Tag: vegetables

The Veggie Table: 5 Ways to Fit Veggies in your Breakfast

by in Healthy Recipes, The Veggie Table, July 13, 2011

With the average American only getting about two servings of veggies each day, that morning meal is a crucial place to make sure you’re meeting your veggie mark. Here are some mouth-watering ways to get vegetables in your breakfast each day.

10 Non-Resolution Resolutions

by in Healthy Tips, January 3, 2011

Forget your typical resolutions….to lose 50 pounds this year, to fit into a size 4 or to hit the gym 5 days a week. This year make a resolution that’s attainable without a number attached! Here are some non-resolution resolutions for 2011.

10 Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

by in Healthy Tips, October 4, 2010

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than three quarters of Americans aren’t taking advantage of what veggies have to offer – most folks just aren’t eating enough of them. Multiple servings a day might seem daunting but when you realize that one serving is only a measly ½ cup (or 1 cup of greens like lettuce or spinach) it suddenly doesn’t seem so unattainable. Eating your veggies shouldn’t be painful or even unpleasant – here are 10 ways to love them.

5 Snacks to Fight Off Hunger

by in Healthy Tips, October 6, 2009

Snacking is a must! It helps you get from one meal to the next — no headaches, drops in energy or stomach rumbling. The secret: choosing snacks that contain hunger-fighting ingredients. Here are five favorites.

Healthy Foods for Toddlers

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, September 8, 2009

My youngest child is 2 years old and is a feisty toddler. One thing’s for sure—food is her friend. It wasn’t so easy with my older two, they were pickier eaters. Here are healthy eating guidelines for toddlers and some hints for feeding your finicky toddler.

Spotlight Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

by in Healthy Recipes, August 22, 2009

I got spoiled this summer, getting to come home and have access to fresh ingredients, a full kitchen and, of course, free time to cook. However, going back to school doesn’t mean we college students can’t still enjoy a good, healthy meal! Pasta is a good ol’ standby, but this year, ditch the buttered noodles or Ramen packets and try this easy dish – it’s sure to earn you an A from your roommates or friends. Make it in bulk you and eat for a few days. Capers, anchovy paste and arugula might not be usual pantry staples, but you shouldn’t have trouble finding them at the local supermarket.

Smarter Snacks: Picks for During & After School

by in Back to School, Kid-Friendly, August 21, 2009

When I tell my younger clients to eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 small, healthy snacks a day, they often look at me with a puzzled face and say, “I’m supposed to snack?” Well, yes, of course, but it’s all about picking wisely. Kids should get 25% of their daily calories from snacks, so these mini-meals should be full of vitamins and minerals to help them grow. But the question is: what’s a healthy snack that your kid will want to eat?

Food Trend: Home Canning

by in Healthy Tips, August 11, 2009

Canning has been around for 200 years, but I was new to the practice. What did I learn? It’s pretty easy, definitely fun and a wonderful way to preserve fruits and veggies so I can enjoy them long past their growing season.