All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sustainability’

Weekly Wisdom – Smart heart, helathy mind?

January 16, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Smart Heart, Healthy Mind?  What is good for the mind is good for the heart.
Plaque buildup can affect the heart & mind.
Some simple solutions to protect both:

  • Pick fish-One to 2 (4 oz) servings of fatty fish per week-salmon, mackerel, rainbow trout, sardines
  • Pour a glass of red wine
  • Eat more produce-increase your intake of fruits & vegetables

 

DIY mac and cheese recipe

January 12, 2011
Denise Simmons, Corporate Chef

Love the way this article by The Pioneer Woman is written and how easy it is to follow this delicious and simple mac and cheese recipe... YUMMY!!!

Follow the recipe here

February Recipe: Roasted Edamame “Spoons”

Makes 3 cups

1lb — frozen (or fresh) shelled edamame
1T — olive oil
1/2T — sea salt
1/8T — black pepper
2T — lite soy (optional)

  1. Preheat conventional oven to 350°
  2. Toss edamame with oil, salt, & pepper
  3. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray, spread edamame in single layer
  4. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring beans every 30 minutes
  5. Drizzle with lite soy, if desired

Weekly Wisdom – Get-slim (part 2)

January 9, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Get-Slim…tips for good health & weight loss, part 2

  • Savor a small treat each day; 2 squares of dark chocolate are under 150 calories
  • Count calories - keep track of what you eat either on paper or online
  • Get enough sleep! 8 hours or more (less can alter hunger hormones)
  • Move more!

Trash Talk – A better use for your old phone

January 9, 2011
Leslie Phillips, President & COO

Every year upgrades or damage make as many as 100 million cell phones obsolete!

  • Up to 75 percent of obsolete phones are stockpiled in drawers, including the battery and the charger.
  • Cell phones in working condition are often donated to people with disabilities or shelters for battered women, as any phone is capable of dialing 911 regardless of its service.
  • Most major providers collect old phones, batteries & chargers to donate.

Click here for more tips

 

 

Healthy new year's resolutions

January 9, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

No one is completely immune to temptation; many of us know the “right” things to eat but putting that knowledge into daily practice can be a different story.   Sometimes we resist and sometimes not.  While I am proud to say I did resist the chocolate donuts at the store yesterday, I am under no illusion I “needed” those 2 cookies I ate at lunch today (eating for 2 is not an excuse…. unfortunately).
 
So, how best to deal with temptations?  It seems as if everywhere I turn there are stories about how to lose weight, eat healthier, etc, etc.  Tis the season for resolutions, right? I am not big on resolutions as they often embrace an all-or-nothing concept.  I feel that being healthy, eating right & exercising should be part of our daily lives and maintaining these behaviors can be challenging no matter what time of year. Instead of an ambitious resolution such as going to the gym everyday for over an hour perhaps it may be better to focus on smaller goals.  Starting an exercise program with a 20 minute walk 3 times a week is much more achievable than starting with daily intense exercise.  Set yourself up for success, not failure.  Start small and build from there.  So maybe you didn’t go to the gym every day but you did make it 3 times this week, which is much more than previously.  Of course it is desirable to gradually increase your exercise to the AHA recommendations of 40-50 minutes a day. Gradual changes will lead to your ultimate goal.

Weekly Wisdom – Get-slim

January 2, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Get-Slim…tips for good health & weight loss

  • Define your goal…want to lose weight, maintain?
  • Use smaller plates…we eat less from small dinnerware
  • Breakfast like a champion…results in successful weight loss & maintenance 
  • Pack snacks…with protein & fiber (carrots/hummus, apple/peanut butter)

Weekly Wisdom – Smart secrets for sensible celebrations

December 19, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Smart Secrets for Sensible Celebrations:
Practice “healthy” indulgences (part 2)

  • Splurge wisely; choose ‘must-have’ foods
  • Practice party plate portions; the key word is ‘small’
  • Balance the beverages - limit alcohol, soda & other sugary beverages. Those tasty holiday drinks are often high calorie & don’t keep you satisfied for long.

Trash Talk – More tips for ‘sustainable’ holiday gift giving

December 14, 2011
Leslie Phillips
, President & COO

More Tips for ‘sustainable’ holiday gift giving:

  • Consider a donation of time or money to a local charity 
  • Give the gift of livestock, trees, or fresh water through support to foreign organizations in honor of friends
  • Give homemade gifts in re-usable containers (like mason jars) that they can return for refills next year! 

Weekly Wisdom – Practice ‘healthy’ indulgences

December 13, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Smart Secrets for Sensible Celebrations: Practice ‘healthy’ indulgences

  • Eat healthfully when not celebrating
  • Don’t starve yourself the day of the party; eat smaller, healthier meals beforehand
  • Bring a nutritious dish to potlucks - salad, fresh fruit, etc. There will probably be plenty of high-fat, high calories foods!

 
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