What’s all this ‘beef’ about going meatless (occasionally)?

In 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that there were 58.7 pounds of boneless chicken and 51.5 pounds of beef per person available to eat in the US, but did you know that over 7.3 million people in the United States follow a vegetarian based diet? Many of you may ask “How do they get enough protein?” The fact of the matter is there are many foods that are great sources of protein that are not animal products.

The Sunshine Vitamin: Bone Health

When the clocks are set back and the weather starts getting colder, getting enough vitamin D can become an issue. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin made in the body with the exposure to sunlight. With less sunlight during the winter months as well as more clothes covering the skin, vitamin D intake through foods becomes even more important.

Improve Your Mood with Food

Did you know that what you eat might affect what you think?  Most people realize that food can improve our physical health.  But according to recent research, there may be also be a link between nutritious food and positive vibes! In particular, certain foods seem to influence our brains more than others, often lessening the effects of chronic disease or combating depression.…

Snack Smart

If you’re struggling to fight off winter weight gain with only healthy meals and exercise, you might be overlooking an important piece of the puzzle.  How do you snack?  Many people know how to eat a well-rounded meal but not necessarily a well-rounded snack. Consistent, healthy snacking allows you to manage hunger throughout the day.  Choosing the right…