Tag: vegetable

Healthy Recipe Essentials: Soups

by in Healthy Recipes, March 11, 2011

We gave you tips on healthy stir fries, this time we’re tackling soups. Soups are inexpensive and versatile. There are so many variations to play with depending on the veggies, legumes, grains, herbs and meats you add. We’ll walk through the basics to get you started and give you fun and exciting ideas to play with in the kitchen.

Why We Love Chili

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 3, 2010

This classic comfort food is the perfect end to a cold day. Its versatility can make it suitable to most taste preferences and although many think it’s unhealthy, chili is really full of nutritious ingredients. But those aren’t the only reasons we love chili.

Reading List: The Gluten-Free Hype, Massive Egg Recall and Heart-Healthy Chocolate

by in Food News, August 20, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Rare heirloom veggies up for auction, gulf seafood finally being thoroughly tested and the gluten-free fad

Reading List: Grocery Store Showdown, Detox Truths & Hershey’s New Candy

by in Food News, February 19, 2010

How to detox safely, the story behind Kellogg’s tainted waffles and new reports show up to 10% of college students have high cholesterol.

Spotlight Recipes: Soul-Warming Stews

by in Healthy Recipes, October 19, 2009

For a change of pace, try chicken, lamb, beans or seafood as the main attraction in your stew. Stews contain a variety of veggies — carrots, potatoes, onions and celery — that add immune-boosting vitamins, an extra boost for the cold and flu season that’s coming.

Buyer Beware: "Healthy" Boosted Juice Drinks

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, July 21, 2009

Many bottled juice drinks on the market claim to have antioxidant, immunity-boosting or other health benefits. But are they really healthy or worth all the hype? Not necessarily.

Spotlight Recipe: Vegetable Sushi Rolls

by in Healthy Recipes, June 15, 2009

In this sushi recipe, the raw fish is switched with a variety of vitamin-packed veggies — radishes, carrots, scallions, peppers and some avocado. Don’t forget about nori (sushi’s green wrapper). This traditional Japanese sea vegetable is high in fiber, potassium and vitamins A and C (both antioxidants).

Make It A Meatless Monday

by in Food News, Healthy Tips, May 11, 2009

This Monday, skip the meat course and amp up your veggie servings in honor of Meatless Monday, a campaign that promotes eating more fruits and veggies to battle the big 4—heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.

Healthy Debate: Frozen vs. Fresh Veggies

by in Healthy Tips, March 16, 2009

And the winner is…farm fresh veggies! But don’t count out the frozen ones — there’s a time and place for them too. Find out the advantages of using frozen veggies and what you should be looking for when buying them at the market.