Antioxidants and your health

What are antioxidants?They protect cells from harm caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules made when you digest food, or by exposure to things like tobacco smoke and radiation. Antioxidants gained popularity because they may be able to help fight cancer, heart disease, and age-related health problems. Antioxidants, benefits, and where to find them: Antioxidants are rich in many fruits, … Continue reading

The Truth About Tofu

What is Tofu? Simply, it is cheese made from soy milk. You like cheese, right? This “soy cheese” is safe for those with cow’s milk or dairy allergies, known as lactose intolerance. Why should I eat tofu and other soy foods? Heart disease- Soy plus a low fat diet may decrease your LDL (bad) cholesterol. … Continue reading

Healthy Holiday Eating Habits and Tips

Healthy Holiday Eating Food is everywhere during the holiday season, making it tough to stick to your healthful eating and exercise habits. However, with a little attention, you can make it through the holidays without losing track of your healthy lifestyle. Is it true that the average person gains 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and New … Continue reading

5 ways with Spaghetti squash

PUT DOWN THE HAMBURGER HELPER! Why eat squash? Healthy and low calorie! Its a veggie that can be used to replace starches in many recipes. Different colored squashes are high in different vitamins and minerals. Many are great sources of vitamins A and C. 1 cup squash averages 40-50 calories (thats almost half the calories … Continue reading

Fall fruits and veggies, whats in season?

Acorn SquashAsian PearBarbados CherriesBelgian EndiveBlack SalsifyBroccoliBrussels SproutsButter LettuceButtercup SquashButternut SquashCactus PearCape GooseberriesCauliflowerChayote SquashChinese Long BeansCrab ApplesCranberriesDelicata SquashDiakon RadishEndiveFeijoaGarlicGingerGrapesGuavaHuckleberriesJalapeno PeppersJerusalem ArtichokeJujubeKey LimesKohlrabiKumquatsMuscadine GrapesMushroomsPassion FruitPearPersimmonsPineapple PomegranatePumpkinQuinceRadicchioSapoteSharon FruitSugar AppleSweet Dumpling SquashSweet PotatoesSwiss ChardTurnipsWinter Squash List provided by FruitsandVeggiesmorematters.org

Healthified Pumpkin Pie Filling

You can use a regular pie crust or make a pie crust out of Fiber One Original bread crumbs. The nutrition facts for these crusts are not factored into the below recipe. I made this last night and it turned out beautifully, ENJOY! Makes 8 servings… 1 can (2 cups) pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie … Continue reading

Easy Creamy Chicken Masala

I made this up last night and it was REALLY GOOD!  Serves 2 people and only 225 calories per serving. Loaded with flavor and not with fat. This is a healthy dish that is simple enough to make any day. I was surprised how low calorie this dish was since it seamed to make a … Continue reading

Easy Creamy Chicken Masala

I made this up last night and it was REALLY GOOD!  Serves 2 people and only 225 calories per serving. Loaded with flavor and not with fat. This is a healthy dish that is simple enough to make any day. I was surprised how low calorie this dish was since it seamed to make a … Continue reading