During National Nutrition Month, we’ll be using our regular Wednesday column to call attention to some of the great nutrition sites on the web. First up: Food Insight. This is a project of the International Food Information Council Foundation, and their mission is to promote effective communication of science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety.
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Making a commitment to healthier eating is easier when you’ve got a strong team at your back. It’s easy to get bored of making the same old, same old every week, so having some great sources of inspiration for healthy cooking can be an important part of succeeding. We’ve put together a list of a few resources to jumpstart your culinary imagination. And remember: if you see a recipe you like that’s high in sugar, saturated fat or salt, use the healthy cooking tips we’ve shared this month to make the recipe more nutritious.
If you’re working towards a healthier lifestyle, making small changes that you can turn into habits is a great way to set yourself up for success. Making these small changes is easier when you cooking your own food. As part of its Go Red for Women campaign, the American Heart Association has put together a great set of articles that will help you adjust your own cooking for better nutrition.
There’s no doubt that creamy foods are delicious. Whether it’s a luscious mouthfeel or a particular flavor you love from heavy mayonnaise and cream-based recipes, Eating Well has some helpful hints for enjoying your favorite creamy recipes with less fat, and sometimes less sodium as well. We’ve also got a couple of tricks that we love for reducing fat in creamy recipes.
February is Heart Healthy month, and one of the best things you can do for your heart is to cook more at home. A few simple changes in your cooking routine can make your home-prepped dishes healthier. The American Heart Association shares their top 10 cooking tips for a healthier routine. Here are our favorites of their top 10 and why.
Best of intentions are, we all know, not always enough to change our habits. Scheduling time to go to the gym three times a week is a great goal, but if life gets in the way to making it out the door or across town, what do you do? Angela Munasque at Better for You shares a simple bodyweight workout that can be done anywhere and easily tailored to the time you have–even if you don’t have time for a full half hour of sustained working out, use these tricks to turn her simple exercises into an incredibly flexible workout.
If you’ve got kids who love to read or play computer games, you may find that encouraging them to find time to be active can be a challenge. PBS has a great list of ideas to inspire you and to help your entire family get enough active time to stay healthy.