Think You’re Addicted to Certain Foods? You May be Right!

Yes, certain foods have actually been found to have ‘addictive’ qualities.  Some call them “triggers” or “pleasure traps”.  Now much research is being conducted to help determine some of the causes of the current obesity epidemic and to learn what is causing us to overeat.  According to Dr. David Kessler, author of The End of… Continue reading Think You’re Addicted to Certain Foods? You May be Right!

Welcome to Mel’s Healthy Kitchen!

Congratulations!  You’ve found the new home of Your Nutritionista’s Tips for Healthy Living.  The previous posts will still be available at the former blog (  Feel free to revisit it anytime to read previous posts and all of those yummy recipes!  I am sorry for the inconvenience of having to now check a new site,… Continue reading Welcome to Mel’s Healthy Kitchen!

The Ultimate Tropical Smoothie

This creation, like so many, came out of throwing together whatever we had available.  On this past 4th of July, I wanted to make the kids a smoothie, before heading over to our friends’ home.  After raiding the pantry and freezer, this is what we came up with.  It was way too good, not to… Continue reading The Ultimate Tropical Smoothie