5 Rules to Follow for Healthier Eating in the New Year

Source: healthmatters.nyp.org Portion the perfect plate Each meal should consist of 45 percent fiber-rich carbohydrates, 30 percent healthy fats, and 25 percent lean proteins, such as white-meat chicken or turkey, fish, tuna, tofu, beans, or egg whites, Rosenstock says. Eat before hunger strikes A good way to make sure you don’t end up reaching for chips or a chocolate bar when you need a snack … Continue reading 5 Rules to Follow for Healthier Eating in the New Year

What Are Beets Good For?

Source: Food and Wine Some people may call Beets a Superfood. Beets are high in fiber. Fiber can help you control blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy weight, lower cholesterol and stay regular.  So how can you use beets in your meal? Here is a list of ways you can eat Beets. Crushed. For beets that are crispy on the outside and super tender within, … Continue reading What Are Beets Good For?

Drink: Peppermint Tea

Courtesy of FeastandFarm.com Peppermint tea is a popular herbal tea that is naturally calorie- and caffeine-free. Some research has suggested that the oils in peppermint may have a number of other health benefits, such as fresher breath, better digestion, and reduced pain from headaches. Peppermint tea also has antibacterial properties. Boil 2 cups of water. Add 15 to 20 fresh mint leaves. I like to … Continue reading Drink: Peppermint Tea

Authentically East Food Tour: Are You Ready?

Rose Smith (Coach Smith) birthed the idea of the Authentically East Austin Food Tour as a result of the work and legacy left behind by so many business owners and community advocates of these historic neighborhoods.  Her father-in-law (Charles Smith Sr. – Founder of Blackland Neighborhood Association) was determined to fight the University of Texas’ attempts to buy land in the Blackland neighborhood.  And, as … Continue reading Authentically East Food Tour: Are You Ready?

Giving Back at the Central Texas Food Bank

Last week I had the opportunity give back to my community by volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank. The new facility is nice and it houses a kitchen as well. I didn’t know what to expect being it was my first time there. The staff was prepared and had a workflow that got us assigned quickly, with a quick training presentation, we were off … Continue reading Giving Back at the Central Texas Food Bank