You may be familiar with a Mediterranean diet, which typically is rich in vegetables, fruit, beans, olive oil, nuts and fish. What do those foods offer your body? The veggies and fruit provide you with fiber, vitamins and minerals, while beans offer both fiber and protein. Olive oil and nuts are powerhouses of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which are healthy unsaturated fats, sometimes referred to as “good fats.”
Jiggly arms. Pudgy belly. Saggy bottom. For many women, these “problem areas” cause a lot of frustration. I’m often asked what can be done to tone up and get rid of stubborn fat once and for all.
What are your goals for 2013? Most of us resolve to improve our lives in some way, whether it’s shedding pounds, getting fit or eating more healthy foods (oops, are those chocolate chip cookies lurking in my cabinet?!). And when it comes to enhancing your health by slimming down, Vitacost wants to help with these tips for weight loss success:
By Rachel Begun, MS, RD
I am often asked which ingredients I believe are essential to eating gluten-free healthfully and happily. While there are many I recommend, here are three that top my list right now, for their flavor, good nutrition and contribution to making a variety of gluten-free foods.
You know you should be eating healthy, balanced meals made up of nutrient-packed superfoods. But the foods you aspire to eat don’t always make their way onto your plate. Here’s a handy guide of the five healthy foods you should eat more often – and how to prepare them.
The gift of a good meal is always appreciated! Taking time to prepare a healthy dish for someone—whether it’s a busy mom, your elderly neighbor or a friend you haven’t seen in awhile—is a thoughtful gesture that will be remembered. Send it in a casserole dish the recipient can keep, along with the recipe, for an added special touch.
This recipe for Bean and Cheese Tortilla Casserole is perfect for gift-giving. It freezes well, can be easily increased to feed more people and may be adjusted to include meat for non-vegetarians.
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