Did you know you can get a heaping serving of veggies while eating a decadent, chocolaty dessert? Now that’s a food win! Chocolate zucchini Bundt cake is amazing: this cake is dense, rich, moist, and very, very chocolaty. If I hadn’t told you there was zucchini in it, you would have never guessed. Shhh, it can be our little secret.
Raise a mug on National Coffee Day: Your favorite morning habit may offer more benefits than just a jolt of caffeine. Coffee has been consumed for hundreds of years and blamed for several ills such as causing heart disease and stunting your growth. However, a growing body of research shows that your morning cup of Joe may have several health benefits when consumed in moderation. These are some big ones.
My name is Lisa but some people call me Veggie Lisa. I am a mom of four kids who loves to dance, cook, exercise, shop, decorate, and enjoy all the beautiful things the state of Utah has to offer. As a 30-year vegetarian, I love all things green! But I have had a very long journey to get to the place that I am now: strong and confident but most of all happy. After losing 60 pounds, I have made it my mission to help others discover their own love of veggies. As a big believer in plant based nutrition, I formulate recipes that are healthy and of course, taste good! Peaches are still in season here in Utah and there’s nothing quite like a fresh Utah peach! Because of our hot days and cool nights, peaches grow well here. Starting in August, fruit stands are lined with boxes and boxes of these sweet treats. If you currently have more than you know what to do with, I’m here to help you out! Peach pie, …
Walk down any supplement aisle and you are likely to see rows of fish oil capsules, lined up like soldiers on the war against disease. But what is fish oil and how does it impact the human body?
Peach season is in full swing! Have you had a chance to head to a fresh fruit stand and grab yourself a box? Peach season runs from the beginning of August through the end of September here in Utah. There are so many fun ways to use peaches in recipes, but my favorite way to use peaches is diced into fresh peach salsa over tilapia tacos. YUM!
The choice to eat less meat and/or dairy products or remove them altogether is a very personal one. People are motivated by ethics, the environment, health reasons, or a combination of the three. And according to the US Department of Agriculture “Plant-based diets can meet all the recommendations for nutrients. The key is to consume a variety of foods and the right amount of foods to meet your calorie needs.”
This guest post was written by Susan Klatz Beal, a lifelong organic gardener, devoted foodie, and a local food enthusiast. Susan takes pride in spotting seasonal produce at the peak of freshness and ripeness.
Summer is the perfect time to eat more fruits and vegetables. Produce is at its peak of flavor and typically goes on sale this time of year. Dr. Chappell takes us on a tour around the Station Park Harmons in Farmington to talk about the healthiest produce choices and how to pick them.
Move over burgers, there are plenty of other foods that love the grill, too. Barbecue season is well underway and if you’re itching for something a little different this weekend, try a few of these unexpected foods that can take the heat.
Think summer, think watermelon. Beyond its sweet taste, a watermelon is unique because botanists classify it as a fruit as well as a vegetable. With more than 1,200 varieties available, you’ll have plenty of choices if you fancy this colorful melon and are looking for a healthy food.