Healthful Eating

Embrace Zucchini Season!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Dairy Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, Low Glycemic Index | 0 comments

Eating fruits and vegetables is important to keep your body healthy, well-hydrated and toxin-free and right now, zucchini is a win-win food: it’s abundant, it’s inexpensive, it’s nutritious and it’s great for weight loss. You can eat it raw, sliced in salads or shredded into slaws, or cooked in vegetable stews, soups and the all-famous zucchini bread (see recipe below!). It even pairs well with chocolate in muffins and breads. Zucchini is extremely low in calories, but it gives you the feeling of being full making it an excellent way to satisfy your appetite without...

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Antibiotics in Meat Poses Health Risks

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Healthful Eating | 0 comments

The burger, the bacon, the store-bought rotisserie chicken — staples of the American diet — may not commonly be thought to contribute to obesity, diabetes, cancer but if the meat is the product of an animal raised on low doses of antibiotics, a practice known as sub-therapeutic antibiotic therapy, then the health threat is very real. Evidence shows that the antibiotics that kill microorganisms in animals can do the same to humans.  A rich microbial diversity of gut flora is critical to our health. So critical that that nutritionists and the medical community are recommending supplementing...

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Give Your Valentine a Smart Way to Feel Good

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Healthful Eating, Healthy Living, High Antioxidants | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day and the word “sweet” go hand-in-hand. On Saturday, make something special for your sweetheart that will make them happy + smart and taste amazing. Your secret ingredient? Chocolate, of course! Why smart? As reported in a recent Harvard Health Blog, there are compounds in chocolate known as cocoa flavanols that have been linked with improved thinking skills.  The article goes on the explain that flavanols in cocoa have been shown to help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart, prevent blood clots, and fight cell damage. Be aware,...

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Eggplant Salad

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Healthful Eating | 0 comments

Eggplant Salad A favorite of Nutritionist Pauline Weissman, M.S., C.N.S.       Ingredients 1 large eggplant, cut into 1 inch rounds 1 large red onion, cut into rounds as well Extra virgin Olive oil Sea salt to taste 2-3 plum tomatoes, diced 1 avocado, cubed ½ cup Kalamata or green olives, pitted and chopped 2 shallots, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced zest of one lemon, plus the juice of that lemon ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar Pepper to taste 1 tsp Dijon mustard Parsley to garnish Directions Brush Eggplant and onion with olive oil and grill...

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Curried Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Healthful Eating | 0 comments

Ever wonder what a busy nutritionist makes for her family for dinner? Pauline Weissman shares a favorite recipe! Curried Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes 5 cups sweet potatoes peeled and diced (about 1 1/2 lbs.) 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced (2 cups) 1 Tbs. fresh ginger, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 scallions (white and light green parts), chopped 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbs. curry powder 4 cups chickpeas 1 red pepper, sliced 1 Tbs. cider vinegar 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro Steps: 1. In large saucepan fitted with steamer basket, bring 2 inches water to a boil over high heat....

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Lunchbox Ideas for Adults

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Healthful Eating | 0 comments

by Pauline Weissman, M.S., C.N.S. Nutritionist pweissman@hartacu.com Lunch boxes aren’t just for kids — adults eat lunch, too. Often it’s at our desks or on the run. While you’re making lunches for the kiddos, put a lunch together for you. Often, the same foods are appealing to all members of the families. Below are some special suggestions for adults: Leftovers from a healthy balanced dinner is PERFECT!! (Lots of veggies, adequate protein…and maybe a root veggie or grain in it’s natural state: brown rice, black rice, quinoa, millet…) Soups are wonderful, especially...

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