Pick out the Healthy Heart Tips that Work for You! Keeping your heart muscle in good shape is so smart. Here are 10 tips to move you in the direction of feeling well and thriving each and every day: Make your breakfast oatmeal with apple cider instead of water & top it with walnuts. When you eat out, go for menu buzzwords like steamed, garden fresh, grilled & poached. Keep laughing. It can actually decrease stress hormones & reduce artery inflammation. Use a lunch-size plate for dinner as a way to keep your portions in check. Try a large spinach salad for dinner … [Read more...] about Healthy Heart Tips!
Mushrooms are Nutritious! Do you judge a food's nutrition by it's color? If you do, then mushrooms may not come to the top of your most-nutritious list. In fact, I've been asked many times if there is any nutrition at all in mushrooms. Well, let me tell you that the answer is a big YES. In 1 cup of mushrooms, there are only about 20 calories; yet, there are >2 grams fiber, nearly 1 gram protein, 10% daily value of iron, nearly 30% daily value for vitamin D, and more. All the nutritious details for mushrooms are here. Mushrooms are Diverse! The big sellers in grocery stores are … [Read more...] about Mushrooms in Your Kitchen!
A Little History Long ago, blueberries were called star berries by Native Americans because of the star-shaped spot where the blossom develops into the berry. Awesome Nutrition If you just love blueberries, like I do, then consider yourself lucky. No matter what you call them, these little blue dynamos are showing up at the top of lists of the healthiest foods we can eat...even as dessert! Blueberry Crisp Recipe A dessert rich with healthy fruit and not too much added sugar! Kids can help by washing the fruit, measuring the ingredients and crumbling the topping, with … [Read more...] about Blueberry Crisp is a Healthy Dessert Recipe
Color and Good Nutrition Need some help getting out of a hum-drum eating rut? The easiest way is to gather a rainbow of colorful foods at the grocery store. Not only do colors please the eyes but they pack in powerful nutrition. Colorful Combinations When I think of an artist's palette, I really get going on combinations for my meal plate - what about you? A snack of blueberries and yogurt is a good start. A lunch salad with a variety of shades of green lettuces, shredded purple cabbage and tomatoes is beautiful, too. Or imagine this...a dinner stir-fry with sugar snap peas, … [Read more...] about A Colorful Meal …Is a Healthy Meal
5 Steps to Getting Organized & Making Homemade Soup 1. Select a soup recipe and read it all the way through. Add the ingredients you need to your shopping list. Shop for your ingredients. 2. Figure out the best time to make your soup. It may be early in the morning on Saturday before the kids wake up. Or, it may be immediately after dinner when the house is getting quiet for the evening. 3. Get all your ingredients ready before turning on the burner to cook. Take items out of the dry pantry, fridge, freezer. Wash, peel, chop veggies. Measure out soup stock. 4. Get out your soup … [Read more...] about Getting Organized in the Kitchen Saves Time with Homemade Soup
Fun at the Supermarket! For years now, I've enjoyed helping everyday people better understand how to gather a healthy shopping basket at their favorite supermarket. If you've never walked through your store with a registered dietitian (RD), then perhaps it can be your New Year's Resolution for 2012. For both the RD and you, there will be eye-opening discoveries at nearly every turn of the aisle. For you, there will be healthier groceries for a healthier kitchen! Music in the Aisles! Here's a short video to put a smile on your face...a musical at the supermarket? You … [Read more...] about Supermarket Musical Fun & Thanks to You!