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.
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.
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
Adding nuts to your diet is a smart move for your health. We have some nutty ideas to get you started.
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. […]
Rye is a nutrient-rich whole grain low in saturated fat and a good source of dietary fiber. Unfortunately, it often sits in the shadow of other whole grains.
The other day I posted a recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie that called for honey in place of sugar. I got an email from Jane Johnson, who lives in Forest City Township on the shores of East Grand Lake and the headwaters of the St. Croix River — “remote by choice,” she told me. I happened to mention in the recipe that honey wasn’t vegan and Jane suggested substituting maple syrup. She sent me some quotes from Tim Herd’s book Maple Sugar: From Sap to Sugar. […]
Several weeks ago, I decided to try cooking some Mediterranean style meals for me and my husband. I’m not sure how it happened, but over the years he became the family chef and I admit it, I took him and his cooking skills for granted! He was more than happy to get out of the kitchen and be on the receiving instead of the serving end for a change. […]
It took me half my life to appreciate the taste of salmon. You need to understand. I grew up eating only one kind of fish: haddock (usually fried). Salmon is good for us, but why? Kitty Broihier, a registered dietitian and member of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, has the answer: Salmon is highly [...]
Kendall Scott This is what Kendall Scott did when, at the age of 27, she found out that she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma: “I cried. I laughed. I drank a beer and ordered a pizza.” As she finished her beer and pizza she says, “I felt this ball of fortitude begin to form deep in my gut (and it wasn’t just my dinner). […]
Your cholesterol is too high, putting you at risk for developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Your doctor suggested you change your diet. You're totally confused about what to do next.
A delicious apple pie made by Rebecca Reilly What are you going to do with all those apples you picked? I’ve got a great idea. Why don’t you make an apple pie! If you haven’t picked your apples yet, there is still time. I put together a list of orchards in Maine that let you pick your own apples. Please, make sure to contact the orchard first to make sure they still have apples left. Rebecca Reilly Rebecca Reilly was kind enough to share her recipe for a gluten-free apple pie. […]
Wondering what to do with all the blueberries you picked? Try these blueberry recipes — from muffins to parfait — healthy and delicious.
Full to the brim Source: Misty Meadows Organic Farm You have loads of luscious freshly picked strawberries. I’m sure you know exactly what you’re going to do with the ones you haven’t already eaten. Just in case you don’t, I found a few new to me recipes that I’ll share with you. […]
My future son-in-law Keegan used to be a meat-eater. Now he’s a vegan. His former roommates were vegetarians and then my daughter Stephanie became a vegan, so he decided to try it as well. He felt healthier right away. Because he has an inherited form of high blood pressure he has to watch his carefully. It went down. He has more energy. Luckily for my daughter, Keegan loves to cook. For his birthday, she gave him the perfect gift — a gas grill. This past weekend he fired it up for a family barbecue. A grillin’ style statement […]
Senior culinary arts students at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center recently faced their harshest food critic yet. No, not Gordon Ramsey — worse — the American Heart Association. Their challenge was to prepare three different luncheon menus and serve them all at a special tasting event. Not only did they have to impress with flavor, technique, presentation, creativity, and service, each dish had to be heart healthy. Are we ready for them? […]
Basil from Diane’s garden Last night it rained hard. It didn’t stop me from venturing out to the garden to pick some basil. It was a robust rain, but warm and gentle, and it felt good. I fell into a meditative rhythm as I moved in the dark from one plant to the next. All of a sudden, I began to hear music. At first I thought it was coming from an open window, but the sound was behind me, in the forest of trees bordering our backyard. I heard a symphony — not created by humans, but by the rain striking against all the leaves. It was magnificent! Everything else ceased to exist for several minutes as I crouched beside my basil and just listened. […]