Health Hints: Whole Grain Pasta Tips

Have you heard that carbohydrates are all bad? Well here are some tips on how to choose whole grain pastas which will provide you with the “good” carbohydrates! Whole Grain Pasta Tips Source: University of California, Berkeley Once found only in health-food stores, whole-grain pastas have gone mainstream. And with improved technology, many of them are less chewy and gummy than they used to be. That’s great news since whole-grain foods — which retain the bran and germ of the kernel and thus all the fiber and most… Read More →

Health Hints: 5 Ways to Weight Control

Source: University of California, Berkeley Why do some people successfully lose weight and keep it off, while so many others fail? The National Weight Control Registry—which has collected information on nearly 5,000 people who have maintained at least a 30-pound weight loss for five or more years—may have some answers. According to the Registry, successful maintainers employ five key strategies. View Full Article 5 Keys to Weight Control

Health Hints: Start a Container Garden with Your Family

Start a Container Garden with Your Family Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics If you want to eat local, know where your food is coming from, save money and reap healthy rewards, start a home garden. There’s a harvest of benefits when you involve kids in the process, too. A study published in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology found that children who lived in a home with a garden ate significantly more vegetables than a group that did not have access to… Read More →

Health Hints: 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

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

Health Hints: Carbohydrates, Simple vs. Complex

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

Health Hints: 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 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

Dinner Tonight 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

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?