Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020
SIMPLE HOLIDAY SWAPS
Eating healthy during the holidays can be quite simple when you make easy, inexpensive swaps. These swaps can increase the nutrient content in your holiday dishes leading to a healthier, less caloric plate. Simple swaps can make large impacts in preventing holiday weight gain and long term disease prevention.
Consider the following:
Oil → Applesauce
White rice → Brown rice
Butter → Olive oil or Avocado puree
Salt → Spices
Potatoes → Sweet potatoes or Squash
Pasta → Zoodles
Bread crumbs → Rolled oats or Crushed nuts
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
2020 FOOD DRIVE
Friday, November 27, 2020
This recipe will bring the merry to your home this holiday season. Serve with yogurt, ice cream or on its own. Guaranteed to be a family seasonal favorite!
Monday, November 23, 2020
The holidays are a time for gatherings, family and lots of good food! Unfortunately, all that good food comes with too many calories and the dreaded result of weight gain. With a little effort this holiday season you can still enjoy your holiday feasts and prevent gaining excess weight.
At your next gathering consider the following:
#1 Hydrate! Increase your water intake during the holidays to help you feel fuller and prevent overconsumption.
#2 Prioritize! When you have too many options, prioritize your choices. Sample all of your favorites and leave the rest.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Quick, Healthy, Inexpensive Breakfasts!
Starting your day with a breakfast will jump start your immune system and fuel your body for the day! Breakfast can be fast, easy and inexpensive. Check out these simple low calorie breakfast options.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Apples, Apples, and MORE Apples!
Apple season is upon us! Not only are they delicious this time of year, but they are also on sale basically everywhere. Making apples both nutritious and budget friendly this time of year.
#1) Apples are nutritious. 1 medium apple is only 95 calories and contains vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin K.
#3) Apples are linked to lower risk of heart disease. Due to soluble fiber content apples help lower your blood cholesterol levels, keeping your heart healthy.
#4) Prebiotic effects to promote good gut health. Apples contain pectin, a fiber that acts as a prebiotic. Which means feeding good bacteria to your gut to keep you regular!
#5) Apples contain anti-inflammatory compounds. These compounds are good for your bones, lungs and heart.
Enjoy this tasty recipe to increase apple consumption in your home. Remember the USDA recommends 2 cups of fruit daily intake for any 2,000 calorie diet.
- 4 Apples (peeled & sliced 1/4" pieces)
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Old fashioned oats
- 2 TBL Butter (melted)
- 1 TBL Honey
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Place apples in pan, sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
- Mix remaining ingredients together, sprinkle on top of apples.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 min, remove cover and bake fore another 15-20 min until apples are tender.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
It's slowly starting to feel more and more like fall! Good soup recipes are always on my radar, but I'm especially focused this time of year. Many soups require long lists of ingredients, and typically not what I have on hand or on sale.
Try this great recipe guideline to create a soup with ingredients you have on hand or easily accessible in your area.
Try this no fail Spinach White Bean Soup recipe!