Ah, the salad. Perhaps the single food most associated with ‘eating healthy’ or ‘being on a diet.’ (Also known by many enthusiastic carnivores as an instrument of culinary torture.) While it’s true that salads can be healthful, there is absolutely no reason they have to be boring and tasteless. Salads can be exciting and delicious! Most salads start with a sad, bland base of … [Read more...] about Can’t Eat One More Boring Salad? Mix Things Up!
The common cucumber… turns out to not be so common when it comes to health benefits. From soothing the skin, to providing cardiovascular and antioxidant boosts, even reducing risk for certain cancers - this versatile vegetable has quite the résumé! Perhaps the most obvious benefit of cucumbers for diabetics is the way in which they contribute to lower blood sugar. This is … [Read more...] about ‘Cool As A Cucumber’ – Health Benefits Of This Refreshing Veggie
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!
Trying to be healthier by eating salads? While it’s true that vegetables are nutritious, the “salad” most commonly enjoyed here in the U.S. is nothing but lettuce and creamy dressing… and healthy it is not. Salads do have the potential to propel you forward in your journey to health, they just have to be constructed the right way. “Lettuce” break the salad down one bite at a … [Read more...] about Are Salads Truly The Healthier Choice?
Apples The fiber in the fruit and skin of an apple helps you feel full and satisfied. Because you eat the whole fruit (with the exception of the core), your brain perceives the apple as a larger volume of food. Also, an apple is stimulating to multiple senses when you eat it: you see the whole apple in your hand, you smell and then taste its sweet tart flavor, and hear … [Read more...] about Feel Fuller Longer With These 10 Foods