Top 5 Kitchen Tools

A well-equipped kitchen is essential to making meals at home. If you’re just starting out or are looking to update your current kitchen there are many things you can buy, but you don’t need to have every gadget. Besides a cutting board and a few mixing bowls, here are the top 5 tools that every… 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

Go Further With Food

Go Further With Food

It’s never too late to set up new health and nutrition goals! March is National Nutrition Month® , a great time of year to connect with our bodies and to think about nutrition habits and the importance of food to our health. Nutrition goes beyond the word “diet” and it is not about restrictions or… Read more

DASH Diet

Heart-Healthy DASH Diet

February is American Heart Month, a time to think about paper hearts, chocolate hearts, and even your own. Newsflash! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States and is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths. A major risk factor for developing heart disease is high blood pressure…. Read more

Chinese Stir-Fried Sticky Rice Cakes (aka “Nian Gao”)

Growing up in China, I was happy to see when my lunchbox contained a delicious savory dish full of sticky rice cakes, meat, and vegetables. One may ask, “what are sticky rice cakes (or “nian gao” as they are called in China)?” Sticky rice cakes are a counterpart to our familiar wheat flour noodles, except… 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

weight loss

Myths & Facts: Weight Loss

If you are like many Americans, you likely spent the past month indulging with friends and family. Now you’re being flooded with advertisements for weight loss miracles. Turning over a new leaf for the new year is an admirable goal, but be sure you can separate fact from fiction before you get started. Myth: Starting… Read more

Top 3 of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close we’d like to thank you for visiting Healthy Tips and hope that you’ve received some health and recipe inspiration. Taking a look back at the year, three blog posts really stood out in popularity (based on number of clicks and shares (thank you again!)). We have a lot of… Read more