Food & Nutrition
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There are a few ways a young person newly on their own, or just out of college, could prepare food for themselves. One option is to plan meals for the week ahead of time and make a grocery list based on those meals. This helps ensure the necessary ingredients are purchased and reduces the frequency of trips to the grocery store. Consider meal prepping, or preparing several servings of a dish at once and storing them for easy reheating throughout the week. Simple meals like salads, stir fries, and pasta dishes are also relatively easy to prepare and can be customized with various ingredients to keep things interesting. If you are unsure of how to cook certain dishes or techniques, there are many online resources and tutorials available to help learn and improve skills.
Eating healthier is important for several reasons.
Jacquelyn Cafasso writes for Healthline Nutrition to help us understand how honey wins out:
But both honey and agave nectar are caloric sweeteners and offer little added nutritional value. Honey is better than agave nectar because it is:
Read Cafasso's article, in its entirety, on Healthline's website.
The National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements has a bit to say about vitamin A too. Check out their Vitamin A and Carotenoids Fact Sheet for Consumers.
Kids like snacks and you can get them to love healthy snacks!
Regularly under-eating can lead to a number of mental, physical, and emotional health issues. Healthline's Franziska Spritzler gives these nine signs to help you know if you may need to eat more.
Arlene Semeco, MS, RD, seems to think so. Click the button below to see why she believes ginseng has benefits for your health. She lists SEVEN reasons...
Sucrose, glucose, and fructose are three common types of sugar that are absorbed differently and have slightly different effects on the body. Whether they occur naturally in foods or are added to them also makes a big difference in how they affect your health.
Here's an article we had a hard time opening. But we did. And because we all want to be healthy, we know you will want to open and read it too.
This article explains why commercially fried foods are bad for you and provides some healthier alternatives to consider (thankfully).
At 100 calories or less, snacking is good when you feel hungry between meals. Choosing healthy snacks will help you and your family stay at a healthy weight.
Click the link below to check out what healthy snacks look like.
Click the link below to dive a bit deeper into these five foods and learn how to incorporate pumpkin into them.
A properly stocked pantry is the key to preparing better-for-you meals at home. Having the right ingredients on hand lets you put together tasty meals in a hurry. Build your pantry over time by stocking a variety of the below items.
Balance of oils: canola and olive oil
Variety of vinegars, citrus juices and fresh citrus
Low-sodium stocks and broths
Herbs, spices and ethnic items
Herbs and spices add lots of flavor without adding fat. However, they should be used in moderation as they can be high in salt. Try a variety of the below items to add zest to your meals.
Assortment of whole grains
Whole grains are an excellent source of nutrients and fiber. Grains differ in their uses and flavors, so experiment to find the ones you and your family like best.
Thanks! to yumPOWER for these tips.
Pumpkin, chia seeds, cactus, and chocolate - Who knew?!!
Read the article by Krista Linares, MPH, RDN, from Healthline.
Avocados are in and easy to use in recipes. Check out these four dishes with several ingredients in common—avocados, chicken, and tortillas. They would make great dinners to spread out over the course of the week.
Click the link below for downloadable recipes and shopping lists
Some people will eat almost anything. But whether it’s pungent cheese, fried spiders or chicken liver, it can take a few tries to develop a taste for something. Fruits and vegetables are no different. Believe it or not, five servings is about equal to two-and-a-half cups. Less than you’d think, right?
Click the button below to check out some great tips for getting creative in the kitchen!
Know the three P's: Plan, Purchase and Prepare
Practice these P’s to make tasty, good-for-you meals that are pocketbook friendly.
EatFresh.org's mini nutrition education online course teaches you how to (1) Eat for Health, (2) Save Money on Groceries, and (3) Cook Easy, Tasty Meals. What have you got to lose?
Eating healthy when money is tight can be challenging, especially if you are living with a costly condition like diabetes. These tips can help.
A diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins is important for good health, especially if you have diabetes. Healthy eating is key to maintaining blood sugar levels in your target range. But the cost of nutritious foods can quickly add up.
Eating on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice nutrition. With a little know-how and planning, you can enjoy nutritious foods without breaking the bank. And if you need help, a diabetes care and education specialist can work with you to develop a plan that fits your lifestyle, beliefs, and culture.
Food & Nutrition
What we eat ultimately provides fuel for life. Here we strive to share information that you may find helpful or beneficial on your journey to living a more healthy life.