No Fridge. No Problem. Eating Healthy is Still Possible

Living without a fridge may make it seem like you need to rely on food from restaurants and fast food, but luckily this isn’t true.You can eat healthy at home even without access to cold storage! In this article we will walk you through some of the main ingredients to rely on if you don’t have a fridge. We also give you some tips for storing food to make it last longer. 

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What About the “Starchy” Vegetables?

It’s true what they say! Vegetables are extremely important. They are absolutely packed with disease-fighting properties including fiber, vitamins, minerals, and thousands of powerful phytochemicals. In fact, the USDA states that the average adult needs between 3-5 cups of vegetables every day in order to prevent or manage chronic disease! This recommendation includes a variety and combination of both “starchy” and “non-starchy” vegetables in order to meet ALL of your nutrient needs.

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Building A Better Salad

I recently heard someone say that a salad is only as good as its ingredients. When a patient tells me that they have salad for lunch or dinner,  I usually ask them what’s in it, and I often suspect that they may get bored from just salads. Salads, when you keep them interesting, can be a quick, versatile and enjoyable solution to hunger.  They can be an appetizer,  a side, or the main meal, depending on what you add to it and the serving size.

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Build a Better Smoothie

We are often told that we need to plan and prep more meals that contain an abundant amount of vegetables and other foods that have a high nutritional value. But let’s face it, if you have had a long week and are always exhausted after work, it is hard to stay motivated to cook and eat healthy meals. If only there was something that is both quick and fun to make, but also very healthy… Oh but wait, yes there is!

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Healthy Stovetop Popcorn

When it comes to thinking about healthy snacks, popcorn might not be the first thing to come to your mind. We typically associate popcorn with the butter-soaked, heavy movie snacks. Don’t be fooled: it’s the butter that brings that bucket to more than a thousand calories. However, when you make it at home, popcorn might just be the healthiest snack you could have. Read on to learn how to make popcorn at home, and add your own twist to a favorite movie night snack!

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Spiced Popcorn

What’s better than putting on a good movie to finish off the night?  A movie and some guilt-free popcorn! This is an easy recipe to make your own popcorn at home, and we’ve even added some spice suggestions here to add a zing to spice it up! This is a tasty and guilt-free version to avoid the sodium and fat content usually found in microwave popcorn. 

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Prebiotics: Nourishing the Friendly Bacteria in Your Gut

From managing your weight to lowering your blood sugars and boosting your spirits, having a healthy digestive tract has been shown to help our general well-being in a myriad of ways. Have you ever wondered why some people are much more gassy than others? Do you sometimes have puzzling stomach pains or changes to bowel movements that come and go? Here we review some healthy food groups you can mix into your routine here to help you keep your gut balanced.

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