“To your health!”

If you love to eat, if you’re looking for healthier ways to make the foods you love, if you want to feel and look your best,  you’ve come to the right place.

My goal is to inform, inspire, motivate, and bring a smile to your face. I’ll give you the latest  nutrition news, food and lifestyle tips, easy to make recipes, video demonstrations, and much more, including a note of inspiration now and then.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter at Janet Zappala and check out my Wealth of Health webisodes at www.janetzappala.tv

Healthy Pizza!

June 9, 2015

Pizza: Who doesn't love it?! Well, how about a slice of good health and great taste? It can be done, and is being done, at Sammy's Woodfired Grill. Janet Zappala serves up this healthful, delicious dish. KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

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Janet Zappala was the guest speaker at Hadassah Foundation's fundraising luncheon on Sunday, June 7 in Cathedral City. The Foundation is a Jewish women's group committed to helping women take charge of their health. It provides needed medical care around the world, including aid to Nepal after last month's earthquakes. For more on Hadassah Foundation: Visit www.hadassah.org

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Escaping Anxiety

June 6, 2015

Millions suffer with anxiety, but there are ways to help alleviate the effects of anxiety. A former sufferer, and now a Clinical Therapist shares her thoughts with Janet Zappala. KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

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Is there a difference between brand vs. generic medications? Is one better than the other? You may be surprised at the answer. Janet Zappala talks with an expert at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs for some clarification. KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

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Body by Jack

June 6, 2015

Want to get and stay in shape, but don't have the time or the budget to go to a gym? Work out using household items. Just remember to take it slow and bend your knees! KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

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Janet Zappala takes a look at the new patient focused Independent Physician Network. The Desert Valley Independent Physicians in the Coachella Valley offering options for the area's citizens. KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

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Migraine Relief

June 6, 2015

Janet Zappala talks with a vascular neurologist at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA about migraines, and how to help prevent - or at least limit the frequency - of migraines and pain relief. KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

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Kids are back in school and it's really important to make sure they're eating well. A healthful lunch made up of protein, fruits, vegetables, whole-grains and fat-free flavored milk help to ensure your kids are getting the nutrients they need to stay strong and healthy. For more info. and a dollar off coupon on their delicious deli meats, please visit https://www.facebook.com/saraleedeli. Fat-free flavored milk is another great treat that does your kids bodies good. With 9 essential nutrients, including vitamin D, calcium, protein and potassium, and fewer calories and sugar, it's a healthy choice. For more information visit www.milkatschools.com. Green Giant offers up Seasoned Steamers for busy families on the go. Chef inspired seasonings bring vegetables to a whole new level! Visit www.greengiant.com. To your health! Janet

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Join me for What's Cooking? on Blog Talk Radio, Friday, June 15th at 3pm when featured guest, vegan Brian Murphy shares his knowledge of veganism. Find out what vegans eat and believe. For them it's not just about the food, it's a lifestyle. You can also visit his website at isitvegan.com for lots of great information on and about being a vegan.

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Veggie Sandwich

June 14, 2012

Enjoy this especially tasty sandwich anytime you’re in the mood for a nibble or a nosh. This easy-to-make snack is low in fat and calories, yet still tastes delicious. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 7 minutes for a hot sandwich Serves 1 Light mayonnaise and/or mustard/or a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil 2 slices whole-grain bread 2 slices roasted turkey 2 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese (such as Jarlsberg Lite) 4 slices ripe Roma tomato 4 slices avocado Handful of broccoli or alfalfa sprouts Salt and pepper to taste For Cold Sandwich: Spread some mayonnaise and/or mustard on one slice of bread. Layer the bread with roasted turkey slices, cheese, tomato, avocado, sprouts, and salt and pepper to taste. Top with the remaining bread slice. Cut the sandwich in half. Serve with fresh fruit and wholegrain chips. For Hot Sandwich: Set toaster oven temperature on toast/broil. Spread mayonnaise and/or mustard on one slice of bread. Layer the bread with roasted turkey slices, cheese, and tomato. Place the sandwich in the toaster oven; set on broil for 7 minutes. After 4 minutes, place remaining bread slice in oven beside the first slice. When done, remove both slices from the oven. Add the avocado and sprouts, season with salt and pepper, and top with the remaining bread slice. Cut the sandwich in half and serve.  Light and healthy, enjoy!

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