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.

Last Call for Chicken and Honey

September, National Chicken and National Honey Month, is nearly over!  If you haven’t indulged in either over the past few weeks, it isn’t too late.  Both of these foods give us plenty to celebrate! Before I give you a recipe combining these two delectable ingredients, let’s talk about nutrition.  First up: honey.  Humans have been collecting honey…

Healthy Recipe: Southwest Spinach and Mushroom Casserole

(Chicago) – Vital Bridges has a healthy, south-of-the-border dish that will give your taste buds a kick: Southwest Spinach and Mushroom Casserole. From the folks at the California Department of Health Services and California’s Chefs Cook Lean, Southwest Spinach and Mushroom Casserole has only 240 calories per serving and provides 28% of daily fiber needs.…

Healthy Recipe: Turkey Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

(Chicago) – Vital Bridges has identified an ideal healthy lunch recipe that can be served and enjoyed both at home and at work: Turkey Salad with Orange Vinaigrette. Yum. From the folks at the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, the recipe supplies only 200 calories – 50 from fat – and costs only $1.16 per…