Showing posts with label Healthy Eating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthy Eating. Show all posts

Monday, February 27, 2017


It can be very tempting to abandon your good sense of healthy eating on vacation.  Although you may
strive for healthy eating, it's easy to drift off and grab an ice cream cone here and there.  There are however, ways to watch what you eat on vacation.

It's easier than ever these days to request a low fat or vegetarian meal on airplane flights.  If you choose to instead drive to your destination, the quest to find healthy food can get a bit more complicated.

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Healthy eating pyramid similar to that of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rather than simply relying on greasy foods for nutrition, pack some nutritious foods in a cooler full of ice packs.  Fruits and vegetables, crackers, yogurt, and sandwiches are all great to have with you on the road.  

Once you arrive at your hotel, you should do yourself a favor and turn the minibar key down - as this helps to avoid the temptation.  If your hotel offers a continental breakfast, stick to fruits, cereals, and proteins.  If your hotel has a stove or microwave, consider bringing your own healthy food with you.

If you simply must eat out, do so only when you are hungry.  Restaurants will usually serve large portions, so be careful.  If you do go a bit over on a meal, simply cut back on the next.  

If you find it hard to fit in three square meals a day, try to fit in six smaller meals or snacks, as your body needs fuel every four hours or so. When you eat out, avoid appetizers.  Whatever you do, do not miss any meals.

When it's possible, you should avoid eating large meals at night.  When your body gets ready for sleep and slows down, it also burns calories at a much slower pace.  Never eat bread before bed, and make sure to avoid the butter.  Choose fish or poultry for your meal instead, and include vegetables as a side dish.  

Even though it may sound hard, eating healthy on vacation isn't really that difficult.  All you have to do is use a little will power, and pass up foods that you know aren't good for you.  This way, you'll enjoy healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle wherever you go.

The next time you go on a vacation, always remember that eating healthy is a way of life.  You can afford to get something you crave, although you shouldn't make a habit of it.  One ice cream cone or a pizza isn't going to matter - as long as you know when to stop.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

EATING HEALTHY For Vegetarians

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Unseasoned soya yoghurt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The vegetarian way of eating can be a very healthy style of eating.  The rules still apply with healthy eating, although you should add variety, balance, and moderation.

A vegetarian is someone who avoids all types of meat, whether it be hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, or even fish. Vegetarians are also sometimes classified by the type of food they are or aren't willing to eat.  For example, Lacto-ovo vegetarians will avoid animal flesh yet they will eat eggs and most dairy products.  A Vegan on the other hand, will avoid all food that has any trace of animal origin.

Because they don't eat meet, vegetarians will often wonder how they'll get enough protein.  Although you may not realize it, the average American actually consumes more protein than he actually needs.  For the lacto-ovo vegetarian, dairy products are an excellent source of protein.  Vegans on the other hand, get their protein from nuts, seeds, and soy products.

Along the lines of beans, there are several to choose from, including green or red lentils, peanuts, split peas, pinto, soy, kidney, and many more.  Some of them you are already familiar, such as kidney beans in chili, refried beans in Mexican dishes, red beans and rice, and pinto beans.  Although some beans taste good as they are, others are available with different flavors to help enhance their taste.  Nuts are hihg in protein, although they deliver a lot more fat than beans, which means you should enjoy them in moderation.  By having one cup of cooked beans, you'll get the same amount of
protein as eating two ounces of meat!

The nutrients of concern for vegans, who avoid all types of animal food, are vitamin B12, calcium, and vitamin D In the average North American diet, the primary source for B12 is animals.  To have an adequate intake of B12, vegans should reguarly consume vitamin B12 supplements or foods, which contain vitamin B12, such as soy products or milk.

For calcium, vegans can rely on orange juice or soy milk, as they are fortified with calcium.  Beans and leafy green vegetables will also contain some calcium as well.

Although all types of vegetarians rely on simple food groups, controlling your vitamins and calcium intake is something you should always do.  This is very important for eating healthy, as well as staying healthy.  If you control what you eat, you'll have many years of healthy eating ahead of you.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OIL and VINEGAR In Glass For Your Health, And Your Mom

Eating healthy is one thing, but finding and keeping fresh organic olive oil and vinegar is quite another. Managing our weight need not be done with mundane eating habits. We know fresh green salads can help. Thus, Oil and Vinegar has become a staple for many of us. Italian food, balsamic vinaigrettes, and even fabulous bread dipping recipes need the best oil and vinegar for great taste. So, after we find quality condiments, how do we keep them fresh yet properly presented on the table?

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Vinegar & Olive Oil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dispensing Oil and Vinegar on the table has been cumbersome over the years. Many different styles of cruets have been made for just this one need. Proper storage of olive oil is necessary for the quality and taste to remain pristine and the nutritional benefits to remain intact.

Over the centuries, oil and vinegar cruets have been made out of numerous materials. We now know the best containers for storing olive oil and vinegar are glass, ceramic, or porcelain. It is important to know plastic containers are not ideal for either condiment. 

To keep fresh flavor longer, olive oil and aged vinegar should be stored in a cool place away from sunlight. The most optimum would be in a glass container. Oil or vinegar should not be stored in a plastic container because they may absorb PVC's from the plastic.

Glass oil and vinegar cruets are exceptional gift items. They function as an optimal way to properly store your olive oil and vinegar, and are becoming increasingly popular. 

Today, gourmet culinary utensils and products are sought after for practicality and novelty. A gourmet gift is usually one of value and quality, these being essential for the perfect gift idea. offers hand blown glass cruets from Europe that have glass within glass containers. One inner vessel holds the vinegar, and the outer vessel stores the olive oil. Each glass cruet has two pour spouts on the same oil and vinegar dispenser. The hand blown glass containers are elegant in style and offer a sophisticated way to offer oil and vinegar on the table, from the same decanter.

The Grape Cruet, which features a hand blown glass grape cluster vessel, inside a glass cylindrical body, is widely popular for gourmet kitchens. The grape cruet is about the diameter of a wine bottle and is easily used with one hand. You will see them more and more on fine dining tables of some of America’s best gourmet restaurants. 

Oil and vinegar stored in the Grape cruet, will keep a long time. The olive oil will keep over a year as long as tight fitting corks are used. Keeping both oil and vinegar air tight is crucial to retaining flavor. 

The Grape Cruet has a stunning design that is magnified when the olive oil is filled inside the glass. The glass artistry is tasteful and makes an elegant statement on any dinning table. The perfect gift for the holidays, the Grape Cruet features:

Heat-resistant technical grade European glass
Beautifully unique hand blown glass design.
Two functional glass within glass vessels to separate your oil and vinegar.
Made to be durable dispensing olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.
Airtight custom bartop cork stoppers for both spouts.
European craftsmanship and quality.

The Grape oil and vinegar Cruet is one of the most innovative and functional decanters you will find for dining. Its remarkable design is sure to catch the eye of all of your guests while making a tasteful and elegant statement on your dinning table. 

A gourmet gift set featuring a grape cruet with imported olive oil and Modena balsamic vinegar makes an ideal gift for any occasion including housewarmings and holidays. Plus, it's an interesting conversation piece that will talked about over and over.