Canned Pumpkin All Year Long! Thinking about and enjoying foods made with pumpkin is getting more and more trendy throughout the fall season. I'm amazed, though, that the pumpkin-craze seems to fizzle out in winter, spring and summer. With canned, solid pack pumpkin, which by the way is just pumpkin, I'm determined to enjoy it all year long. Here is some nutrition information about pumpkin, conveniently from the can. And, while we're on the topic of good nutrition, here's 8 ways that pumpkin can benefit your overall health. Pumpkin Bread, makes 1 loaf 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 … [Read more...] about Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Make these gems at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, or whenever. They are a perfect balance of tart, sweet and comforting all wrapped up in a tasty muffin. Cranberry and Corn Muffins with Orange Zest Makes 12 regular size or 24 mini muffins Ingredients: 3/4 cup White flour 1/2 cup Whole wheat flour 1 cup Corn meal 1/4 cup Sugar 2 teaspoons Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda pinch Salt - optional 2/3 cup Nonfat milk, mixed with 1/2 teaspoon Vinegar 1/3 cup Orange juice 1/4 cup Canola oil 1 Egg, large 1 Orange, grated zest only 1 1/4 cups … [Read more...] about Fresh Cranberries Make a Mean Muffin!
Oatmeal Season is Here When my son asked me how to make oatmeal last week, I was a little surprised. Surprised, and super happy to tell him my recipe. OK, measure out the oats, add the water, and add a big handful of frozen blueberries. Then, mix it up and microwave for 5-1/2 minutes at half power. Done. He added a spoonful of brown sugar to sweeten up my recipe, but I was OK with that. The blueberries – which we grow ourselves and freeze during July – were the good nutrition magnet for him. For you, it might be the banana, the cut-up apples, the raisins, or the pumpkin seeds You get it. We … [Read more...] about Oatmeal Season!
A Nutritious Grocery Cart Some careful thought before, during, and after your grocery trip is a must. Think about it -- what goes into your cart also goes into you. Right? So planning ahead, writing a list, slowing down as you walk the store, and reviewing your cart are essentials. Or, perhaps you'll just have to wait a few years for a supermarket of the future kind of experience. Filling Your Cart Aisle-by-Aisle Doing a big shopping trip is different than a milk & bread only trip. The big trip hits your wallet harder and it can ease your stress at dinnertime. So, take your time … [Read more...] about A Nutritious Grocery Cart Fill-Up!
Apples are Full of Good Nutrition! Next time you bite into a 3-inch diameter, fresh & crunchy fall apple, here's what your body will get: 90 calories; 0 fat; 0 sodium; 20-25 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams dietary fiber; 0 protein. But, that's not all. Antioxidants in apples are super good for vascular health and they can help keep your brain young & healthy along with the rest of your body. 3 Easy Ways to Eat Fall Apples! Dip them: Pick out any variety of apple, cut it into eighths, and dip it. There are many choices of dip such as hummus, peanut butter, sunflower butter, … [Read more...] about 3 Easy Ways to Eat Fall Apples!
Bring Healthy Snacks or Lunch to the Airport There's really no way around it these days - if you want to feel better, spend less, and enjoy traveling by air, then good nutrition belongs in your carry-on. Take a look at your flight times and pack up a simple breakfast/lunch/dinner or a few flexible snacks. I put a big emphasis on 'simple' because chances are a simple food bag will be a healthier food bag. 5 Tips for Carry-On Snacks or Lunch Bring a nut butter sandwich to eat on a shorter plane ride Bring a cheese sandwich for a short or longer plane ride Bring some baby carrots or … [Read more...] about Airline Food the Healthy Way!