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.

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.…

Report: Food Poisoning Rates Rise, CDC Says

(Chicago) – Rates of food borne illnesses in the U.S. – also known as “food poisoning” are on the rise, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report compared rates of food borne infections from 2012 to rates from the period spanning 2006-2008 and found that…

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…

Chicago Chicken and Broccoli Bake

You’re going to like this: a dinner recipe that bakes health and taste together: Chicago Chicken and Broccoli Bake. From the folks at Produce for Better Health, each serving of this Chicago Chicken and Broccoli Bake has only 170 calories and only 45 calories from fat while supplying 20% of vitamin C and 6% if iron. And…

Healthy Recipe: Old World Spanish Omelette – ¡Olé!

(Chicago) – We at Vital Bridges have a lip smakin’ good recipe for an Old World Spanish Omelette that deserves a one word review: ¡Olé! From the folks at the National Diabetes Education Program, the Old World Spanish Omelet provides 12% of dietary fiber per serving and 100% satisfaction. Each serving supplies 250 calories at…