In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, we’re taking a second look at this post from March 2013. How do you eat healthy on a budget?
Wandering up and down the aisles at your local grocery store is anything but a walk in the park. It’s more like sitting in traffic during rush hour, billboards glaring mixed messages in your direction.
By the looks of grocery store shelves, you’d probably hardly notice any other produce is season during the fall except for pumpkin. Seriously, what haven’t they put pumpkin into? However, if you push past all the pumpkin displays, you’ll discover fall has a whole lot of fresh produce you can add to your plate.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away… or at least that’s how the saying goes. Throughout the month of October, you may find it a bit easier to follow this age-old advice. Not only are apples in peak season, it’s National Apple Month.
According to the USDA, 93% of Americans think breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, only 44% of people are actually eating breakfast every day. I suppose we could attribute the discrepancy to years and years of our mothers’ voices telling us the former is true. Well, it’s time to actually start listening, especially since September is Better Breakfast Month.
If your childhood is anything like mine, you can probably hear your mother’s (or grandmother’s) voice ringing in your head – “Eat your fruits and vegetables,” she’d say. Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but once again, your mother was right.
Let’s face it. In terms of eating healthy, fiber isn’t the most exciting nutrient out there. You’ve no doubt heard it’s beneficial to the digestive system, but given that January is National Fiber Focus Month, why not learn a learn a little bit more?
It seems like healthy eating and salads have been synonymous since the beginning of time. Okay, fine. They probably didn’t have salad back then, but you get the picture.
The idealistic notion of this dish is that it’s jam-packed with good-for-you veggies and not much else. The actual representation, though, is often far from healthy and far from what we expect from our salad.
For many of us, summer weekends and holidays mean backyard barbecues and lots of time spent eating. It can be easy to forget all that food can pack a pretty high caloric punch when you’re enjoying the sunshine and spending time with friends and family. Whether you’re a host or a guest this barbecue season, here are a few ways to make sure all your hard work in the gym isn’t lost at the picnic table.