Editor’s note: This blog was contributed by Joel Ankeny, a fifth generation bike racer. He has notched two top 5 finishes in the Nightmare Tour of Lancaster County, completed a double century (200 miles), and most recently placed 4th in the 2010/11 Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Regional Championship B race. (Picture to right courtesy of Joe Mallis)
I enjoy a monster size salad for dinner each night. As our media expert commented, it's more like a casserole--layers of veggies, protein, and greens. My 3 to 4 pound garden wouldn't come together without awesome dressings. And because my salad "flavors" vary, I require dressing variety.
Unfortunately most dressings are either calorie and sodium bombs or just don't taste good. I've discovered 7 that are excellent in taste and are super sensible in nutrition. I thought I'd share the salad dressing knowledge wealth!
I feel vindicated. For the last couple of years, I have bristled, grumbled and ranted about all the new "gourmet comfort food" restaurants. It seems that every time a new place opened, the menu catered to this new food trend. For healthy eaters, those who are skilled cooks, and for those who lean toward clean food, these menus offer little.
Are you like me? Do you often tire of the "bar scene"? I'm not referring to the hops-serving pickup joints nor bass-thumping danceclubs...no, burned out on those a LONG time ago. It's the Clif Bars, Power Bars, Fiber One Bars, Luna Bars, etc. that I'm now bemoaning.
I guess we were the last to know. This recipe is all over the web and I can NOW understand why. It's criminally easy, healthy and really good!
*Photo courtesy of Chicagoist.com which also lists this recipe!
If you enjoy bbq pulled pork sandwiches -- or the tender, shredded meat a top your favorite salad, this is a MUST make recipe. And remember, for a red meat, pork tenderloin is super sensible. Read our past post "Pig versus Chicken."
Banana bread. Moist, flavorful and yummy. Healthy? If you are buying it at a bakery, coffee shop or grocery store, probably not. In fact it's likely a fat and calorie bomb!
The best way to guarantee that you'll eat well? Have good (healthy, nutritious) food readily available. Many of our athletic-minded community are parents and seek meals that are healthy and easy. Easier said than done, right? Here are some simple ideas/steps and a recipe.
* Coffee and tea are rich in antioxidants, but white tea has the most
* Herbal tea is really not “tea” but an infusion of herbs & spices
* Coffee has more caffeine than tea
* Tea is easier to prepare and typically costs less
* Coffee stains your teeth more than most teas
I typically don't eat red meat; however the flavorful ingredients in this "Cooking Light Magazine" recipe spoke to me...garlic, green onion, chile paste...YUM! And it seemed pretty easy too. Bonus.
The recipe is listed below. I made THREE modifications:
This morning I read a WSJ article about getting healthy snacks from a vending machine. The article was interesting and offered solutions for getting fruits and veggies into the hands of hungry workers, but I was frustrated.
After highlighting the technology that can make offering healthy fare via a vending machine a reality, the article continues to point out: