Kitchen Tips: Have you wondered what the difference is? Dried leaf herbs have more concentrated flavor than fresh herbs. If you are substituting dried leaf herbs for fresh, use 1/3 the amount called for in the recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, use 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme. If […]
Kitchen Tips: Whether it’s soups, stews, or ground meat, the flatter and wider the container or package, the faster it can be frozen and defrosted. This saves time and makes meal prep easier. Use the smallest possible container or bag to minimize the air in the package. There will be fewer ice crystals and the food […]
It's tempting to take the "value" or "super" size, but the truth is, these portions are far bigger than what your body really needs. If you eat healthy portion sizes on a regular basis, your body will be satisfied. It's the brain that tells us we want more, not our stomach.
Craving a sweet snack? Consider the natural sweetness of fruit. In addition to natural sweetness, fruit provides a great source of nutrients. Fresh strawberries over vanilla yogurt, for example, can satisfy the sweet tooth as much as ice cream!
There are some rumors that an apple has just as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. The truth is, apples contain no caffeine (great post here on Livestrong.com. HOWEVER given the high level of natural sugar they contain, apples are a very healthy alternative to caffeine, and a great afternoon pick-me-up. For an added bonus, […]
Plan your meals for the week. As a busy college student two benefits are: you'll be less in a rush at meal time so you can enjoy, second you'll less likely make unhealthy choices like fast food because you planned ahead.
Become a "mindful" eater. Next time you have a meal — breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, take at least 20 minutes to eat it. Be in the moment and actually notice what you're eating. This way, you will allow sufficient time for your brain to register you just at food. Chances are you'll notice sooner […]