These crispy sweet potato wedges come out Cajun spicy and sweet. They’re also loaded with antioxidants and plant-based nutrients and are a great source of beta-carotene. Another plus? As complex carbs, they digest slowly and raise blood sugars gradually — keeping you from a spike and drop-off.
Your brain and nervous system rely on B vitamins. But your body can’t store them, so you have to get them from food. Find out how to work more B into your diet.
There is no question that you can be a vegetarian and an athlete. The tougher question is: How can I become vegetarian and not compromise my health or athletic performance?
Diabetes educator Sue Cotey shares how she became vegan and the many benefits of this type of diet — from fighting chronic disease to preventing diabetes.
Melted cheeses, spinach and tofu nestled in whole wheat manicotti shells. Are you in? This low-fat version will melt in your mouth without weighing you down.
If you’d like to cut down or eliminate or your consumption of meat, but you’re not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays. What are Meatless Mondays? As the name implies, it means refraining from eating meat one day a week — on Mondays. Meatless Mondays is a public health … Read More
Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month. The study, published Feb. 12 in The Journal of Pediatrics, finds that children who eat a plant-based vegan diet or the American … Read More
Contributor: Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD Last year’s news of pink slime in ground beef has caused many to think twice about eating meat again. But what about athletes? Is it safe for athletes to follow a meat-free diet? The answer is yes. The American College of Sports Medicine and the Academy of Nutrition … Read More
Contributors: Children’s Hospital pediatric dietitians For a vegan meal your family will love, try these black bean burgers. They are cholesterol-free and rich in fiber, protein and iron. Blend the ingredients in your food processor. Store extra patties in freezer bags, between sheets of wax paper, and thaw them out later for a quick, healthy meal. … Read More
Contributors: Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD & Julia Zumpano, RD, LD The recent revelation about “pink slime” — processed animal scraps added to ground beef — has many of us thinking twice about eating meat again. Popular movies have given viewers an inside look at what goes on in animal and processed-food manufacturing. And … Read More