October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyday choices can have a big impact on our health, even in preventing cancer. Lifestyle changes you start now can really make a difference over time. Things like healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight all play a part in cancer prevention. Photo Credit Follow these recommendations for cancer … 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
Follow these strategies from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics to help you have a healthy, balanced eating style and increased energy to boot! Who doesn’t want that?! Eating to Boost Energy By Tara Gidus, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD Published July 13, 2017 Let’s face it, we are in an energy crisis. We, as a society, are … 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.
Do you have a green thumb? Even if you don’t, consider getting outside and reaping all of the benefits of gardening. Think of gardening as a very inexpensive spa treatment. Gardening moves your body, helps with mental and mood health, and the fruits of your labor (pun intended!) will be nutritious and delicious. Yes, you can really get … Read more
Spring Pea Salad with Strawberries From EatingWell.com There is no better way to welcome spring than with a bright, tasty salad with seasonal fruits and vegetables! This recipe makes 4 servings. If you are watching your sodium, the feta cheese and salt in this recipe may be too much. Heart Healthy Tip: Try a different cheese and remove the salt. Enjoy! … Read more