Archive for May 2015

24 Vegetables to eat when you are on the go

You probably already know you should eat plenty of vegetables (and fruits) for a healthy diet — for example,  the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that most adults eat a minimum of  5-8 servings/day of vegetables and fruits.  The challenge for many, however, is how to make this happen when we are constantly on the go.

Here’s a simple idea to help you meet this goal — 24 vegetables to eat on the go (in no particular order).

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Nutrient of the Week: Vitamin D from Mushrooms

Vitamin D from Mushrooms

While the research on the relationship between vitamin D status and various forms of cancer and other conditions is ongoing, one thing we do know is that many types of mushrooms can be a source of vitamin D.  Mushrooms are often overlooked when people are trying to increase their daily vegetable intake, yet they are very versatile, tasty and can help contribute to a healthy diet. 

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Ukrainian Borscht

A few weeks ago my friend Nataliia brought me some Ukrainian borscht that she had made. It was, by far, the very best borscht I’d ever eaten and I immediately asked if she would share the recipe wtih you, our readers.  It is far lighter than other versions of borscht that I’ve made in the past, and if you’ll try it, I’m sure you will love it too.

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