Pizza is a very popular food among adults and children. However, when topped with various meats and loads of cheese, a pizza turns into a rather unhealthy food choice. A pizza can easily be transformed into a healthy menu item by making a few simple yet effective changes.
The first change you can make to create a healthier pizza is to begin with the pizza dough. Whole wheat pizza dough and whole wheat flat bread circles make a good foundation for... Read More
So you want to buy organic without breaking the bank? If you're not able to buy all organic produce, you can pick and choose to maximize health benefits. In general, fruits and vegetables with thin, edible skins will pass on more pesticides and herbicides to the consumer. Those with thick, removable skins pose fewer health risks, while wax coatings can make it more difficult to remove surface pesticide residue. It also helps to know... Read More
Snacks with less than 100 calories are not hard to find. The key to a good snack is finding food that effectively fights off hunger. If you choose a snack with fiber and/or protein, it will most likely hold you over until mealtime. Whether you prefer sweet or salty, you can have a great snack for less than 100 calories.
One of the healthiest snacks under 100 calories is fresh fruit. A crunchy apple is 81... Read More
Should you go green? That is the question. We're not talking about a quest for conservation. We're talking about the heavily-hyped Debbie Meyer Green Bags that are supposed to increase the longevity of fruits and vegetables. So do they really work? We put these bags to the test.
My husband and I run our own business and keep an incredibly busy schedule. As such, neither... Read More
Five a day keeps the diseases away. We're talking about consuming at least five servings of fruit and vegetables every day. That's the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the agency, fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that prevent chronic ailments such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. When you're putting together your plate, it should look like a... Read More
Do you spend a little more on organic or stick with the regular non-organic fruit? It all depends on the fruits you are buying. Here's a great rule of thumb to remember -- thin skin, go organic and thick skin, it's ok to go non-organic.
Purchase your organic fruits in the produce, canned and frozen food aisles of your local grocery store. Expect to pay a little more for organic. That's because you're consuming the cost of enjoying organic fruits... Read More
By now, it's common knowledge that consuming five a day - vegetables and fruit, that is - can have some major bennies on your overall health and wellness. Fresh produce is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber that prevents deadly conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. Stocking your diet full of fruits and vegetables instead of other high-calorie foods can also help you shed those extra pounds. Keep your... Read More
One of the best things that you can do for your diet involves -- at least to some extent -- eating with the seasons. By looking at those foods that are ripe and readily available and bringing in a style of eating that's closer to what our ancestors would have eaten, it's possible to create a fall recipe menu that is fresh, nutritious and that the whole family will enjoy.
In order to create a fall recipe menu using seasonal fall foods,... Read More
Farmers markets have recently grown in popularity. But with so many options for fresh fruits and vegetables, it can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing produce. Knowing what's in season is a useful tool for deciding what will taste great.
As winter gives way to spring, leaves of all sorts begin to turn green. Most notably, leafy green vegetables are ready for picking. Lettuce, spinach, chard and other... Read More
We all ingest lots of chemicals, one way or another. We breathe them, we drink them, and we eat them. The most troublesome are pesticides in produce. It makes me uncomfortable to think that while we are eating fruits and vegetables in reality we are also ingesting poisons that can accumulate in our bodies and make us very sick. This is food that supposes to be healthy and good for us!
Even if the most... Read More