Make Use of Leafy Greens

During late spring and early summer, leafy greens are readily available at many stores, pantries, and farmer’s markets. Many greens grow best when the days are warm and the nights are still cool. As the summer moves on, the weather can get too hot for leafy greens and they’ll start to taste bitter so take… Read more

work lunches

What Works for Work Lunches

You’ve gotten out the door after a healthy breakfast, and you have a plan for dinner for your family tonight, but what are you having for lunch? Skipping lunch can make you sleepy, set you up for an afternoon of mindless snacking, and have you heading home so hungry that anything in sight is fair… Read more

What’s in Season: Spring 2.0

For this update on eating seasonally, we will cover not only what’s in season but also how to clean them up, what nutrition benefits the early spring produce provides, and a couple suggestions for how to use them. Here’s a quick reminder of why you may want to try eating seasonal produce. Seasonal produce is… Read more

soup

Base Recipe: Soup from Scratch

We love soup. It’s easy to make, has endless possibilities for flavor combinations, freezes well for future meals and can help reduce food waste (soup is a great cover for vegetables that are close to meeting the compost bin). Plus it’s made in one pot, so clean up is a breeze. If you’re new to… Read more

pantry

Prep School: Your Pantry

Healthy Tips gives you quick and easy information about nutrition and health-promoting foods, but over the past year we’ve received a lot of questions about ways to prepare and plan for meals. Because of this we are rolling out a new series of blog posts that we’ve named “Prep School.” These posts are going to… Read more

fall produce

What’s in Season: Fall Produce

The transition to fall is marked by cooling temperatures, colorful leaves, and an abundance of squash and root vegetables. Fall produce lends itself well to the warm comfort foods many of us crave on a chilly night. Hearty soups, stews, chilis, and rich pasta dishes can keep all their appeal and gain some nutritional value… Read more

salad dressing

Salad Dressing Basics

Summer is in full swing here in New England. Markets are bursting with ripe fruits and vegetables, and salads are becoming a regular side dish or main meal on warm nights. Making a tasty side salad is a simple way to get a few servings of vegetables into your day. Only 2 cups of leafy… Read more

summer produce

What’s in Season: Summer Produce

July and August bring peak temperatures, peak sun, and peak summer produce availability! Fan-favorite produce is not only available during the summer, it is usually at the height of flavor and nutritional value. Plus, it’s a little less expensive. Take advantage of the season by revisiting some of your favorites: Apples Blueberries Cantaloupe Peaches Raspberries… Read more

Plant-Based Diets

Plant-Based Diets

The term “plant-based diet” refers to different eating patterns, from vegan (no animal products at all) to the various types of vegetarian diets. Research has shown that people who choose to eat predominantly plant-based diets have lower rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Plant-based diets have positive effects on people who… Read more

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