Health Hints: Go Lean with Protein

Go Lean with Protein

Tips to help you make wise choices from the Protein Foods Group Source: United States Department of Agriculture Go lean with protein: Start with a lean choice… • The leanest beef cuts include round steaks and roasts (eye of round, top round, bottom round, round tip), top loin, top sirloin, and chuck shoulder and arm roasts. • The leanest pork choices include pork loin, tenderloin, center loin, and ham. • Choose extra lean ground beef. The label should say at least “90% lean.” You may be able to… Read More →

Health Hints: 5 Simple Ways to Take Temptation Out of the Kitchen

5 Simple Ways

Source: American Council on Exercise Eating healthier can be tough, but that task becomes extremely difficult when temptations from within the kitchen seem to beckon you. Squash those diet-breakers with these five strategies to help you stay focused on your goals ahead. View Full Article http://bit.ly/1C7nmYJ

Health Hints: Carbohydrates, Simple vs. Complex

Carbohydrates

Source: American Heart Association Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol are all sources of calories in the diet. These macronutrients can all be part of a healthy diet. Balancing the calories that we take in with those that we burn every day can help us maintain, gain, or lose weight. Learn some tips for fitting carbs in your diet. View Full Article http://bit.ly/1BH2lCq

Health Hints: Sugar 101

Sugar 101

Sugar 101 Source: American Heart Association There are two types of sugars in American diets: naturally occurring sugars and added sugars. • Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose). • Added sugars include any sugars or caloric sweeteners that are added to foods or beverages during processing or preparation (such as putting sugar in your coffee or adding sugar to your cereal). Added sugars (or added sweeteners) can include natural sugars such as white sugar, brown sugar and honey as… Read More →

Health Hints: Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

Fit Body ar 40

Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60 Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine,National Institutes of Health People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests. The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years showed that those with lower fitness levels at midlife had smaller brain volumes in their 60s — a sign of accelerated brain aging. View Full Article http://1.usa.gov/1NltW2b

Dinner Tonight Very Vegetable Curry

Very Vegetable Curry

Please click on the above link to view this week’s Dinner Tonight video demonstration of Very Vegetable Curry. Curry is a traditional Indian spice that has a pungent smell and taste. A little curry goes a long way! What other veggies would you add to this recipe to make it even more vegetable rich? ENJOY!!

Dinner Tonight White Pizza with Smoked Turkey

White Pizza with Smoked Turkey

Please click on the above link to view this week’s Dinner Tonight video demonstration of White Pizza with Smoked Turkey. This is a great way to make pizza fun and healthy for kids! Try pairing with apple slices. What would you add to the side?

Dinner Tonight Apple and Leek Pork Chops

Apple and Leek Pork Chops

Please click on the above link to view this week’s Dinner Tonight video demonstration of Apple and Leek Pork Chops. Leeks are a vegetable that belongs to the same family as onions or garlic. Leeks have a mild onion-like flavor and can be used in a variety of ways. How have you used leeks to flavor your meals? ENJOY!!

Dinner Tonight Comfort Stew

Comfort Stew

Please click on the above link to view this week’s Dinner Tonight video demonstration of Comfort Stew. This is an oldie but a goodie! On those cold Winter nights this recipe will be perfect to keep you warm. This recipe uses lean ground beef but you can substitute lean ground turkey instead. What would you serve this with? ENJOY!!!

Dinner Tonight Quick Chicken and Spring Vegetables

Quick Chicken and Spring Vegetables

Please click on the above link to view this week’s Dinner Tonight video demonstration of Quick Chicken and Spring Vegetables. This recipe demonstrates how to have “fried” chicken without the extra fat nor frying! Try this out and vary your veggies so that it will be something that you and your family will enjoy! What veggies would you use? ENJOY!!