The Role of Carbohydrates in a Healthy Diet
Your body needs carbohydrates. They are broken down into glucose for use in your body’s cells, primarily as fuel. And this fuel is why marathon runners load up on carbohydrates before the big race.
Easter is entirely too much fun for kids or adults to miss out on (I mean come on, who doesn’t love a Reese’s egg?). Candy, coloring eggs, and plush bunnies aplenty, it’s a challenge for parents who want to spare their families the artificial colors and ingredients in those goodies, but don’t want them to miss out on the fun.
As it turns out, you don’t have to.
Migraine sufferers know the signs all too well — blurred vision, intense pain, and a miserable day or two of cowering from bright lights and noise.
Migraines are debilitating, and even prescription drugs — expensive though they can be — often have little to no effect. These mysterious ailments strike with little warning and can render victims completely incapable of something even as simple as seeing and speaking.
The waste problem is one that plagues our social media channels. Images of islands of trash, sea turtles with plastic straws stuck up their noses — it’s enough to make you want to bow your head in shame every time you take out a bag.
Reducing your waste footprint is not an easy task though, so don’t be so hard on yourself. Rather than looking at every hurdle your household faces, start with taking one step at a time. Here’s a quick list of easy things you can do this year to reduce your waste footprint.
‘Eat a healthy breakfast,’ they say. ‘It’ll set the pace for a healthy day of eating.’
Pft. Yea, okay, we’ll get right on that, between carpool lines, trying to master a matte lip, and getting the car defrosted in time to beat the morning traffic.
Eating a healthy breakfast is so much easier when it comes in a little package, but for those of us trying to eat cleaner and avoid processed and packaged foods, it’s overnight oats to the rescue.
You know what my not-so-favorite part of baking in the mountains is? Being an hour from a grocery store and halfway through a recipe before you realize you’re completely out of cream of tartar.
Half finished cookie dough, anyone?
Everyone has that person in their family who’s always showing everyone up at family gatherings with homemade green bean casserole, ornate cakes, and homemade breads that you just want to drown in butter and never share with another soul.
Make ‘em feel good this holiday season for sharing the fruits of their labor, with gifts to feed their need to feed! A great cook is someone worth keeping happy, and this list has it all, from kitchen staples to gadgets that make everything that much sweeter.
It’s the holidays, which means it’s officially time to bust out your apron and bake until you run out of clean dishes.
(But not really).
Pinterest is a veritable buffet of options when it comes to what you’re going to put on this year’s Thanksgiving menu, and I rounded up some of the most amazing recipes out there for this special feature. Loosen your pants, crack open a bottle of wine, and break out the stand mixer — it’s time to bake.
Montanans know better than anyone, the fewer trips you have to make to the grocery store, the happier everyone is. Buying in bulk saves money, trips to the store, and is great for being prepared for emergency scenarios like blizzards and hurricanes.
It also cuts down dramatically on the environmental footprint of our food purchasing habits, reducing travel and waste from packaging.
But how do you store food long term without it going bad?
Sourdough is more than just the stuff of cultured cafes and bakeries — it’s easier to digest, simple to make, and an ancient method of bread baking that requires no yeast!
Sourdough bread is amazing, but there is so much more you can make — cinnamon rolls, waffles, pancakes, you name it! With a little education, this is a science experiment you can start in your kitchen today.
Okay, let’s not pretend that Halloween is a sensible time to stick to strict dietary guidelines. Chocolate and sugar rushes are the spices of life this time of year, but for many, they don’t have a choice.
Some have dietary intolerances to things like dairy and gluten that make it downright dangerous for them to eat them, while others have allergies that can make Halloween incredibly challenging for parents.