Tag: vegetables

Learning to love salad

Lunch today is Mairlyn’s Summer Main Course Salad (arugula, peas, fresh herbs, tuna, olives, capers = yum!) from Mairlyn Smith’s book Healthy Starts Now! 140 Recipes That Will Make You Feel Great.

(But I forgot to pick up artichoke hearts, though, drat! And I threw in a boiled egg, just cuz I like ‘em in my salads).

If you need to get more veggies into your diet, head on over here for some tips from Mairlyn on how to make friends with vegetables.

4 Comments July 12, 2012

Eating healthy isn’t more expensive

With $1 items on fast-food menus, it might seem that eating junk food high in sugar and fat is cheaper than eating healthy foods.

But a new study conducted by the Agriculture Department in the U.S. has found that when you look at it from a portion or weight (food weight, that is) perspective, eating veggies, fruit, grains and dairy products is less costly than eating foods high in sugar, saturated fats and salt.

So you can save your health and some money by eating well.

Which’ll give you more money to spend on sweet buys, such as this Banjo and Matilda cashmere heart sweater. It’s incentive enough (other than, of course, the incentive of good health and all!), dontcha think?


Leave a Comment May 17, 2012

Make healthy food visible and accessible

In CEGEP (that’s like pre-university in Quebec), I ate on a daily basis either poutine, creamy pasta salad, creamy potatoe salad or a giant oatmeal cookie (or a combination thereof).


(and in high school, I often only ate an ice cream sandwich for lunch)

It’s  no wonder I was a bit heavier then. (and perhaps even more amazing I survived after eating such a poor diet regularly)

I blame there being lack of healthy foods prominently visible and accessible. (OK, not really, I’m pretty sure I still would’ve opted for this junk regularly.)

But a  new study published in Environment and Behavior has found that college students (just not me back then!) are more likely to eat fruits and veggies if they’re within arm’s reach. And if fresh fruit is visible, it’ll be eaten more often by them (although the same doesn’t hold true for vegetables).

(I, of course, now have oatmeal cookies on the brain and will need to try this recipe from Lottie and Doof — that’s their pic above btw).

Leave a Comment May 2, 2012

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