Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a great time to ramp up physical activity. Regular exercise is important for overall health, sense of well-being, and maintenance of a healthy body weight.
Salad greens can add color and interest to flower containers and fresh ingredients to your salad.
Wonder why the residents of Crete, largest of the Greek Islands, live longer and healthier lives than many other cultures? "Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You" is a series of four classes that will introduce you to the lifestyle, diet and culture of the Mediterranean region.
Kohlrabi is a member of the Brassica family which includes cabbage, brussels sprouts and kale. It is derived from the wild cabbage plant. The taste and texture is similar to that of the broccoli stem or the cabbage heart. The name kohlrabi comes from German and means “cabbage turnip.” Kohlrabi is one of the most commonly eaten vegetables in Kashmir (in India). Dishes using this vegetable can be spicy or non-spicy.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
One of the first vegetables available in the spring is asparagus...
It’s time to plant your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.
There are a variety of healthy food and drink choices available to stock your workplace vending machines.
To ensure your meeting promotes good health to all participants review the following questions:
Rhubarb is a rich source of nutrients providing 45% of the Daily Value for Vitamin K in a serving size of 1 cup. In addition, rhubarb provides phytochemicals to help our body prevent chronic diseases.
There are many ways to use eggplant in cooking, but a favorite dip served with pita bread is a great summer treat. This recipe for Baba Ganoush is from the Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to PA program.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
The American Cancer Society recommends that adults get a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity a day, five days a week. 45-60 minutes a day, 5 days a week is even better.
If your meeting or conference is scheduled to last for a full day or more than one day, you probably will work with a caterer or a hotel chef to plan meals and snacks. It is likely that there are pre-set menus from which to choose from. Although you can suggest alternatives, it is possible there may be a fee for these requests. To avoid additional fees, work with what they have but discuss ways to have healthy options available throughout the meeting. Be certain to stress that you do not want to have the same foods served to the participants over and over again. (After all, you can only eat so much chicken!)
When planning food for meetings, there are many things to consider with budget being an important one. Here are some suggestions for healthy meals and snacks with limited budgets in mind:
Get in some of your fruits and vegetables for the day while enjoying fresh strawberries with a little kick. Make this healthy salsa for a snack, pot luck or as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.
If you’ve become drowsy after eating a bagel for breakfast or a bowl of pasta for lunch, you know how the foods you eat affect the way you feel. Within 2 to 3 hours after eating high-carbohydrate foods, you tend to feel tired and sluggish. On the other hand, eating foods high in protein helps you feel more alert and able to concentrate.
Pulses? That is an odd word for food. The word “pulse” comes from the Latin word “puls” which means “thick soup.” It is a word you will be hearing and seeing a good bit in 2016.
Sweet Potatoes are not just for Thanksgiving! Enjoy this nutrient packed food all year. This burrito makes a great lunch, dinner or even a snack. Serve with a green salad to fill your plate with vegetables.