- 1 tsp oil (like grapeseed or olive)
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 8 cups greens of choice
- 1Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- salt & pepper
- 4 dates, sliced thinly
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 2 Tbsp toasted walnuts
- 8 oz chicken or turkey if desired
EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2015. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.
About the Women’s Wellness Foundation:
The Women’s Wellness Foundation is a 501C3 charity with a mission to help women returning home from incarceration integrate back into the community. The organization was started by 3 women who were living at a halfway house after their return from incarceration.
Women’s Wellness Foundation provides an alternative to recidivism for women leaving incarceration by addressing housing, employment and basic needs, while offering programs which focus on healthy relationships, education and life skills, providing a bridge to a new way of life.
Click here to visit their Facebook page.
For every new Facebook follower we acquire during the month of July, we will donate 50 cents/follower to the Women’s Wellness Foundation. (So spread the word!)
1 Cup chopped red onion
1 1/2 Cucumbers, diced (approx. 4 Cups)
2 red bell peppers (approx. 2-3 Cups)
1 Cup roughly chopped cilantro
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 Cups cooked quinoa (recipe here)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
1/4 Cup fresh lime juice (approx. 1 1/2 limes)
About the Author: I’m a California girl with her PhD. I love jeans, iced coffee, homemade food, and smart humor. Luci’s Morsels is about fashion, food, and frivolity – all from an approachable and fun perspective…
Independence Day inspires us to enjoy the outdoors, watch fireworks and, of course, celebrate with family and friends over yummy foods. This 4th of July why not impress your guests with some fun and festive foods that are actually healthy? We have rounded up some holiday themed recipes that will have you feeling good about what you’re serving. Your guests will be impressed by the taste and that these amazing dishes are healthy too!
These meatballs are entirely gluten-free, as I used crushed Glutino gluten-free bagel chips and quinoa, instead of traditional breadcrumbs.
1 poundGrass-fed Lean Ground Beef
1 teaspoonMinced Garlic
1 tablespoonTube Basil (sold in the produce section)
1 teaspoonSea Salt
1⁄2 cupCrushed Glutino Gluten-Free Bagel Chips (or sub regular breadcrumbs)
1⁄2 cupCooked Quinoa (I used red quinoa)
1 tablespoonPetite Sirah (optional)
2 tablespoonsOlive Oil (for the skillet)
About the Author: Kelly is the author, recipe creator, and food photographer behind the blog Nosh and Nourish. She incorporates nourishing superfoods into every meal for her husband, adorable toddler, and herself (think quinoa, Greek yogurt, chickpeas, kale, eggs, etc..) and manages to keep everything tasting absolutely delicious! Learn more by visiting her blog, at www.noshandnourish.com, or check out her new cookbook “Superfoods at Every Meal” here.
With so many fitness apps and activity trackers available, counting calories and monitoring fitness is easier to do than ever before. But does this emerging technology help us reach our health goals or is it an obsessive waste of time? Well, it depends on how you use it. Here’s a list of pros and cons, as well as some simple suggestions to help you eat smarter.
It provides structure and accountability. Counting calories lets you know exactly how much food you should eat and plan meals accordingly.
It can be motivational. When you improve your diet, the immediate health benefits – weight loss, increased energy, etc. – can lead to positive behavioral changes and healthy habits.
It can lead to better food choices. Counting calories can help you identify which foods are more nutrient dense and which foods lack nutritional value.
It can encourage you to exercise. Knowing that exercise helps burn calories can inspire you to get up off the couch and move.
It can be nutritionally incomplete. You may be tempted to skimp on necessary fats and proteins to eat fewer calories. However, this can cause you to miss out on important phytonutrients, vitamins and micronutrients that are necessary for a healthy body.
It can lead to obsessive behavior. Constantly thinking about calories and exercise can lead to eating disorders. It’s important to focusing on how you feel, in addition to your calorie count, to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
It may cause a disconnect. You may ignore or misunderstand your body’s cues and signals for whether you’re hungry or not. Always listen to your body; it will tell you which foods make you feel great and which don’t.
It’s time consuming and a bit tiring. Counting calories for every snack and meal can feel like a second job. It can also put a crimp in your social life since it’s difficult to accurately count calories at restaurants.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind for a healthy and smarting eating plan, whether you count calories or not:
Eat balanced meals. Make sure you are eating nutritious, balanced meals that contain foods from all of the basic food groups.
Don’t wait too long to eat between meals. When you are very hungry, you’re more likely to make poor choices or overeat.
Weigh yourself once a week. If the number on the scale is too high and your clothes are too tight, then you’re eating more food than you need. We have a number of digital bathroom scales that help you stay accountable to your health and fitness goals.
Keep track of your meals. A food diary will give an accurate picture of exactly what you are eating throughout the day. You can also jot down how you’re feeling to see what foods make you feel the best.
Understand portion sizes. Most of us cannot tell what 4 oz of meat or a 2 oz of pasta looks like. Our Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale accurately measures portions and will save you from making wild guesses.
About the Author: Caroline is a food blogger and photographer, recipe developer, a new mom of two, and wife. She runs chocolate & carrots where she primarily focuses on healthier baking. She also runs crackers & carrots where she documents everything pregnancy and baby!
Father’s Day is just around the corner so we’re doing something spectacular to celebrate. LilGadgets, ToiletTree Products, Aurorae and EatSmart Products have joined forces to put together a massive Father’s Day Giveaway — sure to please all those very important Dads in our lives. One lucky winner will take home all of the prizes listed below – a $350 value! Be sure to tell your friends and good luck to all who enter.
ToiletTree Products Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer
ToiletTree Products Deluxe LED Fogless Shower Mirror with Squeegee
ToiletTree Products Toiletry Bag with TSA Approved Bottles and Sonic Travel Toothbrush
To enter the giveaway event, simply complete the form below and click the submit button. Good luck!
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The giveaway closes on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 1PM EST. The winner will be selected at random and notified by email, announced on social media sites. They will have 48 hours to reply back before a new winner is selected. This giveaway is limited to US residents only, ages 18 and up.
Are you undecided on what to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? Wouldn’t it be great to give him something he could truly use and enjoy? We’ve put together a gift guide of our most popular products for any kind of Dad. Remember, good health is the greatest gift we can give to those important people in our lives—Dad being right up there at the top of the list.
Our EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale is designed for comfort. It is easy to read, has a wide platform and holds up to 440 lbs. It also comes with a tape measure so Dad can keep track of his measurements, making it easy to reach his health and fitness goals.
Buy now on Amazon for $36.95.
Our Taylor Bluetooth Body Fat Smart Scale is sure to please. This smart scale not only measures weight, it measures body fat, body water and muscle mass. It has a goal setting and tracking feature and the Bluetooth connectivity enables Dad to view all of these stats right on his smart phone or tablet. Plus, it pairs with popular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness, and RunKeeper.
Buy now on Amazon for $59.95.
Our EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Thermometer is a great tool for the Dad who loves to man the grill. The Precision Pro reads the temperature of meat in 5 seconds or less. The 1.5 mm probe ensures the juices stay in the meat, keeping it moist. The handy cover not only protects hands from sharp jabs, it lists the proper temperature for different meats.
Buy now on Amazon for $19.95.
Our TravelWise Packing Cube System – Durable 5 Piece Weekend Set keeps clothes from shifting in transit and wrinkle free. The packing cubes maximize space in Dad’s luggage and the mesh inserts let him see exactly what is in each cube. No more frantic searching for misplaced items.
Buy now on Amazon for $29.95.
Our EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale is a must have for any frequent flier. This compact luggage scale easily attaches to the handle of any suitcase. Simply lift the bag and the scale beeps when it registers the weight of the bag. The easy to read LCD screen displays the weight so Dad never has to pay overweight luggage fees again. It’s small enough to toss in his luggage for the return trip.
Buy now on Amazon for $14.95.
For the Roux:
About the Author: Marlene A. Baird was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her cooking style was influenced by a Mediterranean heritage (the island of Malta). Her passion for making healthy versions of a variety of recipes from all over the world is what sparked her to create her blog. You can find more recipes at Nosh My Way. You can follow her on Twitter, @Marbaird.