Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to include a variety of vegetables in meal planning. There are many health benefits of eating vegetables, including reducing the risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and certain cancers, such as mouth, stomach, and colon cancer. It can be a challenge to include a … [Read more...] about Ten Ways to Eat More Vegetables
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The likelihood of a dinnertime meltdown of confirmed vegaphobes increases proportionally to the number of green foods on his plate. Broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts are healthy foods that look attractive on the plate -- and stay there. You need to use your culinary wiles to get your picky eaters to eat a healthy diet sometimes, but extra efforts pay off in their good … [Read more...] about How Do I Get Kids to Eat Vegetables and Fruits?
Thanksgiving is a dieter's nightmare. With all the ingredients for a fattening feast, Thanksgiving can spell nutritional disaster. If you swap out some of your fattening foods for a roasted alternative, or throw a few extra roasted vegetable options into the mix, you can ensure everyone is eating tasty, healthy veggies before they fill up on pie. Yams If you normally create a … [Read more...] about Roasted Vegetables for Thanksgiving
Vegetable gardens are typically associated with the summer months, but an indoor container garden allows you to enjoy fresh produce year-round. While the selection of vegetables is more limited, you can enjoy green beans, fingerling carrots, lettuce, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, radishes and dwarf versions of your favorite vegetables. Another option is to start your vegetable … [Read more...] about How to Grow Vegetables Inside the House
Don't let the fact that you live in an apartment or a home with no yard deter you from growing your own vegetables. Even with limited space or less than ideal lighting conditions, many vegetables thrive in containers as long as they are watered frequently. Put your green thumb to good use and plant a container vegetable garden right outside your patio door or on your … [Read more...] about Vegetables for Container Growing