Author Archives: Grace Derocha

About Grace Derocha

Grace Derocha is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and certified health coach. She loves helping others learn how to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Grace was born and raised in Michigan. She is a wife, mommy, Spartan, and avid Detroit sports fan. She loves food, music, dancing, shopping, reading, and smiling.

St. Patrick’s Day: Get Your Plate in Shape with these Healthy Green Food Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day can mean more than green beer. Think going green as a benefit to your body and your health. This week’s National Nutrition Month post includes a few recipes that you and your family can enjoy for breakfast, lunch and…


Win by Losing: Kale chips recipe (with video)

Easy to make and healthy? Sign us up! The trending snack, kale chips, not only is delicious but is packed with nutrients and low in calories. One cup of these chips only cost you about 150 calories – whereas your…


Zucchini pie, another way to enjoy this versatile summer vegetable

Zucchini is definitely in season right now. Our garden is full of them! There is many ways to prepare zucchini; on the grill, in a salad and part of a stir fry. Of course, I can’t forget about the traditional…



Brown Bag Blues: How to prepare quick and healthy lunches that your kids will actually eat

Here are some great ideas to add healthy variety to get kids out of a lunch rut: “Leftover” Lettuce Wraps: Wash a few pieces of romaine lettuce and put whatever leftovers you had from dinner onto the greens.  This is…


Motor City Movement: A Collaboration of Choreographers in Michigan – You don’t want to miss it!

I love, love, love everything about dance and music. Growing up as a dancer has made me passionate about dancing, not only as an art form but also as a fun way to exercise. That is why I am happy…


Professional race car driver Helio Castroneves dishes on his healthy lifestyle

Two words: Helio Castroneves! The Brazil native is a three-time Indy 500 winner and the driver of the No. 3 Team Penske IndyCar. Not to mention — this is one of my favorite fun facts about him — he is the season…



Enjoy a “Live Healthy Live Grand” weekend at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

For the past three years, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has partnered with The Grand Hotel to offer different ways to live healthy and live grand. This summer, we are happy to announce the unique experience of the Live…

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A must try recipe: Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Everyone loves pizza, or at least I know I do and it is a family favorite in the Derocha household. The issue with pizza is that it can be higher in calories, fat and carbohydrates. So it is not always…


7 healthy snacks to help you Stop the Slump

Healthy snacking is a great way to keep your energy up throughout a busy day, especially during those times of day where it seems like you don’t have any energy.  The right snack can help you stop that energy slump….