The holiday season can make sticking to your normal diet routines nearly impossible. Luckily, your smart phone can be your friend, helping you to keep eating escapades in check. Apps can assist you to stay on track when schedules become hectic. With the touch of an app button, you can launch a quick and easy search for healthy recipes, navigate grocery store shelves, restaurant menus, and even locate places for a more wholesome meal or snack.
Holiday dinners shouldn’t destroy your diet, especially since many traditional holiday foods are nutritional all-stars. Here are six holiday super foods, and tips how nutrition pros prepare them in ways that don’t pile on unnecessary and “empty” calories.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), traditionally known as food stamps, has of late been much in the news. Competing views of SNAP figure prominently in the current Farm Bill quagmire. The harsh economy over recent years has landed one in seven American families on its rolls. In addition, the so-called Sequester keeps bumping people off, with many worrisome implications, and the rising poverty rate that makes such assistance ever more urgent is far more prevalent than most of us realize.
Finding recipes for a fabulous vegan Thanksgiving feast is not as challenging as one might think. As a vegan myself, I’m tempted to introduce one or two new things some years, but for the most part, it’s amazing how convenient it can be to pull together a good vegan Thanksgiving meal, and how a few tweaks can turn traditional dishes into a compassionate cuisine that fits a vegan lifestyle.
Everyone knows that healthy eating has many benefits, including giving us more energy, helping us to manage our weight, reducing health risks and medical conditions, and making us feel better in general. With all these positive effects, why do so many of us still fall short of meeting the criteria for dietary health? Could it be that some real or perceived obstacles get in the way?
Overall consumption of trans fats has dropped significantly over the past decade as food manufacturers have reformulated their products to reduce trans fat content. But now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will remove trans fats from its “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) list, meaning that food makers would have to get special permission to continue using them.