Category Archives: Food Safety and Preservation

Beneficial Beans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 2-3 cups of legumes per week for health (most American adults eat less than 1 cup). Legumes include foods such as fresh peas and beans, soybeans, peanuts, and pulses. Pulses (what we commonly refer to as beans) include lentils, chickpeas, and dried peas and beans. These dry (or canned) beans are one simple, inexpensive, and tasty way to eat more legumes.

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Wellness at Work: Food and Activity Tips for Meetings and More!

We spend many of our waking hours at work, often in meetings. Further, there is good evidence that the choices we are presented with (and how they are presented) have a strong influence on the decisions we make. This is true for both food and physical activity choices. Increasing opportunities for healthful choices at work can increase the positive health habits that improve health. Continue reading Wellness at Work: Food and Activity Tips for Meetings and More!

Talking Thanksgiving Turkey

There is no doubt that a turkey is THE symbol of Thanksgiving. I have a number of shortcuts you can take in preparing your holiday turkey that are safe and can decrease the time spent in preparation. Use these tips to prepare a turkey that guests will gobble up! Continue reading Talking Thanksgiving Turkey