How to bake a chicken so it is perfect, tender and delicious every time. Chicken is an easy meat to cook if you know how to tell it is done. Undercooked chicken is dangerous because chicken meat can carry various bacteria, including salmonella and staphylococcus, which are easily killed at cooking temperatures. Overcooked chicken is … Read moreHow Do You Bake a Chicken?
Great seafood meals start with really fresh seafood. Landing a seafood dinner can be a rewarding adventure if some simple steps are followed. There are many claims made by restaurants and seafood market vendors. Most common, we have “fresh Seafood”. Some may add daily, or add the location of origin, but all will claim to … Read moreSeafood: Key Tips for Freshest Finds
Bringing a bag lunch to work can help you eat healthier and save money too. Salads make great packed lunches. If you are trying to cut calories, a great way to do it is to eat more salads. Leafy greens fill you up fast, are packed full of nutrients, and are very low calorie. But … Read moreLowfat Packed Lunches: Healthy Salad Recipes
Get the facts and learn (almost) everything you wanted to know about salmon: wild vs. farmed-raised salmon, how to tell if salmon is fresh, how to store it. Salmon is generally thought to be a heart-healthy food because of the high Omega-3 oils found in the fish. But it can be confusing to buy because … Read moreEverything You Wanted to Know About Salmon
Red cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, is crisp, slightly sweet, and nutritious. Tickle your taste buds with this fresh, filling meal. Why should you eat cabbage? According to The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, my favorite nutrition reference guide, written by Michael Murray and associates, cabbage is a “nutrient-dense, low-calorie food”. Some of its nutritional highlights … Read moreRed Cabbage Wraps
Truvia is a new all natural zero calorie sweetener intended to be used as a sugar substitute, but Is this sweetener safe? For years scientists have been look for a safe, zero calorie sugar substitute. Is Truvia, also known as rebiana, the sweetener they have been looking for? Rebiana is an all natural sweetener derived … Read moreWhat is Truvia?
Quinoa, a leafy plant relative to spinach, is a highly nutritional plant that is gaining popularity throughout the world. The ancient Inca civilization, once a vast and amazingly organized community, revered many plants for their nutritional and spiritual values. Spain’s invasion halted cultivation of these plants, in favor of European cultivation. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa), a … Read moreQuinoa: Ancient Incan “Mother Grain”
Grilled chicken, hearty greens, and fruit make a satisfying, healthful meal. A creamy dressing made with yogurt adds great flavor and keeps it light. Chicken salads can still be light, healthful meals, even with a creamy dressing. Plain, low-fat yogurt provides both smooth texture and a tangy taste—without the fat and calories of sour cream … Read moreChicken Salad with Creamy Yogurt-Citrus Dressing
Roasted vegetables are intense in flavor and easy to prepare. From parsnips, fennel, and asparagus to eggplant, onions, and tomatoes: roasting rules. Roasting vegetables concentrates the sweetness and earthiness of any vegetable you’re roasting. It’s a simple, easy way to make healthful, delicious side dishes while the oven does most of the work! Roasted Parsnips … Read moreSide Dish Recipes: Roasted Vegetables
Forming healthy, conscious eating habits can be hard but rewarding. Find out how to eat more consciously and live in better health. Healthy eating habits require a conscious decision each time you eat for what you eat, how you eat, where you eat, and whom you eat with. These choices can make a difference in … Read moreConscious Eating: How to Look and Feel Better