It's finally March which means it is National Nutrition Month. Double hooray because it also means we are closer to spring. The theme for National Nutrition Month this year is Eat Right Bite by Bite. That's easy to say, but is it easy to practice? It takes a little thought and planning, but it can… Continue reading Happy National Nutrition Month
This coming Saturday (January 25th) is Chinese New Year. I love celebrating holidays like this in even a small way with my family. Food is a great way to introduce our families to other cultures. It gives our children even a small insight into how people might live differently than us. They have different food,… Continue reading Chinese New Year – 3 recipes
Getting back into a groove after the holidays can be rough. I know I've felt a little off my game. And with it getting dark so early and quickly, it seems like it magically is dinner time RIGHT NOW every night. Any one else? I've resorted a lot to quick meals. This one is nice… Continue reading Creamy Orzo with Bacon and Peas
One meal I really try to be conscious about what I'm eating is lunch. For me, lunch is an easy meal to just eat junk or graze through random leftovers. It is also an easy meal for me to get some servings of vegetables in, if I make a conscious effort. I've found lots of… Continue reading Find something healthy AND delicious!
My apologies for my 2 week+ hiatus. I was traveling Thanksgiving week, and the week after was oddly a train wreck at my house. I hope you had a holiday that was delicious. Mine was. Freakonomics published an extremely interesting podcast about food a few weeks ago. I highly recommend you listen to it if… Continue reading An interesting listen
Pot pie is not the recipe you expect to appear on a food blog right before Memorial Day. It should be burgers, fries, summery salads, fruity desserts, etc. But I'm sitting in my slippers and wearing a sweatshirt in my chilly house, since I refuse to turn on the heater this late in May. From… Continue reading Crockpot Vegetable Pot Pie
I admit to not being the most "green" person. While I try to recycle and take other small steps to be environmentally friendly, it isn't my highest priority. However, I recently saw some alarming statistics: about 40% of all food produced in the Unites States is thrown away and that the average American throws out… Continue reading Minimizing food waste
Spring has arrived. Garden centers and plant stands are opening everywhere. While buying fresh, seasonal produce at the grocery store or farmer's market is great, growing your own can be very rewarding. If you don't have space for a traditional garden, try a container garden. Here are some tips on getting started with a traditional… Continue reading How to eat more vegetables? Grow your own!
I find lunch is the hardest meal to make healthy choices. We frequently eat out for lunch, which can limit healthy choices. Or if you are at home or packing a lunch, you want something that is quick and easy. I know many people have a "no cook" lunch rule, which I admire and find… Continue reading Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle – Lunch
I have a confession to make: I don't make chili very often. I make soup all the time. But not really traditional chili. Why? Because I always find myself somewhat underwhelmed no matter what recipe I try and resort to adding all sorts of mix-ins. If you have to add a million ingredients at the… Continue reading White Chicken Chili