With Valentine’s Day right around the corner - what better way to enjoy the day than knowing you are getting some good nutrients from a Valentine’s favorite - chocolate! But it’s not just any chocolate… you need to be a little picky.
Who has a favorite food that you mostly try to avoid because it's not so healthy (I know I do!)? Pizza is probably top of many people's list. A NYC slice eaten on the street, a fancy wood-burning oven pizza, and anything in between.
Are you overwhelmed with the thought of cutting into the hefty and tough-skinned winter squash? Are they piling up from your CSA, or are you avoiding them at the market because they are just too much work? Here's an easy non-recipe recipe!
Not so long ago, nutrition experts advised eating small, frequent meals throughout the day and never, ever skipping them. Today, some of those experts have changed their view. They now recommend a practice called intermittent fasting, or IF, an approach to food timing that involves periodic short fasts — anywhere from 14 to 48 hours — that can spark substantial health benefits.
Protein is an essential part of every person’s diet, but you don’t need to be a meat eater to get your daily allotment. If you aren’t a meat eater, you are going to need to be more more mindful about where your protein is coming from each day (and if you are a meat eater, you might want to mix up your protein intake with some of these veggie options!). These days, most people get ample amounts of protein, but if you aren't, skimping on protein is not a good idea.
The holidays can throw us off our healthy diet path. One thing that most of us need to do, holidays or not, is eat more vegetables. So let’s find some easy ways to get more servings of vegetables into our day.