All posts in category Healthy Living


One of our family’s favorite one dish meals – ” “Pop Pop Mercer’s Italian Style Zucchini and Green Beans – will soon be famous – locally anyway! Libby Mills, friend and host of  radio food show “Libby’s Luncheonette” (Mondays from noon to 1:00 on WCHE 1520, invited me to be one of the feature chefs in a […]

So, How ARE the 2 Weight Loss Authors Doing?

September 9, 2013: We’re doing it!   So as not to take up a lot of space (and your time), I am only posting my stats and Steve’s, although I will periodically report on the progress of all four of us. For those of you who may be interested, we are all keeping track of […]

Berry Delicious Spinach Salad Dressing with a Touch of Honey

This salad brings a simple elegance to any meal.  It’s also an easy dressing to make with just four ingredients! You can use any low sugar fruit spread or jam.  In this recipe I used the Wegmans  Triple Fruits flavor.  The light berry flavors combine so perfectly with the sweetness of the honey and the […]

2 Weight Loss Authors Put Their Own Programs to the BIG TEST – Do They Work?

September 3, 2013 Here we are – two over-fed weight loss authors and our spouses: myself (author of Carb Light Living’s™ Top 5 Low Carb Recipes) and Steve Kalt (author of Positively Thin – available soon on Amazon). When you write about food, you talk about food – and lament about food – especially when too much of […]

Pop Pop Mercer’s Italian Style Zucchini and Green Beans – a family favorite!

Nutritional Info Servings Per Recipe: 6 Amount Per Serving – 1 section Calories: 214 Total Fat: 11.5 g Cholesterol: 20 mg Sodium: 627.0 mg Total Carbs: 14.8 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Protein: 13.2 g Points Plus Weight Watchers: 6 This dish is farm to table at its best – and it’s also high in […]

Radio Show Highly Successful as Listeners Learn about the Carb Light Living™ Program!

The Carb Light Living Team™ received many enthusiastic and appreciative calls, emails and texts following the WCHE1520AM radio interview with talk show host Libby Mills.  Libby is a nationally recognized registered dietitian and hosts a weekly show called “Libby’s Luncheonette” which broadcasts on WCHE1520AM every Monday at 12:15 pm. If you missed the interview and would like to […]

Informative and Fun Radio Session Today in downtown West Chester, PA!

The Carb Light Living Team enjoyed an energetic, informative and fun radio session today! Thank you Libby Mills for inviting us to speak on your educational and enlightening radio program, “Libby’s Luncheonette – Serving up Local Sustainability” every Monday from 12:15 1:00.  The session allowed us to provide Chester County listeners with valuable information on […]

Carb Light Living™ to be Featured on WCHE’s “Libby’s Luncheonette” on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:30

Good afternoon! This Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm, two of my team members and I will be interviewed on-air by Libby Mills, a nationally recognized registered dietitian. Libby’s radio show, called “Libby’s Luncheonette,” broadcasts on WCHE1520AM every Monday at 12:15 pm. We are also enthused that the three representatives from Carb Light Living™ hail from West Chester […]

Amy’s Light & Lean PASTAS – Carb Friendly on Moderately Low Carb Plans!

March 30, 2013 We all know that the largest food group in a low-carb diet should be the non starchy vegetables (excluding the starchy corn and potatoes).  At least half of your plate should include them.  We also need to add some protein, but we don’t have to overdo it.  The National Academy of Sciences […]

Low Carb Lows – and Highs…

Good morning friends, As hard as it is, I hope everyone is managing to keep their weight in check during these times of holiday temptations.  We haven’t been!  It’s not that we splurged on the extraordinary Spaghetti and Crab Dinner that Bob cooked up last night.  Oh no – it was the picking – and […]