Travelers commonly complain that they can’t eat right on the road. Many share tales of gaining weight on a trip. The good news is that with a little planning and common sense, you can eat right and maintain the good habits you follow at home. In this post, we'll share some healthy eating tips that we use in our travels. We hope they will help you too.
We’re big believers in a good breakfast to get our day started right. It’s easy to fall into a trap of just grabbing a bowl of cereal or toast before dashing out the door. But with a little planning, you can prepare a protein-packed, nutritious and tasty muffin that will keep you filled and energized all morning.
This time of year, you’re probably dreaming about escaping fluorescent cube farm enslavement, fleeing the oncoming winter gloom and finding yourself under warm sunny skies, likely on the beach. With a few simple steps, you can use your next trip to create healthy habits you follow after you return. If you do, your vacation will be forever.
Ah, Thanksgiving. That great American family tradition, a gathering of loved ones, a chance to celebrate, binge and fall asleep watching football. For many, this annual culinary orgy is one of the great days of the year.
Is it worth it? And what can you do to prevent adding pounds of fat, while wanting to have fun? We have some suggestions for both having fun and keeping on track. So read on.
With the long, stressful hours you put in at work and on the road, we're often fighting for a little boost. For a burst of energy, many people turn to an old standby in response: a can of Coke, Pepsi or other favorite soft drink. There's just one problem: that soda is not your friend. Read more to learn why, and what you can do.
Many epicureans consider Bologna, the provincial capital of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, to be the exemplar of what Italian food should be. This tradition of incredible food was brought to Southern California by Bologna natives Maurizio and Barbara Cocchi, owners of Vitaly Caffé in the unique Camp complex in California’s Orange County town of Costa Mesa. From rich imported Italian coffees, to hand-made artisan pastas, piadina flatbread, pastries and gelato, Maurizio and Barbara serve only the freshest food using the best ingredients.
Life is a journey. It's a path filled with challenge and opportunity, and sadly, it eventually comes to an end. The path we choose will determine whether it's a happy trek, or one filled with regret. I came across an amazing article this morning, one I hope could change your life. Written several years ago, the simple article "Top Five Regrets Of The Dying" recounts the lessons learned by a hospice worker in Australia from her departing patients. It's a must-read.
Instead of being a big heavy dinner, a Veggie Frittata is light as a feather, light on calories, nutritious, filling, good for you and wonderfully delicious. That might sound like an oxymoron, but it's not. Better yet, it's easy to make. Weighing in at only 182 calories, this is a dinner you'll enjoy without guilt. We bet you'll be asking for a second helping, and the good news is that you can.
We're always in a hurry. Whether it's rushing to catch a plane or a meeting, eating right when time is short is a big challenge. So what can you take with you anywhere that doesn't melt or generally spoil, doesn't take up space, is good for you and most important, satisfying? We have one great suggestion: a small bag of raw, unsalted almonds.
For some recipes, the word "yum" doesn't quite do justice to how good they can be. Like this one. Combining watermelon, one of our favorite summer treats, with the juicy complexity of a great heirloom tomato, the creamy salty flavor of good feta cheese and freshly grilled chicken is an absolute culinary je ne sais quois. Best of all, this salad is light as a feather. It's perfect for a summer lunch or dinner, for the rest of the year for that matter. Plus it's brain-dead simple and quick to make. What's not to like?
We're always in a hurry. Especially when we're hungry. There was once a time when the most convenient food was the salve for our hunger, even if it meant compromising on stale tasting, high-sodium, fattening foods you could prepare in a minute. But it doesn't have to be that way. You can eat wonderfully healthy vegetables, even seafood steamed in a microwave in less time than it would take to heat up a lousy frozen dinner.
About a year ago, we discovered the Lekue silicone microwave steamer (available at Sur La Table and Amazon). We can't recommend it enough.