September is Food Safety Education Month! About 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness every year and about 3,000 people die from this illness. Anyone can get sick from a foodborne illness but people with weakened immune systems are especially at risk. These populations include: Pregnant women Young children Older adults People with weakened immune … Read more
Planning and preparing your meals and snacks ahead of time is a game changer for your health, and your wallet! Meal planning creates structure and routine. This helps you to avoid making unhealthy choices when you are really hungry, like after a long day at work or if your children have sports games to attend. If … Read more
Check out this article to learn what those confusing terms in your recipes mean. Just in time for holiday cooking and baking! Culinary Lingo
The holidays are typically a time of celebrations, giving, friends, family, and FOOD. We are often so overstimulated by the amount of food around us we practically gain 15 pounds by just seeing all of these extra delicacies. No matter your health goals (losing or maintaining weight, controlling blood pressure or blood sugar, food allergies, … Read more
It’s that time of year…root vegetables will be in season soon. These vegetables are perfect to add to your upcoming meal plans since they are affordable, packed with nutrition, versatile, have a long shelf life, and can add volume to any meal. Use root vegetables as a side, an entrée, or as a way to stretch a soup, stew or … Read more
Turning vegetables into spiralized noodles, also called zoodles, is a new exciting trend. Mostly, it has been used as a great replacement for pasta for those individuals on low carbohydrate meal patterns. It has gotten to be so popular that there are special cookbooks and websites focusing just on recipes including spiralized veggies. I think it is just … Read more
It’s finally time to fire up the grill again! Check out this video from EatRight.org on how to keep food safe when grilling.