Variety is the spice of life—unless you’re a toddler who demands dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets and mac ’n’ cheese at every meal. Picky eating isn’t uncommon among youngsters, but that doesn’t make the issue any less frustrating for parents. Here are some ways you can make healthy foods more attractive to kiddos: Taste test. “Hey, […]
Wash and cut your fruit of choice—the options are endless, but strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries make a great combination for the summer. Add fruit to yogurt. If you want the yogurt to be on the sweeter side, mix in a little honey, maple syrup, or vanilla extract before stirring in all the fruit. Pour the […]
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A Add these brain-loving superfoods to your diet to promote mental clarity, good mood, and support optimal brain health. 1. Leafy green vegetables Pile on leafy greens, like lettuce, collards, kale, and spinach. Greens provide brain-healthy nutrients, including phylloquinone, lutein, and folate. According to a 2018 study published in Neurology, eating greens preserves memory and […]
Crepes don’t take any more effort than conventional pancakes, but they do require a delicate touch. Your first crepe will usually stick, but don’t give up. Makes 12 medium-sized crepes. 2 cups nondairy milk (soy, almond, or rice) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons nondairy butter or margarine, melted (plus 4 tablespoons for brushing, optional) […]
1. What does it mean to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet? A whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet means eating mostly minimally processed foods that come from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. What’s not included? Foods from animals, including meat, poultry, fish, milk, cheese, and eggs. Definitions of a whole-food, plant-based diet vary. T. […]
Being married to the head of food safety and sanitation at our local health department has its perks. For one thing, Greg knows which restaurants to avoid while they clean up their act after a less-than-stellar inspection. Also, his decades of experience in public health have given him a wealth of entertaining stories to recount […]
A hard day at the office, a rude comment, heavy traffic, everyday hassles—it can all put you in a bad mood. But those aren’t the only things affecting your attitude. What you eat can also affect your mood and your risk of depression. People often turn to food for comfort during difficult times, but certain […]
Baked pears make an elegant dessert with very little effort.
Why not abandon extreme dieting and focus instead on small, incremental improvements to your routine—“tweaks” that improve health but don’t feel overwhelming?