Healthy Eating

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

Steps: Place cranberries in a small pot. Add the zest and juice of the orange, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Stir over medium heat until thickened about 8-10 minutes. Cranberries should be tender but still bright in color. Yield: Makes 2 cups (8 ÂĽ-cup servings) Per serving: Calories: 57; Total Fat: 0 g; Saturated Fat: 0 […]

Are Your Sleep Habits Affecting Your Weight?

About one in three adults in the United States report routinely not getting enough sleep. Sleep insufficiency is associated with increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental health problems, injuries, loss of productivity, and death. It also appears to be associated with increased risk for obesity, especially in children. Fortunately, sleep is a modifiable risk […]

Glazed Squash With Walnuts and Thyme

Steps: Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut acorn squash in half (cutting through the stem end) and scrape out seeds.* Cut each half into Âľ-inch thick slices and place in a large bowl. Toss with the olive oil and half the vinegar; spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes; […]

Wonderful Winter Squash

This season, explore the many varieties of colorful, delicious, versatile, nutritious squash. Nutrition. Winter squash, like acorn, butternut, or sugar pumpkin, are a good source of dietary fiber along with vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, and potassium. They are also rich in carotenoids, plant compounds responsible for the yellows, oranges, and reds in fruits and […]

Is That Popular Diet Plan a Healthy Choice?

The recommended dietary pattern includes a combination of vegetables, fruits, non-fat and reduced-fat dairy, whole grains, fish, poultry, lean meats, and plant oils. “Consuming a variety of foods across all the food groups is important to ensuring you get all the nutrients you need,” says Susan B. Roberts, PhD, senior scientist and director of the […]

Hummus and Veggie Wraps

Steps: Place tortilla on a flat surface and spread hummus over 2/3 of the tortilla, leaving the top 1/3 empty. Add lettuce and vegetables and roll...

Easy, Flavorful, 
Exciting Veggies

The research is clear: eating more whole or minimally processed plants is better for our health. Knowing how to easily make foods like vegetables taste great can help you consume more of these health-promoting options in place of less healthful choices. Building Flavor. Most U.S. adults don’t meet the recommended intake of vegetables. When we […]

Choosing a Health App

The global market for applications (apps) and devices that track and monitor your lifestyle—from calorie, nutrient, and food intake to daily steps, sleep, water intake, and heart rate—is expected to reach more than 105 billion U.S. dollars by 2030. While the research on whether health apps can help us achieve long term results is still […]

Healthy Eating While Travelling

After several years of limiting our travel, many of us are getting back out on the road (or the rails, or the sky) this summer. If you’ve been working to make healthy dietary choices, rest assured it is possible to enjoy your vacation and still maintain those healthy habits! On the Road. Road trips can […]

Want to Change Behavior? Believe in Yourself!

You hear it all the time: shift your eating habits; move more; make this or that other healthy lifestyle change. By reading publications like this newsletter, you are learning what changes to make. But how do you get yourself to actually make—and sustain—those changes? “There are a number of evidence-supported behavior change theories,” says Sara […]