Spring Produce

What’s in Season: Spring Produce

Along with blooming flowers, young leaves, and green grass, spring time also brings fresh produce in Massachusetts. The earliest spring produce crops to be harvested in early May are all the color green! These include salad greens, scallions, spinach, sprouts, and asparagus. Check out this recipe for Spring Vegetable Omelets that utilizes scallions, asparagus and… Read more

Flexibility as we Age

Flexibility as We Age

May is Older Americans Month and the Administration for Community Living’s theme this year is Age Out Loud. Older Americans are working longer, trying new activities, engaging in their communities, and striving for wellness. They are advocating for themselves more than ever before and really redefining what it means to “age”! Staying physically active is… Read more

Food Waste

Food Waste: Why It Matters

On a trip to the grocery store you pick up a few items to make meals for the week, like lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. As the week goes on, your schedule changes, you have late meetings, you decide to order lunch; the next thing you know, that head of lettuce that was destined for your brown… Read more

Frozen Produce

Sometimes Frozen Produce is Better!

Open your freezer and what do you see? A frozen pizza? Maybe some ice cream? How about frozen fruits and vegetables? During the winter and early spring months, fresh produce is more expensive, less flavorful, and less nutrient-dense than it is in the summer. But, don’t worry. It’s easy to get a wide variety of “off-season”,… Read more

diet trends

Online Diet Trends: What You Should Know

There is a lot of information about nutrition on the internet. An article you read today may be in direct conflict with the one you read yesterday. So, it can be hard to know what diet trends are really beneficial. But that doesn’t stop people from selling various trendy diets as the best cure for whatever ails you. Here is… Read more

6 Easy Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this campaign to draw attention to nutrition education and focus on the importance of making good food choices. This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” It serves as a reminder that you hold the tools to shift to a healthier eating… Read more

Added Sugars

Added Sugars’ Role in Heart Disease

In continuation of American Heart Month, we’re taking a look at a culprit of heart disease that hasn’t spent as much time in the spotlight as fat and sodium: added sugars.  Added sugars are the sugars and syrups added to foods during processing or preparation. There are natural sugars found in foods like fruit or… Read more

Heart Health

Top 10 Ways to Become Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Lower your risk of heart disease, hypertension and high cholesterol by following these 10 simple heart healthy steps: Eat a variety of whole fruits and vegetables. Fresh, frozen and canned are good options; choose items without added… Read more

winter produce

The Fruits of Winter

The ripe, candy sweet berries and peaches of summer are far behind us: winter has arrived. It isn’t uncommon for people to eat less fruits and vegetables in the winter months. They aren’t as abundant and affordably priced as in the summer. Most fruit varieties are available in the store year round (with big thanks… Read more

Slow-cooker

National Slow Cooker Month Recipes

Getting dinner on the table can be tough after a busy day. But if you plan ahead, you can let your slow-cooker do all the work during the day so dinner is ready when you get home. Preparing all the ingredients the night before allows you to add everything in one step in the morning…. Read more