One of the best things most of us can do for our bodies is to swap out some of our habitual meat for fat-free, high-fiber, nutrient-dense beans. Cooked up with vegetables, some lighter chicken sausage for flavor, and served atop brown rice cooked from scratch, this three-star meal is the perfect warm and filling meal for a cold January.
Happy New Year! The t.v., magazines and social media would have you believe it’s that time of year when you return to the “burden” of maintaining an ideal body weight. All we’re seeing folks talk about, it seems, are the tricks, gimmicks and latest “must have” tools for successful weight loss. The truth is that weight loss is not tricky at all, but rather about commitment and finding the right personal path.
One of our favorite things to do is take a look at our analytics to see which recipes are getting the most love. Without further ado, these are the recipes that you all kept coming back for in 2017!
According to surveys, 41% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, and roughly 21% of those involve eating more healthfully and losing weight, while working out more often is a resolution of about 5% of people. Clearly, improving oneself is a goal—and not inherently a bad thing. In fact, those who set goals are more likely to achieve them—even if it takes multiple attempts. I have no problem with goal setting; it’s a great tool. I do, however, have a problem with the magazine cover line “new year, new you.”
Whether you’re the designated driver or trying to be kind to your body, there are a range of reasons for avoiding the alcoholic options at the holiday parties this year. Don’t feel like this means you can’t drink anything but sparkling water, though! With these fruit-first recipes, you can enjoy a sweet beverage and give your body a little nutrition at the same time.
You can enjoy this chai cold or hot, and in the middle of winter storms and holiday cheer, it’s the perfect thing to warm you right up. You’ll love the coziness of the spice and the rich sweetness of dates and cashews.
Happy holidays! Let’s keep them that way with food safety guidelines that keep your family and friends safe. From a day of baking to the holiday office party, we’ve got you covered with tips and resources to ensure your holiday is all joy and cheer.
If the holiday season makes you long for warmer climates, reach for a bounty of tropical fruit to put together your holiday punch. This recipe includes fresh ginger for a little spicy kick, which gets stronger the longer you let the ingredients mingle, so be sure to mix it up well in advance.