You may have noticed “preservative-free”, “all-natural” or “no nitrates added” lunch meat in the grocery store lately. These meat products contain celery powder or celery juice and are becoming increasing popular due to research studies that link a high intake of processed meats with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. But are these products as healthy as they sound?
Many of us often lack the time to make three solid meals a day, so smoothies have become a popular way to get a nutritious meal or snack in little time. The catch is that some smoothies can be loaded with sugar and calories.
Do I need 10,000 steps?
In the 1960s, pedometers made in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics were called the “10,000 steps meter.” After all these years, the 10,000 step goal has remained, but do we really need that many steps?
This covered dish favorite can be made a day ahead of time, with the dressing added up to an hour before serving. Avocados are good sources of heart-healthy fats, and since this recipe only calls for half, try doubling the dressing and using the extra dressing on grilled vegetables. The acid in the dressing will keep the avocado from browning the way it would if left wrapped in the refrigerator.
Spring is coming, and it’s a great time to lighten up the lunchtime routine. This recipe makes a great pack-ahead lunch and is designed for easy substitutions. Leftover chicken would work just as well, as would brown rice instead of the quinoa or baby spinach instead of the romaine. In a pinch, using a store-bought rotisserie chicken would be a great way to get enough meat for a week’s worth of lunches.
In need of a simple, healthy appetizer for a get-together? Try this tasty roasted red pepper and cannellini bean dip! Pair with veggie sticks or whole-wheat crackers, or use as a condiment for sandwiches.