Caitlin from Caitlin Cooks blog takes a break from the kitchen to try the convenience of fresh chef prepared meals. See her food diary at: Caitlin Cooks
Meatless Monday is a campaign, which encourages eliminating meat for a day in an effort to improve our health the health of our planet and also animal welfare. This term may not come as a surprise to you but in fact Meatless Mondays originally started during World War I as Meatless Tuesdays. It was then that Americans were asked to limit meat consumption to help feed starving troops overseas and citizens of allied countries. It is said that American households, restaurants and hotels that participated in this initiative saved between 90-100 tons of meat in just 1 week!
In an effort to continue the revival of Meatless Mondays its worthy to note that studies suggest by making healthy decisions at the start of every week we are more likely to make healthy decisions for the rest of the week. Even eliminating one day’s worth of meat consumption from our diets can help reduce our risk of a variety of health issues including cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by at least 15%!
As a lifelong vegetarian myself, I can say that about 90% of the time when people realize this, the first question I am asked is “What do you eat?!”
Well these tips can help even the most committed carnivores survive a Meatless Monday…
INCREASE YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Produce is full of fiber which is sure to keep you from going hungry.
SHOP IN SEASON
Summer is a great time to experiment with fruits and vegetables as most of them are at their peak in quality and flavor!
POWER OF PROTEIN
Meatless protein can be found in lentils, beans, tofu, whole grains, nutritional yeast, and dairy products.
Garlic, herbs, spices and even cooking method can all change how our foods taste. Try roasting or sautéing produce for a flavor punch.
Where there is a will there is a way!
Let me know how your Meatless Mondays…or Tuesdays go!
Lead Nutritionist – The Fresh Diet
Our company does not only care for your health and figure, but we’re also concerned with the health of our planet. The Fresh Diet is joining the green movement and implementing environmentally friendly waste disposal techniques in order to help decrease pollution and wasteland fill.
Our Illinois kitchen has kicked off this initiative, by implementing the following recycling efforts:
• Compacting and storing cardboard and aluminum on site.
• Hauling off other recycling materials to the local garbage company.
• Partnering with local farmers and food vendors to provide biodegradable material as either compost or food for animals.
The Fresh Diet is committed to becoming a more environmentally friendly brand, and we will continue to bring you delicious and fresh food, while helping our planet along the way.
This Catalonian influenced egg-based dish combines the region’s staple ingredients of smoked paprika, roasted red bell pepper and manchego cheese with smoked salmon to create a light, yet very flavorful meal.
This Spanish tortilla stays low in calories, while still satisfying the appetite and palate, making it the perfect summer breakfast.
– Chef Yos
My name is Trishna Joshi, welcome to Chew on This, your weekly source for everything regarding healthy eating and lifestyle. I am the nutrition expert and leading health authority for The Fresh Diet.
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition and completed a 9 month supervised practice with the Florida Department of Health. I have rotated with VA Hospital Miami, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami Metro Zoo, Florida Department of Health WIC Programs in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Program.
My passion is based on nutritional approaches to disease prevention, chronic illness management, health promotion, healthy eating, wellness and access to healthy foods. I hope to guide my community and communities all over the world to create a culture of good nutrition.
I share The Fresh Diets mission of health and happiness and am here to help you meet your nutritional goals.
If you have any dietary inquiries or are in need of assistance with maximizing your results I am available to counsel you via email at email@example.com.
Health starts with fresh, and fresh starts here!
This summer compliment your bikini body, with flawless skin without being exposed to dangerous chemicals.
To make your face glow and reduce acne outburst, the strawberry mask is the best. Because strawberries contain Salicylic Acid, helping remove dead skin cells.
2 tbsp. honey, juice from 1 lemon, ¼ cup yogurt and ¼ mashed strawberries:
1. Pour the lemon juice into the mashed strawberries
2. Mix the honey with the lemon and strawberries
3. Pour the yogurt and stir
4. When smooth, apply
Another mask that will help you improve the health of your skin is the honey facemask. Because of honey’s high content of vitamins, this mask will serve as a moisturizer, and will make your skin smooth, and glowing.
All you need is Honey!
1. Remove any makeup and pull your hair back
2. Smear the honey in your fingers
3. Apply evenly in your face
4. Leave from 10 min to 1 hour
5. Rinse off with warm water
Eat healthy, practice a good skin care regimen (don’t forget the sun block!) and have fun, now that’s a recipe for a great summer!
Through the ages humans have searched far and wide for ways to beat time and avoid aging, sometimes even falling into unhealthy traps and gimmicks that promise eternal youth.
But actually you need to look no further than your pantry to find the fountain of youth. Extensive research has found that many foods contain anti-aging qualities, and they will help you keep a fresh and healthy look if consumed on a regular basis.
Foods that contain high levels of Vitamins C, B and E as well as gelatin contain high levels of the protein collagen, which will aid skin elasticity, and help reduce wrinkles. And because your inside is just as important as your outside, if you want to keep good health to compliment how good you look, you should try eating nuts, walnuts and avocado more often.
Walnuts and nuts contain high levels of Omega-3, which lowers cholesterol and protects the skin from UV rays; while Avocado have been proven to aid brain health. For staying young and fresh, there’s no better way than to eat the right foods, and with The Fresh Diet’s dishes you will be able to do so.
As all of you must know by now, I am about 6 months into my healthy eating journey(diet/lifestyle change). Although I do have one plan that I perpetually follow, I love to try out other plans to see if I like them better, and more importantly, to review them for all of you.
Click Here to read more of Andreas World review of The Fresh Diet!