May 6, 2020
Feel-Good Foods To Reduce Stress
We all seem to be stressed more often than not these days. You may have a fool proof way of dealing with it, or you may be struggling to find a good coping mechanism. Many of us, myself included, will sometimes eat our feelings away, which may help in the moment but we may regret that pint of Ben & Jerry’s a couple hours later. However, there are foods that can make you feel good and can still reduce your stress.
Lavender, mint, chamomile, or lemongrass -... Read More
April 28, 2020
Make This Recipe Using Only Pantry Staples!
If you have been to the grocery store at all during COVID-19, you have seen empty shelves, sold out produce, and zero toilet paper. This can be alarming at first if you think you don’t have enough to make a proper meal, but do not worry! Here is an easy prep-ahead meal that you can make enough of to last you a week – and it’s all from stuff in your dry pantry.
Spicy three-bean pantry chili is an easy, delicious and healthy meal to make for your... Read More
March 24, 2020
Hearty, Healthy Breakfast In The Blink Of An Eye
The month of March is all about making things simple, so why not simplify your first meal of the day! Oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast choice that is sure to keep you full until lunch time. The best thing about it is it can be made in less than 3 minutes via the microwave. If you have more time, it can also be made on the stove top. Oats contain soluble fiber, which takes your body more time to digest, keeping you fuller for longer!
Here are some... Read More
March 5, 2020
Weekly Key Messages
Every year during the month of March, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics puts on their annual campaign, National Nutrition Month. Past themes have included, Eat a balanced diet every day, Choose good nutrition for today and tomorrow, and Enjoy the taste of eating right. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite. This theme puts emphasis on the fact that proper nutrition does not have to be complex. It also does not mean restriction. Small, practical changes are what... Read More
March 4, 2020
Zoodles With Spicy Peanut Sauce!
It can be hard to find time to make elaborate meals every night after a long day of classes or work. Winter in New Hampshire has me craving fresh vegetables as well, so I decided to whip up a 20-minute bowl of zucchini noodles with spicy peanut sauce! This recipe is awesome because it is such an easy way to get extra veggies in your day, which can be particularly hard in the winter. And, even better, there is minimal cooking involved!
I recommend chopping all... Read More
March 2, 2020
Make Mealtimes Healthy And Easy
Life can be pretty crazy and get in the way of your desire to live a healthy lifestyle. When you are busy at work or school all day, it may seem easier to grab a quick lunch at the closet fast food restaurant or convenience store. Not only does this hurt your wallet, but it can also hurt your body. Meal prep can solve both of these problems and is often much more delicious! Here are 3 ways to add meal prep into your routine:
Make a meal plan. Start out by... Read More
February 26, 2020
Burrito Spaghetti Squash Boats
Winter brings cold, gloomy weather. Warm up with these delicious burrito spaghetti squash boats! Squash is not only delicious, but it provides a healthy amount of vitamin A, fiber, and folate! This recipe brings all the comfort that a big pasta meal would bring, but it leaves you feeling more energized and filled with nutrients. Even better, a medium sized spaghetti squash only costs around $2.00, making it budget friendly! This recipe takes both pasta and... Read More
February 24, 2020
Why You Should Increase Your Fiber Intake
Most Americans consume around 10-15 grams of fiber each day. Unfortunately, this does not meet the 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men that is recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You may be wondering what fiber even is. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is indigestible by the human body. There are two types of fiber, insoluble and soluble, each reaping their own benefits when consumed. Insoluble fiber draws water into your... Read More
February 18, 2020
Sweet and Sour Cauliflower
It can be hard to come home after a long day and cook dinner. Often, I find myself microwaving a sweet potato and cracking open a can of chickpeas and calling it a day. But this weekend, I decided to step out of my dinner comfort zone and make some Sweet and Sour Cauliflower with brown rice. I am here to document my experience and let you all know how it turned out – spoiler alert, it was delicious!
The first step of the recipe was to batter the cauliflower, and not... Read More
February 12, 2020
Healthy, Easy, And Fun To Make: Fresh Spring Rolls!
It can be challenging to think of fun, new, and tasty recipes to add to your daily life. Fresh spring rolls (sometimes referred to as summer rolls) are not the deep fried spring rolls you may find at a Chinese restaurant or in the freezer section of your grocery store. They are a light, healthy, fresh and impressive recipe to make for yourself or your friends. Fresh spring rolls can be filled with veggies, protein, and even fruit! They are so... Read More