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.

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.…

An Egg-cellent Nutrition Source

Eggs are one of the best deals you can find at your local supermarket: cheap, packed with nutrients, and simple to prepare. Plus, their versatility can’t be beat.  From sauces to soups or casseroles to desserts, eggs can work for any meal, at any time of day.  It’s easy to see why so many cultures call eggs a…

Food Safety for Holiday Meals

Next week kicks off the holiday season, and glorious meals await us!  If you will be in the kitchen or on the road with food, it’s important to include plans for keeping your food safe.  Here are the key factors to be aware of when it comes to preparing and storing your meal: Food Safety- preparing, storing and serving food in…

Healthy Recipe: Five Happiness Fried Noodles

(Chicago) – Vital Bridges’ healthy recipe pick today is an Asian plate: Five Happiness Fried Noodles. You’re going to enjoy this one. From the Chinatown Public Health Center and the San Francisco Department of Public Health, this dish provides five servings at only .76¢ per serving. Here’s what you need to know: Ingredients: 10 cups…