Including enough protein in our diets can be a struggle, especially as we get older. Most of us rely on meats like chicken and beef as our main sources of protein. While it’s true that there is nothing wrong with the old stand-by choices like chicken, salmon, or steak, it’s important that we consume protein from a variety of sources. Nuts and seeds are excellent non-meat … [Read more...] about Unexpected Protein Sources – Eat More Nuts & Seeds
Encourage Kids & Grandkids To Eat Healthier With These Tips
Diabetics know that positive food choices are essential to our health… but what about that of our children or grandchildren? Do you have picky eaters, or sneaky snackers? It is so important to foster healthy choices in childhood, as those early years are absolutely crucial to determining lifelong health. The foods we are taught (and allowed) to eat as children become the … [Read more...] about Encourage Kids & Grandkids To Eat Healthier With These Tips
Feeling Down? These Foods & Recipes Can Boost Your Mood!
Does eating make you happy? For most of us, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Most of the time, the level of happiness we derive from our meal depends on what we are eating. Believe it or not, there are foods out there that not only fuel the body, but have the ability to boost mood, as well! Do you consider vegetables to be “happy foods?” Admit it, you’d probably rather have … [Read more...] about Feeling Down? These Foods & Recipes Can Boost Your Mood!
How To Make The Perfect Salad – In A Jar!
Mason jar salads are everywhere on the internet… and now it’s time to put them in your own refrigerator! Your mason jars need to be wide-mouthed with tight-fitting lids in order to keep your salad fresh. For an entrée salad, use a larger mason jar (more room for deliciousness.) If you only want a side salad, use a smaller jar. The absolute key is to put wet ingredients in … [Read more...] about How To Make The Perfect Salad – In A Jar!
Still Hungry? Eat More Of These Filling Foods
You just had breakfast an hour ago, and now you’re hungry again! Sound familiar? Well, if you’re noshing on sugary breakfast cereal, or granola bars, it makes sense – your body is craving nutritious food to use as fuel. Eating nutrient-rich foods is not only important in the morning. You can help combat hunger (and subsequent snacking) by including these filling foods in … [Read more...] about Still Hungry? Eat More Of These Filling Foods