Read More
Welcome to Second Act Kitchen
I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
My overall mission is to share what I've learned over the years about food, recipes, and nutrition so you can relax and enjoy your meals while living a vibrant life.
When the heat is on, sometimes you just want a light salad that is a healthy choice, easy to make and goes well with something from the grill, Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps, or Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce. This Thai Style Vegetable Salad is very versatile and belongs in your recipe box. If you don't have access to some of the ingredients (e.g. when asparagus is out of season), you can substitute other vegetables that are available at that time (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, red or green bell peppers). … Read More