What to do with all of those tomatoes! Try this recipe for tomato mostarda

If your garden is overflowing with tomatoes and you're looking for some cooking inspiration, try this recipe for Tomato Mostarda.

By | September 1st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

A salad recipe that’s meant to soothe an irritable bowel

If you often get a belly ache after eating certain foods, you might have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. For some relief, try this FODMAP salad recipe.

By | August 11th, 2016|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

What you may not know about blueberries plus a smoothie recipe you’re sure to love

They're considered a superfood and they're super delicious. I'm talking about blueberries! Learn some interesting facts and get a delicious smoothie recipe.

By | July 28th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

The garden is bursting with basil, so let’s make some pesto!

Don't know what to do with all the basil that's ready for picking? Why not make this delicious pesto recipe.

By | July 21st, 2016|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

If you want to go blueberry picking in Maine this summer, you're in luck! Check out the Catching Health list of where you can pick blueberries in Maine.

By | July 20th, 2016|Recipes|13 Comments

Don’t miss this: Strawberry rhubarb pie and Nona Mac’s southern pastry, vegan style

How about some strawberry rhubarb pie made with Nona Mac's southern pastry, vegan style!

By | June 13th, 2016|Recipes|3 Comments

Where to Pick Strawberries in Maine

What's more delicious than freshly picked strawberries? Here's the 2016 Catching Health list of where you can pick strawberries in Maine.

By | June 9th, 2016|Recipes|23 Comments

How much protein do we need and how do we get it? Plus a great recipe

Protein is important. About 15 percent of the average person's body mass is made up of protein. Learn how much you need and which foods are the best sources.

By | June 2nd, 2016|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

You’ve never had anything as delicious as this barbecued salmon

Looking for something to do with salmon? Try this recipe for barbecued salmon. It's easy to make and so, so delicious.

By | May 26th, 2016|Blog, Recipes|0 Comments

Avocado and roasted asparagus salad — perfect springtime meal

It's asparagus season and thanks to my husband Barry, this wonderful vegetable grows right in our backyard. Learn how to cook it to perfection.

By | May 19th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Greek salad and pita pizzas with homemade hummus

Have you heard of the Mediterranean Diet? It's not really a diet, but a healthy way of eating. Catching Health has some easy and delicious recipes to share.

By | May 5th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Rutabaga recipe: Roasted root vegetables and portobello mushrooms

How many of you have eaten a rutabaga? Do you know what it is? How to cook one? How about roasted rutabagas? I've got a good recipe for you.

By | April 21st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Food fight! Food fight! And the happy winner is …

Imagine a roomful of people flinging food at each other. It's a food fight! There wasn't too much, if any, flinging at the food fight I was in.

By | March 31st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Eat almonds by the handful or try this recipe for delectable almond biscotti

No matter how they are presented to me, I like the taste of almonds and that they're good for me. Here's a recipe to try — for almond biscotti.

By | March 24th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

A tasty Mediterrean dish that’s easy to make and easy to eat: Chicken with white beans

If you're looking for something that doesn't take long to make and is good for you, try this recipe for chicken with white beans.

By | March 17th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Like kale? Then this recipe for pasta with kale pesto, chicken and roasted tomatoes is for you

Want to improve your health? Eat kale. I tried it once and didn't like it. Turns out it wasn't cooked properly. We've got the skinny on how to do it right.

By | March 9th, 2016|Recipes|2 Comments

Sweet potato soup with a satisfying little bite to it

Today, we're cooking up some sweet potatoes. So good tasting. And as a source of nutrition, they pack a wallop.

By | March 3rd, 2016|Recipes|4 Comments

Try this tasty and simple-to-make healthy recipe for spinach feta frittata

Every week, Catching Health offers up a new healthy food and a recipe. How about spinach feta frittata? Learn how to make it and why spinach is good for you.

By | February 25th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

It’s winter but you don’t have to miss out on the goodness of fresh vegetables

Source: Pond5 Guest post by registered dietitian Dave Seddon, MBA RD LD. Courtesy of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association. Winter may be upon us but we don’t have to miss out on the goodness of fresh vegetables—even in climates where you might think it just can’t be done. […]

By | February 19th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Lentils. Low in calories, high in nutrition. And wicked easy to cook, never mind eat!

Want to connect in your kitchen with a prehistoric human ancestor from the Neolithic period? Cook up some lentils! They cheap to buy and full of protein.

By | February 18th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

A recipe for Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro and Lime

Chiles are low in calories and high in nutrients. All that heat is also good for you. See why and try a delicious recipe for roasted cauliflower.

By | February 11th, 2016|Recipes|2 Comments

Try a new healthy food. This week it’s mangoes

stevepb / Pixabay John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try (or retry) nine new healthy foods. We’re on number five — mangoes. […]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Recipes|2 Comments

Try a new healthy food: This week it’s avocados

John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland YMCA, wants us to try a new healthy food every week. Up next — avocados. We even have a recipe.

By | January 27th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Try a new healthy food. This week it’s Greek yogurt!

John Turrell, from the YMCA of Southern Maine, wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try nine new healthy foods.

By | January 20th, 2016|Recipes|4 Comments

Try a new healthy food. This week it’s Quinoa!

John Turrell, the Wellness Coordinator at the Greater Portland Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine, wants us to feel healthier and be a little adventurous, so he’s encouraging us to try (or retry) nine new healthy foods. Last week was his first recommendation — sardines. They’re  rich in protein, calcium, vitamin D, and omega-3 unsaturated fatty acid.  This week, it’s quinoa.  […]

By | January 12th, 2016|Recipes|2 Comments

Try some new healthy foods in 2016. #1. Sardines!

lola56 / Pixabay Guest post by John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator, Greater Portland Branch, YMCA of Southern Maine. The start of a new year marks the perfect opportunity to revisit familiar menu routines and jump-start healthy eating patterns. Adding a variety of healthy foods to your plate will not only boost overall nutrition in your diet but also broaden your culinary horizons. Instead of  trying to find new recipes for the same familiar ingredients, try expanding your palate by incorporating some foods you don’t routinely eat.  […]

By | January 7th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Where You Can Pick Apples in Maine

Courtesy Maine-ly Apples Some people consider apples a superfood, so one a day just might help you stay healthy. There are thousands of varieties to choose from, many of them right here in Maine. I’ve put together a list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples — a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon. […]

By | September 3rd, 2015|Recipes|6 Comments

Want to be wicked healthy? Consider these nutty ideas

Adding nuts to your diet is a smart move for your health. We have some nutty ideas to get you started.

By | May 13th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

Source: Kath Bartlett Guest post by Kath Bartlett, LAc. Chinese dietary principles stress the importance of eating according to the seasons, as well as our individual constitution. During the warm months of the year, we eat cooling foods; during the cooler months, we eat warming foods. Here are some tips for a beneficial diet for the winter season. […]

By | January 22nd, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

A Cookie Full of Rye

See that chocolate cookie in the picture? It was delicious! If I hadn’t been told, I never would have guessed it was made with rye flour. All I tasted was the chocolate. […]

By | November 6th, 2014|Recipes|0 Comments