Nutrition

Eat Your Carrots!

Eat Your Carrots!

Eating carrots. They are pretty, orange, sweet and crunchy. The carrot has a lot more going for it than meets the eye or the taste buds. Before I launch into a few words about the science of the carrot, let me begin by simply saying, […]

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Valentine’s Day brings wishes of love or a special sentiment to those we hold dear to our heart. As we express our endearing thoughts with cards, gifts, dinners and flowers, remember to love you heart. Many foods can help your heart. Consider these Healthy Heart […]

Sidekicks—Dinner Co-Stars

Sidekicks—Dinner Co-Stars

We can always think of the SUPERHEROS or STARS at dinner time. You know, the proteins. So, what about the SIDEKICKS or CO-STARS? Without these side dishes, our meals would never be balanced. While protein is an important food group that has many lovely members […]

Breakfast

Breakfast

Calling the first meal of the day breakfast assumes that you do not get up in the middle of the night and raid the refrigerator. If you sleep through the night without eating, you have gone without food, or fasted. You are then eligible to […]

Veganism

Veganism

Veganism, which is a plant-based diet is different than a vegetarian diet. Vegetarians don’t eat meat, fish or poultry. Vegans are not so well known, but more is being published about their diet and their philosophy these days. Vegans are also vegetarians, but in addition […]

Singin’ the Lunch Box Blues? –Change Your Tune!

Singin’ the Lunch Box Blues? –Change Your Tune!

Remember your plan? The one you made last summer for how you would send your family to school and work with healthy, appealing lunches in trendy lunch bags or boxes? You would make them in the evening and have them neatly packed and ready near […]

Coconut Milk Recipes

Coconut Milk Recipes

If you buy a fresh coconut, tap a hole into it and pour out the liquid inside, you will not get coconut milk. That liquid is coconut water. Not everyone likes coconut water, but those who do, enjoy it as a refreshing cold drink. Coconut […]

Autumn’s Amazing Colors

Autumn’s Amazing Colors

Isn’t Autumn amazing? Colors everywhere! (For those of us in the cooler parts of our country.) If the trees of red, gold and orange weren’t enough, every kind of colorful vegetable is being harvested and sold right now. Farm stands and produce departments alike become […]

Green is Your Color

Green is Your Color

No matter what color your favorite football team wears, green is your color nutrition-wise. “Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to improve your health,” says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, author of The Veggie Queen. I remember my mother serving a peach half […]

A Zucchini by Any Other Name. . . .

A Zucchini by Any Other Name. . . .

Well! A person is never too old to learn something new and I proved this to myself when I did some research on zucchini. First, I’ve had a literary mystery solved after many years. As a kid I read all the Agatha Christie mysteries, and […]