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.
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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.
February is Heart Healthy month. What better way to celebrate your heart by trying to bring a few more omega-3 fatty acids to your family’s table? These healthful oils are not only good for your heart–they also help reduce risk of cancer and have benefits for some conditions like arthritis. Fish are a bountiful source of omega-3, and this recipe round-up will help you bring a fresh variety to your family’s fish routine.
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. We’re excited about all these kids and their great ideas. Kids motivating other kids (and adults!) to eat more fruit and vegetables is a three-star idea.
I probably say “It’s a marathon…not a sprint,” at least once a week to the people I speak and work with who want to make a change and achieve a healthier lifestyle. I don’t doubt that many of them, from the individuals that need to follow through on what their doctor has recommended to the parents that know they need better balanced meals for their family, really want to make positive change. The problem is that they can’t endure the long and gradual process. They want it to come fast, be permanent and of course be easy. I remind them that anything truly worth achieving doesn’t happen that way and that healthful eating is undoubtedly one of those things.