At a Greek or Middle Eastern sandwich shop, should you order the gyro or the falafel? Gyro is a blend of lamb and beef, the falafel is fried chickpea patties.…
Most ploys for getting kids to eat vegetables just create lifelong negative attitudes about veggies. And bribery to eat their vegetables is even worse! That tells a child that vegetables…
This is one of my favorite solutions to “what’s for lunch?” Toss cooked lentils and whole grain with some shredded or chopped vegetables, a bit of fresh or dried fruit,…
“A blend of whole grains, lentils, spinach, broccoli, white beans, and sauce,” says the label of Birds Eye Steamfresh Italian Style Protein Blend. We’re talking protein from plants—mostly beans and…
Looking for a new and easy way to serve veggies? Mann’s has your number, with its Snap Pea Sensations. Choose from Asian Sesame (which comes with soy ginger dressing and…
If there’s one thing experts agree on, it’s that we should eat more vegetables. But sometimes it’s hard to come up with a new, interesting, and easy dish. And salad bars aren’t exactly an example of food safety, most of the time.
The Eat Smart brand of gourmet vegetable salad kits is to the rescue. Below we’ll review their ingredients, nutrients, and will tell you where to buy them.
Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Kit “contains 7 superfoods,” as the label says. That would be broccoli, brussels sprouts, green cabbage, kale, chicory, dried cranberries, and roasted pumpkin seeds.
Pad Thai is wildly popular. Most people have never heard of Pad Pak. Which of these easy Asian dishes is better?
Pad Pak—stir-fried vegetables with chicken, shrimp, or tofu and a small side of rice—wins, hands down. That’s because Pad Thai— rice noodles, shrimp, bean sprouts, egg, tofu, and crushed peanuts—is such bad news.
At Pick Up Stix, for example, the Chicken Pad Thai has 670 calories and 2,110 milligrams of sodium. At Pei Wei, the calories for this most well known of Asian dish (even for the Vegetable & Tofu Pad Thai) hover around 1,500, and the sodium rounds to a hard-to-believe 5,000 mg—enough for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Most people know that calcium is good for bones, fiber is good for constipation, and iron is good for blood, to name a few. But once you go beyond the basics, the picture gets murky.
Here’s a healthy food quiz (questions and answers included) to see how well you know which foods or nutrients can prevent or promote which diseases.
Feel free to cheat. The questions aren’t really a test of how well you read (and remember) every issue of Nutrition Action. They’re just a sneaky way to get you to look at the answers, which contain a wealth of information on how your diet affects your health.
It doesn’t matter if it’s spaghetti with marinara, meatballs, puttanesca, pesto, clam, or another sauce. No matter how you serve it, people love their pasta. But what about pasta alternatives? Do you know how to make zoodles (zucchini noodles) or another vegetable based pasta?
The problem is, spaghetti and its relatives have around 200 calories per cup. And if you eat as much at home as you’re served at a typical restaurant, you can multiply those 200 calories by 3. That’s almost twice as much grain as most people should eat in a day. (So no cereal or bread or rice for you tomorrow.)
But that was the pasta of the past. Now you can make your own pasta…out of vegetables.
Nothing says summer like the smoky smell of a grill full of meat and veggies. As the grilling season heats up, it is important to use proper grilling techniques to create a delicious, safe meal. Read on for healthy grilling tips to keep your cookout food safe and delicious.