The end of the year is a festive time, with plenty of festive food. But come January 1, there is widespread resolve to live healthier lives, and make healthier choices about what, and how much we are eating. There is no need to sacrifice enjoyment of your food simply because you are shifting to a healthier menu. Work with winter's refreshing variety of fresh produce and add some new spices for flavor sensations that are sure to keep things interesting.
One of the best things about kebabs is that you can keep your portion sizes small—they’re bite size after all! Kebabs were made for grilling, and they make a fun presentation on the plate. Here’s an easy kebab recipe that will impress you and your dinner guests:
Southwestern Steak and Potato Kebabs
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons . . .
Crazy for Corn
A true summer gem, corn is a versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed in multitudinous ways. And corn—blue, purple, red, white and yellow—is chock-full of nutrients: fiber, manganese, and vitamins C, B3 and B5. The phytonutrients in yellow corn provide high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin—two nutrients that may reduce macular degeneration and cataracts. Two . . .
Healthy Foods for Diabetes
If you’re one of more than 20 million Americans with diabetes, you know how important it is to eat the right foods. People with diabetes have high levels of sugar in their blood. This is because their body cannot move sugar into fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for energy—this could be caused . . .
Garlic Is Gold
Throughout history garlic has been used for both culinary and medicinal uses—it has been mentioned to treat conditions such as low energy, poor digestion, respiratory problems and more. This relative of the chive, leek, onion and shallot dates back over 6,000 years. Garlic was known to Ancient Egyptians, garlic was consumed by ancient Greek and . . .
Summer Salads: Seasonal Stars
There’s no better time to enjoy the refreshing tastes and textures of a freshly made salad than during summer. From fruit salads to mixed green salads, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that is not nutritious! Here are three of our favorite summer salad ingredients:
1. Berries – Whether you’re craving a refreshing mixed berry . . .
Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!