It’s now January and I’m slowly getting back into the gym/workout/fitness groove. It hasn’t been pretty. What does it take to recommit to your workout routine? Here’s what I have learned…
If you love Thai food but wish you could get some of the flavor without going out or buying tons of unfamiliar ingredients, this recipe is worth a taste. Powdered ginger can be substituted for fresh if you need to, and rice wine vinegar can be replaced with any light vinegar (white vinegar or sherry vinegar would work) in a pinch. Slightly sweet, slightly salty, and packed with veggies in a creamy sauce, this is a meal you’ll be glad to have leftovers of for lunch.
If I surveyed a group of people, none (or a very, very few) of them would report that they like to think of calories in connection to how much they move. As a food lover, I totally get it…food is fabulous. But here’s the thing: There are the times when we just enjoy food for the pleasurable part of our life that it is and savor flavor without curiosity of how that flavor came to be. We don’t have a choice, however, but to consider how our food choices impact our health and overall wellness. To that point, our calories, as well as our intake of negative attributes like saturated fat and sodium, matter. So while it may be lovely to gather with friends for a rich meal of flavors, we need to think about how often we can indulge like this.
Fish offers a bounty of nutrients and can be harvested sustainably, making it a sensible food to include in our dietary routine. This halibut, topped with a mouth-watering pesto, is uncomplicated and downright delicious. Serve it with a heap of steamed vegetables and a bit of brown rice for a complete meal.
There’s no doubt that watching sports on t.v. and noshing go together. There’s also no doubt that nobody wants to be slaving in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the game. That’s where the slow-cooker comes in. Let it help you with some of the cooking on game day, and you’ll have more time to catch the on-screen action. As the author of a couple of slow-cooker cookbooks, I’ve got a few tips that can make your slow-cooker food prep smooth and easy…
One of the best things you can do for yourself and your family is prioritize getting enough plants in your diets. Including pulses, like lentils, in your recipe rotation is a great way to up your plant-food count while keeping your belly full and your tongue happy. This 3-star lentil-based loaf is a flavorful way to give lentils a chance.
I’m choosing to view this time of year through a different lens and consider how we can mindfully approach our New Year “reset,” which in time can result in a firm decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Here are a few tips to complete a plan that is sure to result in reaching the goals you’re hoping to achieve in 2017.