Plastic is everywhere, from paper milk cartons to clothes. But not all plastics are created equal, particularly products made with plastic for food storage. Some types of plastic can leach chemicals into your food, especially if they are over-used or microwaved. Learn which plastics have nasty chemicals, and which can and can't be recycled.
It's football season, isn't it? I don't really follow sports, but I do know that people who watch sports on television feel compelled to consume mass quantities of caloric food and drink while they are doing it. Here's a tasty, healthy take on those cheesy potato skins that everyone loves.
I admit it: I clip coupons and scan the store circulars for sales and specials. Shopping for healthy food can get a little pricy, but there are many ways to soften the blow. The "Whole Deal" circular from Whole Foods has a bunch of coupons and budget-friendly recipes to help you on your way to healthy holiday fare.
Kind of fitting that American Diabetes Month begins the day after Halloween, don't you think? Of course, its causes are more complicated than eating too much sugar, but the fact is that 80 to 90 percent of Type 2 diabetes cases are preventable.
Happy Halloween! Some of you may be scared by all the vampires and witches, but I'm frightened by all the sugar that will be consumed by kids (and, let's face it, adults too) today. Here are a few ideas to keep the candy orgy under control.
I like Nutella as much as the next girl. On bananas, on crepes, or even on wheat toast. But marketing it as a healthy breakfast seems like a stretch. On closer inspection, Nutella has some redeeming features, but I found a similar product that has less sugar and tastes even better.
Is anyone else out there an acolyte of Michael Pollan's? Hiis book "In Defense of Food" was the first to convince me why it was worth the trouble and expense to purchase organice produce and meat that was hormone-free, grass-fed and humanely raised. In honor of Food Day, some thoughts on his seven-word slogan: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Are you a fair weather friend to the Farmer's Market? For a long time I would stroll over on summer Saturdays, then forget to go once the weather turned chilly and I wanted to stay snuggled in my nice warm bed. But October is arguably the best time of the year to enjoy the season's bounty. And it ends on October 29!