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?
There are certain people who can’t get enough of particular vitamins and minerals from food who may genuinely benefit from supplements. But growing research suggests that many common supplements may not be providing clear benefits to the majority of people.
No matter how healthy we are the rest of the year, the holidays tend to sabotage our good habits. Social events and travel plans distract us from normal exercise routines, and the food—oh, the food!—undermines the wholesome eating patterns we might normally encourage for our families. But not all hope is lost: With a little […]
Try this healthier dish as a substitute for turkey and dressing. 1 (14-ounce) package extra firm tofu, drained 1 cup wild rice 2 cups vegetable broth 1 teaspoon olive oil ½cup diced yellow onion (approximately 1 small or ½ medium onion) 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced ½ teaspoon sage ½ teaspoon salt splash of soy […]
Mushroom-barley soup is the very definition of comfort food. This healthy shortcut version trims at least an hour off the traditional recipe by using quick-cooking barley and precut fresh mushrooms and carrots. Serves: 6–8 2 cups quick-cooking barley 5 cups water 2 (8-ounce) packages sliced brown or white mushrooms 1 cup pre-grated carrots 1 large […]
This sweet treat is delicious plain or served with fresh berries, pitted cherries, or sliced peaches. Yield: 4 cups (8 servings) 2 (14-ounce) cans coconut milk ½ cup granulated sugar, preferably organic 1 teaspoon vanilla extract In blender, process coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and thoroughly mixed. Pour mixture into […]
If you’re looking for a simple way to lose weight and improve your health, don’t look to flashy ads or trendy diets. Instead, try this often-overlooked plan: fiber-rich meals.