Eat Right, Bite by Bite

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is: Eat Right, Bite by Bite. One of the ways that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is promoting eating right is by reminding people that a healthy diet doesn’t need to be overwhelming or restrictive. Making small goals and changes can add up to… Read more

Growing Your Greens

Have you ever wanted to grow a garden, but don’t have the time or space? For a microgreen garden, all you need is a sunny window sill and your garden can be as small as you want it to be! Microgreens are tiny, edible greens grown from the seeds of vegetables and herbs like beets,… Read more

Click ‘N Cook Top of 2019

As the year comes to an end, we’d like to thank you for visiting Healthy Tips! We hope we’ve given you recipes, knowledge, and ideas to take into the new year. As we look back over the past twelve months, a few recipes and blog posts really rose to the top. We have big plans… Read more

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Maybe it’s your first time hosting or you’re an expert. Either way, if you’re trying to please all of your guests, don’t forget about the vegetarians. Generally, vegetarians are people who don’t eat meat, poultry, or seafood. There are many types of vegetarians. Some eat eggs and dairy (lacto-ovo… Read more

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