Healthy Recipes

Cauliflower pizza with veggies on top

White Bean Dip (total time 20 minutes) In a food processor combine the following ingredients: 2 cans of low sodium white beans 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic ¼ red onion Some fresh dill 1 medium tomato A few pinches of sea salt and black pepper ¼ cup of pecorino Romano cheese (if desired) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil …

Maintaining Healthy Habits on Vacation

Three apples and a heart

With summer finally here we’re all looking forward to sunshine, outdoor activities, and of course, vacation. We’re excited to take some time rest and relax, but this doesn’t mean we should forget about making nutritious choices. It’s easy to continue taking care of our bodies while on vacation, you just need to have a little preparation.

Healthy Travel Tips

Health bars stacked

Summer in New England means more time out, about and often on the go. From planes, trains and automobiles eating healthy en route is a challenge. Here are a few tips on eating healthy this summer travel season.

Eating to Rejuvenate your Spring Skin

Blueberries in a bowl

It would be an understatement to say New Englanders have had a long winter. Alas, as spring approaches, we empty our closets to get ready for warmer weather. But, did you know that spring-cleaning does not have to only apply to our closets? Spring is the perfect time to incorporate healthy foods that may help rejuvenate your skin.

Perfect Pairings: Snacks to Promote a Healthy Blood Sugar

Apples with peanut butter on them

An apple a day is a wonderful thing, but it becomes even better when it is paired with a healthy fat or lean protein, think peanut butter or cheese. Balancing snacks efficiency and including them daily is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Including balanced snacks leads to increased feelings of fullness, and often less overeating. Understanding how to …

Nutrition for Apple Picking Season

Girl picking fruit

With the changing leaves and cooler temperatures come one of New England’s favorite fall activities, Apple picking; the doctor may have been right, an apple a day may at least help keep the doctor away. Did you know that apples are a nutrition powerhouse? For starters, Apples are full of fiber which help you to feel fuller longer and other …

Herb Garden

3 potted plants

Herb Gardens and Healthy Uses in Cooking Ahh, the accompaniment of basil with fresh tomato and mozzarella. The smell of mint leaves as you sip iced tea. A dash of bright cilantro over homemade guacamole. Herbs not only add the look but also lovely scents and flavors to many summer foods and drinks. Herbs are easy to grow and a …

Keeping Healthy at Summer Cookouts

Kids eating watermelon

Ahhh the sunshine, water and grilling! Summer has arrived in New England and families are outside and preparing everything from burgers, seafood, and chicken to side dishes and desserts. How can families enjoy the summer eating fun without compromising their health? Start by Planning Ahead: Eat a snack before the get-together. You are far less likely to overeat if you are not …

What You Need to Know About Bitters

Different flavors of bitters in bottles

Bitters have made their mark in the cocktail scene, but could bitters also be good for you? A cocktail renaissance has swept this city, making it nearly impossible to order from a drink list that does not include aromatic cocktail bitters. The cocktail scene has taken a page from the restaurants’ farm-to-table approach, with hundreds of bartenders and cocktail coinsures …

Same Facts, New Label: Examining the New Nutrition Facts Label

Girl looking at nutrition labels on food

  The revision of the nutrition facts label is long overdue and I applaud the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for these changes. Americans have become savvier about nutrition and want to know what they are eating. Changes to the new food label are needed to reflect the reality of the modern American diet. Significant Changes: This new nutrition facts …