Starting a meal with a salad is never a bad idea. Restaurants don’t mind since they are fast to make and can keep you occupied while your food is being cooked. At home, salad is a great introduction to green vegetables for children and will help with digestion. When you are ravenous and ready to eat, don’t skip the salad, rather use it to offset eating second and third helpings of the meal ahead. It is such a convenient way to get a few servings of vegetables and even fruit a
Breakfast is the meal that breaks the fast from the night before. There’s an associated typical or traditional line up of foods we think of when it comes to this first meal….eggs, pancakes, cereal, bagels, coffee, waffles, oatmeal, and so on. Some claim they’re not hungry at this time or they lack time at this hour to eat. Others never skip. Truth be told, the winner of the breakfast debate is to eat breakfast. Here’s why…. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day beca
This snack food made from corn tortillas is a favorite crunch for many to consume, especially during football season. These wedges are pretty basic…. corn, vegetable oil, salt, and water, fried or baked. Yellow corn is the popular staple, but they can also be made from white, blue, or red corn. Originally considered only a Hispanic style food, this chip is a main attraction for any party, dip, or occasion. Today, tortilla chips sell at a much higher rate than regular potato c
As the new year approaches, the onset of diet talk sets in. You have read up on which type you want to do and have tried countless others before. Why haven’t they ever worked but this year you are convinced that they will?? You restrict your calories and eat like a bird. Seems like if you were eating less you would lose more weight. Less calories equates to weight loss…. not exactly. Your progress has stalled, and you are frustrated that feeling hungry isn’t getting results.
Whatever the goal(s) of your fitness journey, the adventure is mental and emotional. To succeed, certain behaviors, priorities, and choices do change. These new habits also affect our spouse, partner, best friend, siblings, parents, and so on. Our attempt to change means what was done in the past will not continue. With this change in ourselves, we find change in the dynamics of our relationships. We want people on our “good side” as we fight this fight. As we assert ourselve
We have to eat to live. Food is a necessity and with its consumption comes constant decision making. Consider how many times per day you think about food. All these choices have a label on them (even on restaurant menus now), that include how many calories per serving each item contains. A calorie is actually a unit of energy. Our body needs this energy to function. Scientifically speaking, a calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise 1 kilogram of water from 0 to 1 degr