Vegetable Archive

Slimming Tip: More Veggies

Serve three vegetables with dinner tonight, instead of just one, and you’ll eat more without really trying. Greater variety tricks people into eating more food — and eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to lose weight. The high fiber and water content fills you up with fewer calories. Cook ...Read More

DIY Microwave Meals

One of the biggest set backs in healthy eating is the time it takes to make home-cooked meals. Everyone is restricted on time these days. So I wanted to give you guys one of my best secrets for saving a ton of time and still eating super healthy meals. These Zip ‘n ...Read More

Soup Season!

Now that the weather is finally leaning toward the colder months ahead, it’s time to break out the crock pot. Soups, sauces, chili and stew are some fantastic choices. Plus it’s super easy to crock pot a big batch at once and have leftovers for easy, healthy lunches. Here’s how to make a ...Read More

Raw Vegetables

Raw Vegetables Raw vegetables make an outstanding snack. They satisfy the desire to crunch, they’re full of water to help you feel full, and they’re low in calories. Half a cup of diced celery has just eight calories. Try coating celery with a little peanut butter or dunking carrots in salsa. When you’re ...Read More

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

This weekend I got to throw a party for my cousin who just moved into town. We made what was easily the best Spinach Artichoke Dip EVER! You could say I’m slightly biased, but it wasn’t just me. Everyone said so. You will need to let the spinach thaw so it can ...Read More

Summer Produce

It’s officially summer around here and that means tons of new seasonal produce. There are a few advantages to eating seasonal fruits and vegetables: they are usually cheaper when they are in abundance some researchers believe that our bodies are designed to eat seasonally, therefore we process them better seasonal produce is ...Read More

To Buy or Not To Buy: Organic is the Question

Although organic is often more expensive, it’s also healthier—you won’t find “toxic chemicals” in most organic selections. I shop at local farmers markets, but keep in mind that most grocery stores, and even Wal-Mart food centers, now have many organic food options at affordable prices. What’s more, to avoid the unwanted antibiotics ...Read More

Recipes I Adore

On Friday, I usually post a new recipe for your cooking enjoyment. Anyone who knows me, knows for certain that I love food and cooking. There is something special about a person’s relationship with what they eat. Today I would like to show you some recipes I have gotten from other people that ...Read More

Szechuan Chicken and Pasta

start to finish:30 min makes:2 servings 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4- to 1-inch pieces 1/2 small red onion, cut into thin wedges 1 cup water 3/4 cup uncooked fusilli pasta (about 3 oz) 1/2 bag (1 lb 5 oz-size) frozen Szechuan stir-fry mix with vegetables and Szechuan sauce ...Read More

For More Efficient Muscles, Eat Your Greens

After taking a small dose of inorganic nitrate for three days, healthy people consume less oxygen while riding an exercise bike. A new study in the February issue of Cell Metabolism traces that improved performance to increased efficiency of the mitochondria that power our cells. The researchers aren’t recommending anyone begin taking ...Read More