When you get asparagus popping up in the garden, you know that it’s springtime! Try putting your fresh veggies into this delightful dish from Cooking Light.
In these last few weeks before Spring, we still may need a little extra warmth to make it through the cold days. This healthy Chicken Barley Chili does the trick, and adds some unexpected grains into the mix! What better way to bid Winter farewell than to warm up with this unforgettable protein packed soup.
With February being American Heart Month, we can raise awareness about heart disease and how we can prevent it – both at home and in the community. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and while some conditions and defects are hereditary, there are quite a few conditions that can be prevented and even treated with the aid of healthy lifestyle choices. Here are some examples of how we can make more heart-healthy choices.
Looking to mix up your dinner menu with something fun and different? These foil packet tacos will not only satisfy your taste buds, but transport you to a rustic campfire dinner. Packed with protein and flavor, this is sure to become a weeknight favorite!
How many of you know someone who will go on a diet because they are getting married, planning a tropical vacation where they’ll have to dawn the dreaded swimsuit, or the common “it’s almost summertime” diet? Perhaps you know someone who does this, or maybe this IS you! While it may seem harmless to diet when we feel like losing a few pounds, what we may not know are the negative effects of weight cycling.
Have you been always wanting to try out Quinoa, but thought it looked too complicated? This simple recipe from elizabethrider.com can be the perfect meal, side dish, or mid-day snack! Easily make a big batch ahead of time, and eat it throughout the week for a quick, healthy, grab and go option. Need to include more protein for your diet plan? Try throwing in a hard boiled egg or lean meat for an easy boost!
We know that sleep is important, but it seems that the further we get into adulthood, the less sleep we get! Whether it’s stress from work, family demands, an overbooked schedule (or all the above), other things seem to take priority over a good night’s rest. What we may not realize is the affect that our bad sleep habits are having on our metabolism.