Tag: Nutrition

Taking the Meat-Free Plunge 

Going meat free isn’t the “fringe diet” it once was. Vegetarian and vegan options are popping up on restaurant menus even in the meat loving state of Indiana. Vegetarian blogs such as “Cookie and Kate” or vegan blogs such as “Pickles and Honey” offer countless recipes for meat-free home cooking.   There is no “one […]

Spicy Foods Boost Weight Loss

Capsaicin is the ingredient in red hot chili peppers that makes most spicy foods spicy. It is also a “functional food” that can help with weight loss. It does this in two ways. Capsaicin increases a feeling of fullness, which helps us cut down on how much we eat. Capsaicin helps boost our metabolism, which […]

FillUp with Fruits and Vegetables

Adding more fruits and vegetables to our diet doesn’t just add nutrition to our diet. It also helps fill us up so that we eat fewer unhealthy foods. As the balance of healthy vs unhealthy foods in our diet comes into balance, we feel better, move more easily and, ultimately, live longer. The benefits of […]

The Sheet Pan Dinner- Shortcut to Healthy Eating

Have you ever noticed how much easier it is to talk about eating healthy, homemade meals, than it is to actually do it? One of the biggest obstacles is the time it takes to plan and cook homemade food. If you want your meals to match your good intentions, the “sheet pan dinner” is an […]