Spring is here and with it, the time for refreshing veggies salads for lunch or dinner. This Mediterranean-inspired tomato salad is packed with the fresh flavor of herbs and a bright kiss of lemon for a light meal that’s delicious on its own or the perfect side to a bit of grilled fish.
Lots of us are taking more care to think about the planet when making food purchasing decisions. That can include things like choosing seafood that isn’t being overfished, avoiding food products that are overly packaged, and buying more local foods that don’t have to travel as far to get to you plate (thereby saving on fuel and contributing less to pollution as well as benefiting local farmers, producers and purveyors). Paying attention to eco labeling is another way to learn about and judge the environmental impact of your food purchases.
Eggs for breakfast are a nutritionally sound choice, but don’t get stuck in that rut! You can scramble tofu for a similar dish with its own unique flavor profile. This dish punches up the plant-based foods even more with the inclusion of peas and broccolini, but don’t feel trapped by those ideas: this is a great dish for using up whatever greens you’ve got hanging around.
You use your reusable water bottle, recycle as much as you can, and compost. Your habits include turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth to reduce water use and unplugging all unused chargers to lower energy use. You are a clear champion for our environment and believe that small changes have a big impact. But if you aren’t also looking at your diet, you may be falling short of doing all that you can to reduce your carbon footprint.
Who doesn’t love a sweet little something to cap off a light dinner, or to keep them going during the afternoon slump? The trick to enjoy your sweets, of course, is to keep added sugar low and including the protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats that will keep you full and satisfied. This set of desserts is designed to taste luxurious while still adding to your overall nutrition for the day.
I just picked up a couple dozen eggs because it’s almost time for some egg coloring (and yes, I still take part—the kids don’t get all the fun)! In case you haven’t noticed, eggs are now getting stars—something I’m particularly happy about since we consume lots of eggs in my household. Here’s what this change is all about.
Lemon and blueberry are a classically wonderful flavor combination for any dessert, which is as true for these soft, chewy morsels as it is for any higher sugar dessert. Low in saturated fat and packed with veggies, these are a dessert you’ll feel good about tucking into a lunchbox now and again, and we’re confident that the scrumptious treat will brighten the day of whoever gets to unpack that lunchbox mid-day.