Guide To A Healthy Diet For The New Year

A new year is the perfect reason to revisit your eating habits. We often lose track of our healthy ways during the holidays, indulging in one too many cookies, bread rolls and sweet drinks. Instead of wasting time feeling guilty, focus your attentions on starting the new year with a fresh plan. Stay hydrated Even when you think you’ve had enough, always drink more water! A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Continue reading Guide To A Healthy Diet For The New Year

A Guide To Smart Snacking

Don’t forget about snacks when you’re planning your meals for the week! These small bites will hold you over between larger servings, but can easily tempt overeating. If you choose your snacks wisely and plan when to consume them, you’ll have more control over how much you’re eating. Here’s our advice for mastering a savvy snacking routine: Don’t trust your hungry self Even for those with the strongest willpower, the struggle is real when you’re Continue reading A Guide To Smart Snacking

An Introduction To The Healthy And Vibrant World Of Purple Foods

What kinds of fruits and vegetables have purple cousins? The purple foods family goes well beyond eggplant and grapes. From fruits and vegetables to grains, you can indulge in purple berries, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus, artichokes, bell peppers, carrots, turnips, daikon, celery, kale, onion, cabbage, corn, rice and cereal. Why are they healthy? Purple foods are rich in the same antioxidants that give all fruits and vegetables their natural color. They also contain flavonoids and Continue reading An Introduction To The Healthy And Vibrant World Of Purple Foods

Tasty Meat-Free Recipes

Whether you’ve found a new appreciation for a vegetarian lifestyle or you’re simply encouraging the family to eat more vegetables, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few delicious and healthy meat-free dinner recipes to try this week: Broccoli and Sweet Potato Stir Fry A colorful, vibrant meal is a healthy one! Try this delicious vegetable stir-fry from the Meat Free Monday Foundation. Ingredients: For the stir-fry: 1 red bell pepper – de-seeded Continue reading Tasty Meat-Free Recipes

5 Tips For Healthy Eating On A Budget

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to settle for inexpensive, processed junk food. Healthy, fresh produce, meat and dairy can be bought without causing your grocery bill to skyrocket, if you know some secrets. Here are five tips for healthy eating on a budget: Use frozen produce  Buying fresh produce is great when it’s affordable, but depending on the season certain staples can boast hefty price tags. Generally it’s more cost-effective Continue reading 5 Tips For Healthy Eating On A Budget

5 Tips For Making Healthy Stews This Fall

Stews are a wonderful meal staple for the fall, with their rich, flavorful bases, enticing seasonings and delectable ingredients, and they warm you right up on a brisk day. Here are five tips for making healthy and delicious stews this season: Trim meats  The cuts of beef, chicken, pork or lamb that are cubed and prepackaged for making stews are typically have higher levels of fat. Be sure to trim the meat before adding it Continue reading 5 Tips For Making Healthy Stews This Fall

3 Healthier Versions Of Your Favorite Fall Drink

Autumn has a strong connection to delicious drinks – there’s nothing like a warm, steaming mug of coffee or cider on a brisk fall day! However, many of your favorite fall drinks are loaded with sugar, syrups and other unhealthy ingredients. Not to worry – you can still make your favorite autumn drinks at home while having them fit your diet. Here are three healthier takes on fall beverages: Pumpkin Spice Latte Let’s be honest – Continue reading 3 Healthier Versions Of Your Favorite Fall Drink

Shake Up Your Smoothie, Powder-Free

Life can get crazy at times! Between work, kids, school, getting to the gym, chores and time with friends and family, many people find that their own eating schedule is the first thing to go. Late to work? There goes breakfast. Forgot your post-workout smoothie? Hopefully you don’t hit the drive-in. If you’re savvy about fitness, chances are you have tried meal planning and prepping. You might even be inclined to whip up a batch Continue reading Shake Up Your Smoothie, Powder-Free

Plan To Eat Healthy As A Family

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Whether you’re a family of two or 10, making healthy food choices can be easy and fun. Many people think that “healthy food” means a strict diet of carrot sticks and celery, but this is far from the case. Nutritious and filling meals are often just created from whole foods, raw and fresh ingredients, and are prepared at home, rather than from a box. If you’re interested in encouraging your family, friends or roommates to Continue reading Plan To Eat Healthy As A Family

3 Healthy Summer Desserts

Sweltering temperatures can make it easy to reach for a pint of sugary sherbet or an oversized slice of ice cream cake, but these treats are packed with unhealthy ingredients and a whole lot of calories. However, you don’t have to forgo scrumptious desserts altogether – instead, just choose healthier recipes that use light ingredients that refresh and delight your palate without weighing you down. Below are three healthy summer dessert recipes to try. Make Continue reading 3 Healthy Summer Desserts

Tips For Putting Together The Perfect Summer Picnic

Picnics are the perfect way to take advantage of the warm weather and blue skies the summer season brings. And really – is there anything more luxurious and indulgent than lounging on a soft blanket while enjoying delicious food and drink? With picnics, a little preparation goes a long way. By planning the menu ahead of time and packing your basket with all the essentials, you can savor an outdoor meal with style and no Continue reading Tips For Putting Together The Perfect Summer Picnic

3 Delicious Summer Salads To Bring To Work

When the temperature soars, enjoying a cool, crisp salad for lunch is refreshing and delicious – and requires no standing around by the microwave or stovetop! Bring some flavorful summer salads to work with you in Fit & Fresh containers and then savor a nutritious lunch that’s also totally tasty. Meal-prepping lunch salads Salads are easy to prepare ahead of time. You can chop ingredients and assemble the salads in lunch containers, then store them Continue reading 3 Delicious Summer Salads To Bring To Work

‘Snack Dinner’ May Be Your New Favorite Meal

You know those times when you’re starving but aren’t quite sure what you want to eat? And your usual go-to sounds bland, but your stomach’s still growling up a storm. You want to graze on a bunch of different foods, but feel that not putting together a proper meal is a faux-pas for a successful adult. Au contraire – you just haven’t met the Snack Dinner yet. It’s a craze sweeping social media, and it may be what Continue reading ‘Snack Dinner’ May Be Your New Favorite Meal