4 posts tagged vegetables

Eat More: Greens

Since the dawn of dieting, "eat your vegetables" has been a well-used phrase. And rightly so. Beyond their appropriate placement in a weight-loss plan, vegetables contain nutrients that every human needs (whether they want to lose weight or not). I often tell my clients to "eat the rainbow". The nutrients that give vegetables their bright hues are the same nutrients that give them their nutritional benefits. So it stands to reason that you should eat all of the colors at various points ... Continue Reading

Roasted Veggie and Smoked Gouda Sandwich

Life is like a sandwich. The more you add to it the better it becomes. I love this quote. It's so true, isn't it? Even when we feel like, in the moment, far too much has been added to life, we can always be thankful that we're as blessed as we are to have the opportunities we have. The key, in life and in sandwiches, is to focus on quality as much if not more than on quantity. I've been working part-time at a cozy, gourmet lunch and bakery spot in northern Vermont. I didn't plan on ... Continue Reading

Grilled Green Beans with Feta

Growing up, I remember sitting out on the lawn on hot summer days, slapping mosquitoes, staring out at Lake Champlain, snapping the ends off of fresh green beans from farm stand up town. For every five that went into the bag ends successfully snapped off, one went directly into my mouth. Somehow, there was always enough left to feed the entire family (the magic of moms). We always ate them steamed or blanched with butter, salt and pepper. I loved them cooked just enough so that they weren't raw ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 3: Produce Prep

Eating a healthy diet is not about eating less, it's about eating right. As a weight loss strategy, sure, eating less works in theory. And it will work for a short period of time in practice as well. But it's not sustainable, it's not fun, and it's not healthy. And so it won't last forever. Vegetables and fruits are my favorite things. If you don't share the same love for them, it's just a matter of time. Fruits and vegetables are packed with all of the vitamins, minerals, antiox... Continue Reading