Coffee is one of those foods that the media seems to go back and forth on – can you boost your health with coffee? Is it a guilty pleasure or natural superfood? Because we all know we should be cautious taking nutrition advice from the media, I thought I would clear up any confusion and shed some light on the science based health benefits of quality coffee in this blog post.
You’ll be glad to hear that there is science to support improving your health with coffee. However, when it comes down to it, quality really does matter. Continue reading →
I love a good brunch! There are so many different options when it comes to a brunch menu and I find with a little bit of planning its a meal that won’t disappoint even the pickiest of eaters! Here are some simple tips for a hosting an amazing brunch. Continue reading →
Independence Day is this Tuesday and it’s time to celebrate! I hope this recipe roundup helps provide some inspiration. Whether you’re firing up the grill at home or bringing a dish to a friend’s, the following 15 festive red, white and blue recipes are sure to impress!
1. Patriotic Parfait
A smart and simple way to prepare your food in a healthier way is to use basic cooking techniques such as baking, braising, grilling, roasting, broiling, poaching, sautéing, stir-frying and steaming. Some of these terms might seem daunting, but they are all fairly simple to use once you learn more about the cooking method.
Healthy cooking techniques can cut fat and calories. For instance, when frying one tablespoon of oil adds 14 grams of fat and more than 100 calories. By choosing to roast instead of fry, the oil is eliminated which substantially lowers the fat and calorie content of the food. Continue reading →
This vegetarian dish is filled with protein, whole grains and flavor! This recipe serves four people and only takes 25-30 minutes to prepare from start to finish!
This Meatless Monday recipe is great for any day of the week! It is vegan, lactose-free, and gluten-free! An excellent serving of whole-grains, vegetables and protein and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals!
I love juicing, but hate wasting the pulp. In every juice that I make I always include carrots. I decided to save the carrot pulp for baking muffins. The outcome was deliciously amazing! These healthy whole-wheat, carrot, applesauce muffins are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast and great for a snack! A great combination of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and flavor! Continue reading →
Here are some simple ways to modify traditional holiday foods and recipes to reduce fat, sugar and sodium. For more easy ingredient substitutions to make your favorite recipes healthier download Eat Well with Gina’s free handout on Tips to Cooking and Baking a Healthier Way!
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