Cabbage. We all eat it twice a year: once in Aunt Judy’s coleslaw at the family reunion barbecue in June, and once in boiled dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. But aside from the adventurous souls who have embraced the beauty of sauerkraut, how many of us eat it the rest of the year? It’s an ancient vegetable that was once a heartily-praised garden staple, and for good reason: it’s brimming with vitamins C and K and peppered with a wealth of other nutrients that help your body keep its fighting form. If you’re no fan of the three less-than-beloved cabbage dishes Americans all know, never fear. We’ve got some recipes that will convinced you this leafy head deserves an honored place at your table.
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There are many things that most of us take for granted. It takes a prolonged blackout for us to appreciate electricity or a tremendous storm to acknowledge the convenience of safe and well-maintained roads. Access to clean water is, no doubt, another one of those things most of us aren’t as grateful for as we should be. Try to picture a life that didn’t revolve around your daily shower, plenty of water for well-scrubbed dishes or most importantly–safe water to drink and prepare food with.
It’s no secret that couponing is all the rage these days. The extreme examples we’re seeing all over television definitely get people excited about the deals that are out there to be had. But coupons are still solidly focused on processed foods, which are items many of us would rather not buy. With a little digging and a different perspective, a little coupon knowledge can actually support your quest for a healthy and balanced life.
Making sure half of your plate is full of fruits and veggies can seem like a challenge, especially for those of us watching a budget. This video explains how you can save money by choosing in-season produce, buying locally-produced food and growing your own.
Guiding Stars Consulting Dietitian Allison Stowell explains why you don’t see as many stars in the yogurt section as you’d expect. To get the best benefit from the healthy aspects of yogurt, choose non-fat, plain yogurts. If you need a little sweet, mix in a little fresh fruit or star-earning cereal.
During this past fall, the USDA hosted a video contest for kids. The challenge: create a 30-second video with tips for making half your plate fruits and veggies, without busting the bank.
At about this same time last year, I started my love affair with cauliflower. I am not sure how it all came about. I remember being at the grocery store and seeing the clean, bright white heads all bunched together and peeking up at me. I thought, wow, it’s been a while since I’ve eaten cauliflower and it’s one of my favorite vegetables. Every time I went shopping, I would tell myself to pick a different vegetable, not to get too attached to cauliflower. Then I would find myself back in front of them again, choosing my favorite one from among their creamy florets.