The holiday season may be on its way out, but the color green is here to stay! Blend up a banana-berry smoothie, then toss in a handful of veggies, some chia seeds and a scoop of vegan protein powder for a revitalizing, nutrient-packed drink.
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.*
Helping your teenage son or daughter choose a healthy path isn’t always easy. Teens don’t like to be told what to do. They like to be in control of themselves—especially when it comes to their bodies. I’ve found that the best approach is to lead by example, provide suggestions and put the tools they need to make good choices right in front of them.
Chocolate, pasta, chips and fruit juice aren’t usually considered diet-friendly foods – but they can be, if you know which types to choose! Next time your stomach is growling, switch out your traditional meal or snack for one of these delicious, flat-tummy favorites:
It’s back-to-school time, and you know what that means—lots of unwanted sugary snacks and processed foods end up in the classroom and in your brown paper bag. But no need to worry. Packing a wholesome lunch will make it easier for your child to eat healthier throughout the day.
In Japanese, edamame means “beans on a branch.” These small, bright green veggies are actually soybeans, harvested before they’ve reached full maturity. Edamame has been a part of Asian cuisine for centuries, but it’s recently become wildly popular here in the United States. And for good reason!
Happy Tuesday Newsday!
Today’s tidbit of news comes as no surprise to me, a self-proclaimed snackaholic whose weaknesses include carrots with hummus and anything smothered in peanut butter. But new research from The NPD Group shows that snacking actually accounts for a whopping 20 percent of all “eating occasions” for American adults.
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