Did you know that when you sauté your onions and celery for stuffing using broth instead of butter, it can save you 100 to 150 calories? There are lots of ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration while also saving a few calories. Here are six great tips for a delicious Turkey Day with a healthy twist ...
I’m always looking for ways to feed my family without breaking the bank. All I want is healthy, delicious food at rock-bottom prices. That’s reasonable, right? I have three boys to feed, two of which have big appetites. The other one is picky and hates everything I cook. I also have a gluten-intolerant husband who can’t eat what the rest of us can. List in hand, my weekly quest (who am I kidding, I’m at the store at least three times a week) begins in the fresh produce section. Everyone in my house loves fruit so I know whatever I select will be eaten and enjoyed. Vegetables are a different story.
Many of us could benefit from trimming our waistlines to fight off diet-related chronic illnesses. More than one-third of American children and two-thirds of American adults are clinically overweight or obese. To encourage healthier lifestyles, the new Dietary Guidelines were released in January 2011 to emphasize reducing calories and increasing physical activity. Here are some key points of the new guidelines – plus tips on how to achieve your goal of being a healthier you!
If you are a busy mom, dad, grandparent or a coach, this time of year can be a difficult time to eat healthy. For example, many parents find themselves rushing to leave work, pick up the kids, and dash off to the ballpark for a practice or game. Yet, even if you are spending 6 to 10 hours a week at the soccer field or Little League diamonds, it is important to keep good nutrition in focus. But how?
As I was out gardening one day, an older neighbor wandered over to see what I was up to. An avid gardener herself, I was a bit surprised when this southern woman asked what my plants were. When I told her that the plants were herbs, her response came in the shape of wide-eyed disbelief: “Whatd’ya gonna do with those?!?!”
Some may think that herbs are the odd green bits sprinkled over a restaurant meal ... But herbs can be a great way to perk up your favorite recipes, not to mention they are a healthy way to enhance flavors.
Probably once a week I hear a person say, “It costs too much to eat healthy.” That’s not true! Eating healthy does require careful consideration of food choices. But it doesn’t have to cost more if you use several proven techniques while preparing menus, shopping and cooking. The quick answer to nutrition on a budget boils down to two tactics:
I live in a house full of boys (three sons and a husband who is perpetually 12) and, much to my dismay, I hear dirty words all the time. The “S” word, the “D” word, etc., etc. A few months ago the dirtiest word of all entered our household and knocked us on our “A” word. I’m talking about gluten, the “G” word.