Meatless Meals – What about beans?
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about meatless meals on our Facebook page. Choosing to go meatless for a meal or for an entire day is one way to save a little money on your grocery bill. This can be easy at breakfast and lunch, but tends to be a little more difficult at supper time. Even with a husband and a son who like to have meat with their meals, our family enjoys a meatless supper together once or twice each week.
The last couple of weeks I have been studying the Mediterranean diet in Crete. This diet, which is named for the traditional cooking style of countries bordering the Mediterranean sea, is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, and higher life expectancy. The locals brag that almost everyone in Crete has a relative that is over 100 years old (it seems like the older I get, the more important life expectancy is to me!).
Meal Planning for the Health of It
Last week Rachel shared five red flags to look out for when considering diet advice. In the blog, she mentioned learning new skills that can improve your health, like meal planning, instead of focusing solely on weight. Meal planning is a popular practice; especially at the beginning of the year when people are trying to eat better, save money and be more organized. It can help you check off all three! Today I’m going to share with you five tips for meal planning with health in mind.