I had a conversation with a client today that started with answering her question on how many grams of carbohydrates she was supposed to have in a day. It evolved into a discussion about how to figure out nutritional numbers (calories, grams, ratio of carbohydrates, protein, fat). I thought that some of you may benefit from that information as well.
When I am around a table with local people who are passionate about trying to make the place they live healthier, we share a truly unique pride. When a community comes together and agrees that change is needed, then it is likely to happen. Even if it happens slowly, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that change is, indeed, happening.
The best part of summer is the chance to get out of town, visit interesting new places, and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Eating well on the go can be a challenge. This list of healthful snack ideas and tips will help you make summer snacking choices that won’t slow you down.
May is a peak month for asparagus, a delicious and versatile vegetable that’s rich in vitamin D, vitamin C, iron, and dietary fiber. It’s also the beginning of those berries bursting with vitamin C – strawberries! Don’t miss out on these mouth-watering ways to work these 3-star nutritional superstars into your family’s diet.
Like many of you, I work full time and have other interests so I do not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially during the week when I come home from work tired and hungry. But even tired and hungry does not translate into processed and unhealthy in my household. I still want access to nutritious foods at a good price. I don’t want supermarkets to shift away from the plain and good to become just a venue full of highly processed foods.
My wife Arabella and I recently returned from a trip to Italy to visit our 21-year-old son, Macgill, who has been studying in Rome for the semester. We had traveled to Italy once before and knew that we were going to be in for some great eating experiences. We were not disappointed! What really distinguishes the local cuisine in Italy from American fare is the consistent use of fresh ingredients and the reasonable portions. Add in the fact that Italians walk more and sit less and you can see how we might learn something about health from them.
It is April and North Dakota’s current temperature: 32 degrees F; snow still covers the ground. This seems like a picturesque scene perfect for curling up to a fire with a cup of hot cocoa… Wrong. We want spring and we want it NOW. We are so ready to transition to eating light meals with fresh vegetables and fruits that are not only good for you but finally in season.
Easy to discover in the old port area, East coast living means fresh seafood. And this is not only a touristic hook or a food staple, it’s part of local culture and pride. Mainers take special joy in cracking lobsters open and savoring the succulent, sweet, pink-colored flesh, and so have I at my very first lobster bake.