One of the biggest obstacles to eating well is time. After a long day at work or running errands or shuffling to and from appointments, who wants to spend an hour washing and chopping fresh vegetables, prepping a recipe and then cooking a meal? It’s so much easier to just pull a plastic tray from the freezer, pop it in the microwave and announce after five minutes, “Dinner is served!”.
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:
I’m all for eating healthy. But did you know that a vegan muffin at a bakery or grocery store can set you back as much as $3.75!? That’s for one muffin, people. The thought of my husband spending upwards of $15 a week on muffins makes me, well, sad.
By Rachel Begun, MS, RD
With the devastation and bounty of power outages from Superstorm Sandy still fresh in our minds, this post is about the importance of food safety during prolonged power disruptions.
While foodborne illness may not be the homeowner’s highest priority in such circumstances, it should be at the top of the list. Why? Because food poisoning causes an estimated 48 million illnesses (1 out of 6 Americans), 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States, a good portion of which are generated from food prepared and eaten at home.*
Fill your holiday candy dish with something sweet and healthy. Pop some cashews in the oven, then toss with a simple honey-brown sugar glaze, spiced just slightly with a dash of cayenne.
A little heavy on the starch, lean in the protein department, entirely too much dairy—looks like your meal could use a makeover. And talk about perfect timing—tomorrow begins National Nutrition Month, a 30-day, healthy-eating campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). This year’s theme? “Get your plate in shape!”
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