We are in the height of summer grilling and picnic season. Warm summer evenings seem to call us outdoors at mealtime, and weekend barbecues and family picnics at the park are a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. But picnic season doesn’t mean you need to abandon your healthy eating habits.
Snacking after dinner is one of the most difficult behaviors to change for many people looking improve their eating habits. Except for those who require a bedtime snack for medical reasons, most people eat more than enough calories at their dinner meal to carry them through until breakfast.
Who can resist the warmth of a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter’s day? But the benefits of soup go beyond its temperature. If you choose the right soup, its health benefits are innumerable.
On this week’s Carroll Hospital Health Chat, community nutrition educator Barb Walsh, R.D., talks about heart-healthy eating.
Listen to the Carroll Hospital Health Chat live every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. on WTTR AM 1470/FM 102.3!
My friend gave me a plaque that read, “Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. That makes it a plant. Therefore, chocolate counts as a salad.”
While that may be a stretch, it begs the question … how does chocolate fit into a healthy eating plan?
Homemade trail mix is superior to store bought for many reasons. You control the individual ingredients (no more picking out only what you like from expensive store bought mixes). Use this recipe as a basis for individualizing your trail mix. And get your kids involved too!
I know I keep referring back to those sayings from our grandparents, but the science of today continues to support some of the old wives tales of yesterday. From the health benefits of eating an apple a day, to the benefits of drinking water to, yes, the fact that beans are indeed good for your heart!
Beans are very popular as part of a vegetarian meal plan but this recipe for chickpea buffalo wraps will satisfy any meat lover as well. Flavorful and high in Vitamin A, fiber and folic acid, it makes for a healthy lunch or dinner option.