February is Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. In fact, 1 in 4 deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Although you may find this alarming, there is some good news! Heart disease can often be prevented. It's all about making healthy… Continue reading Heart Health Month // Mexistrone Soup
Month: February 2023
The Benefits of Dry Beans – Bean Burrito Bowl with Elote
You’ve seen the bags of dried beans sitting on the shelves of the grocery store, but have you ever tried cooking with them? It is easier than you would think, it just takes a little planning ahead of time. In this post, you'll find information on the benefits of dry beans, plus some mouthwatering recipes… Continue reading The Benefits of Dry Beans – Bean Burrito Bowl with Elote
Food Safety // The Basics
There are four basics to food safety: Clean Separate Cook Chill Clean: Wash Your Hands and Cooking Areas Kitchens are full of germs that can easily be transferred to the food you eat. Prior to cooking food, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm or cold water. Repeat this… Continue reading Food Safety // The Basics
Create a Smoothie // Delicious and Nutritious
Smoothies are popular among all ages. You can create a delicious and nutritious smoothie from simple foods in a jiff too! What is a Smoothie? Smoothies are creamy beverages typically full of blended fruits, vegetables, yogurt, milk, or juices. Some people add nuts or seeds too! When creating a smoothie you choose 2-3… Continue reading Create a Smoothie // Delicious and Nutritious
MyPlate vs MyPyramid // Do You Know the Difference?
In June of 2011 MyPlate was released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It was created to support the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. MyPlate replaced the 1990’s MyPyramid. Did you know that the Dietary Guidelines are updated every five years? They sure are! Starting in 1980 they have been issued by the… Continue reading MyPlate vs MyPyramid // Do You Know the Difference?