Eating Well

Killer Kiwifruit

Killer Kiwifruit

The kiwifruit enjoys a fascinating history, and its recent rise in popularity reflects a combination of an appreciation for its unique taste, nutritional value, appearance and, surprisingly, its changing name.

Native to China, kiwifruits were originally known as Yang Tao. They were brought to New Zealand from China by missionaries in the early 20th century, with the first commercial plantings occurring several decades later. In 1960, they were renamed Chinese Gooseberries.

Have a Happy Healthy Holiday

Have a Happy Healthy Holiday

The holidays are a great time of year. No matter what holiday you celebrate, this time of year is usually filled with family, friends and great food. All that great food can come at a price, however. On average, people gain around a pound during the holidays. People who are considered overweight or obese gain about five pounds of extra weight this time of year.

Spectacular Spinach

Spectacular Spinach

I am never without spinach in my refrigerator or freezer. Luckily for my parents, I’ve always loved spinach. They did a great job weaving it into our dinners. Lucky for me, spinach is great for our overall health. Dark leafy greens in general are a great source of antioxidants and other heart and cardiovascular health.

Please Pass the Peas

Please Pass the Peas

Peas have developed a bad reputation. Most kids detest peas, but I don’t understand why: they’re sweet, their small, and they fit wonderfully in your spoon if you want to shoot it at your older brother (though, I don’t suggest the last usage, unless you want to be grounded or miss out on dessert). Are you a fan of peas?

Crazy Cauliflower

Crazy Cauliflower

Cutting the amount of carbs that you eat each day can be a bummer, but there are some great work-arounds that will allow you to eat your favorite foods—albeit, a healthier, modified version of your favorite foods. Believe it or not, cauliflower can help you with that and a lot more!

Egg-ceptional Eggplant

Egg-ceptional Eggplant

Being part Italian I grew up with all kinds of fabulous recipes for Eggplants. Eggplants are one of the most surprisingly beautiful vegetables that you can find in a produce aisle. They are a vibrant shade of purple and are glossy to boot. They have a unique flavor and a complicated texture, which make them fun to cook with.