Today is Halloween. We'll soon hit the streets for some sugary fun. For athletic-minded eaters, this recipe and post are for you!
Since parsnips are in season (I purchased mine at Trader Joe's.), and for many, rather unfamiliar, this super easy recipe is the perfect way to get more acquainted with this sweet, potato like root veggie.
As a kid, the days approaching Halloween evoked images of large candy buckets, clever costumes and of course the mini versions of my favorite sugary delights, packaged special for the festive event.
Inevitably there was one well-intentioned house on the block
The Mayo Clinic recently released its top 10 "best bets" for eating well. They are in alphabetical order (bummer, we'd prefer rankings!).
Here they are:
Positive traits of the above include: fiber, vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants, proven ability to reduce risk of heart disease and other yucky conditions, low in calorie density, and easily found at your local supermarket.
Athletic-Minded Traveler Notes:
What, Athletic-Minded Traveler is actually condoning ordering BIG? What gives?
If you can make it last, go for it. Willpower.
Our favorite Jamba Juice order, and nearly the unhealthiest, is the Chocolate Moo'd with extra strawberries. Think tasty chocolate shake with a hint of berry. (At least it's more sensible than a Carl?s Jr. chocolate shake, which we also love.)
Because our tasty treat is not a standard menu item, our 16 oz order often yields 24 oz.
Yesterday Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill requiring chains with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts and other key nutrition data on menus AND indoor menu boards by 2011. California is the first state to implement this requirement. New York City passed a similar law in April.
Many restaurants already provide information on their web sites, but having the info front and center while ordering is a BIG change--and one we applaud.
I rarely eat red meat. Pork tenderloin graces my plate a couple of times a month, but aside from that, I prefer poultry, seafood, and "mock" proteins. I'm not even sure why I eschew the red stuff.
First a note: We love Whole Foods. We recommend the stores in nearly every city we cover. When I'm on the road, nothing hits my meal sweet spot better than a very large, build it myself, Whole Foods salad. In fact, we posted about our "can't live without" products from Whole Foods not too long ago.
BUT, we have also complained about the bagging service, moldy fruit, and prices!
So when I recently discovered that a product I bought (Dr.
We are passionate about health and fitness, and when we find something we really like or that is exceptionally useful, we pass it along. A while back I wrote into our local paper (San Diego Union Tribune), about eating well and a made a suggestion for getting the most bang for your buck.
This past week it was in our paper, so here it is:
Union-Tribune reader Erin Kaese of San Diego says it's ?a big mistake to think that exercise is the cure all.
We participate in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Every other week my daughter and I walk 3 blocks and pick up our box of farm-fresh, locally grown produce. It's pretty amazing and has definitely broadened my fruit and veggie horizons. (Click here to read more about buying local etc.)
The box offers what is in season and, unfortunately for me, carrots have been in season a lot. There are very few vegetables that I don't care for and carrots are one of them along with beets and acorn squash.
What drives product and/or brand loyalty?
Is there a product or brand that you are super passionate about? So "in love" with in fact that you think you would be the ideal commercial spokesperson? (I confess right now, that Barbara's Bakery would do very well to hire me at their pitch woman for Peanut Butter Puffins, my all-time favorite food for the last 8 years!)
Performance is definitely at the top of our list.