Last week we gave you ten back-to-school snack ideas to serve your hungry kids when they get home from school. This week, we are helping you pack a healthy and filling school lunch with ten recipe ideas. School lunches typically are boring, mundane and not as nutritious as they can be. However, you ... More >>
How many times have you heard about the keys to weight loss, or have been given a list of foods you should avoid because they cause you to gain weight? Probably a lot, right? Well, I'm sorry but here is another method for losing weight and getting rid of your addiction to sugar. Beating Sugar Addict ... More >>
Swimsuit season is here and most of us are probably not quite ready to set foot on the beach or go poolside. Along with working out in the gym to burn some calories and get your body in shape for the summer, you'll need to alter your diet to get your body where it needs to be. Here are ten tips to ... More >>
"Being lazy" and "eating healthy" do not exactly go together like peanut butter and jelly. So imagine my excitement when I saw Burger King advertising both a turkey and a veggie burger. Huzzah! I can exert zero effort and enjoy healthy-ish fast food? Sounds too good to be true!* I'm not one of thos ... More >>
Let's face it -- kids are not consuming enough milk today. Most children would rather drink sugary juice or a soda rather than a glass of milk. The reason for these choices can be attributed to the fact that kids like foods with lots of sugar -- one ingredient that plain milk does not have. Unfort ... More >>
With people so worried about skin cancer that they're looking for triple-digit SPFs, it takes guts to claim that spending time in a tanning bed is healthy. Orange-y, unnaturally colored guts. But Houston Darque Tans have apparently continued to say their beds increase Vitamin D in their GTL custome ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday is most definitely a day of indulgence. Beer, wings, nachos, sliders -- it's all so good, but so, soooo bad. Normally. Have no fear -- with just a few simple tweaks, you can still enjoy these game day favorites, and with only a fraction of the guilt. Check out our secrets to makin ... More >>
Whenever someone says they are on a diet, look for them to eat more salads. With the base of every salad being a leafy green, it's understandable why dieters migrate to the salad bar or choose a salad on a menu when dining out. But dieters, be warned -- the salad bar is not your diet's best friend. ... More >>
We love Friday-night pizza or lazy-Sunday Thai delivery as much as the next guys -- but we can't say the same for our waistlines. Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves. By remaking your favorite take-out foods at home, you can get all the pleasure...with none of the guilt. All it takes is a f ... More >>
Since I've made a New Year's resolution -- along with half of America, as with every year -- to eat healthier, I've been investigating fast food salads every now and then as a quick lunch option. I'm not one of those for whom eating salads is a penalty, however: I love a good salad, the crunch of go ... More >>
On the front page of yesterday's New York Times was the headline: Energy Drinks Promise Edge, But Experts Say Proof Is Scant. And not that people feeding their babies Mountain Dew out of a bottle nor concocting go-go juice for their kids, Honey Boo Boo-style, will notice or care what the New York T ... More >>
So you've made it through the piles of stuffing and gravy at Thanksgiving, the heaping plates of fried latkes and donuts at Hanukkah, and the 18 trays of Christmas cookies your aunt made. Now, you have to fit into that now super-tight fitting outfit on New Year's Eve. Shit. Well, dont worry -- we'r ... More >>
Houston's top 10 vegan restaurants.
Last Christmas, my mom purchased the Eat Smart Nutrition Pro Scale for me to use while I cook. I have type 1 diabetes and need to know how many carbohydrates and grams of fiber are in each item of food I eat. So, when I'm cooking, especially with foods that don't have a nutrition label on the back o ... More >>
It has long been common knowledge that a diet of healthy fats and lots of complex carbs, fiber and protein is sensible, but more recent nutritional findings have pointed specifically to the Mediterranean diet's advantages in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A Mediterranean diet consists of fish a ... More >>
When it comes to breakfast, everyone always has a preference, especially when it comes to deciding between pancakes and French toast. I am definitely on team pancakes. Sorry, French toast, but pancakes have stolen my heart. The light and fluffy cakes have endless possibilities that French toast ca ... More >>
Summertime means swimsuits, which means many of us are realizing it is now time to dust off that gym membership and get ready to show a little more of ourselves than we usually do. Granted, in Houston, this season lasts about six months. But if anything, that is merely impetus to get into better s ... More >>
Sabali Mpozi is one of Houston's growing number of vegan gatekeepers. She makes it easy for anyone to adopt a plant-based diet with her series of basic, advanced and master vegan cooking classes and demonstrations. As the chef scooped avocados, chopped carrots and sautéed them in sunflower oil a ... More >>
In honor of February, American Heart Month, The American Heart Society is promoting a Go Red for Women campaign. With heart disease being the number one killer of women, AHS is spreading the truth and myths about the disease and tips for prevention. Since eating well is a huge part prevention, we at ... More >>
My birthday is coming up, and after the shit ton of holiday sweets I devoured last month, I'm trying to watch what I eat. But that doesn't mean I can't have my (birthday) cake and eat it too. In fact, my inner fat kid will probably try to shank me if I don't have at least a bit. So I've put together ... More >>
By now you have either disregarded your New Year's resolutions with a long list of very convincing reasons (I actually enjoy being unemployed) or you haven't even started them yet. If cutting back on the excess was on your list of things to do in 2012, it's certainly not too late to start. When we s ... More >>
Happy New Year, everybody! You know that that means; it's now time to join the gym, vow to stay true to your healthy resolutions, and give up by the time Cupid comes bearing promises of love and boxes full of chocolate-covered everything. You'll start with one or two strawberries, naturally; it's no ... More >>
A food truck in the Third Ward serves vegan fare that's never bland or boring.
Vegan chef and book author Christy Morgan has been taking her food philosophy all over the U.S. "I want people to know that food is very powerful," Morgan said. "That cooking healthy is easy and doable." This past Friday the chef stopped in Houston to give a cooking demonstration, tasting a ... More >>
It's definitely too early to start putting up Christmas decorations, but it's not too early to start stocking up on presents for the holidays. And although this may just be me, a signed book is always a fantastic gift to open up on Christmas Day or after singing Ma'oz Tzur or however your fam ... More >>
I am an unrepentant lover and devoted consumer of animal products. This is not to say I haven't often wondered what it might be like to live like The Other Half (well, more like .2 percent), those disciplined folks who strive to follow a vegan lifestyle for ethical, political, and/or medical reasons ... More >>
Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In return, w ... More >>
Earlier this week, we featured some stunning vegan donuts from local vegan and gluten-free baker Jodycakes. Even in a carnivorous city like Houston, eating vegan can be done -- and done surprisingly well. Jodycakes isn't the only vegan baker in town; Sinfull Bakery's vegan cookies and other sweet t ... More >>
For the past two weeks, in an attempt to experiment with new ingredients and foods, I've been eating vegan when I haven't been working. Admittedly, I "work" -- that is, eat -- for about half of my meals. But the other half have been [almost] entirely vegan. And it's been a fulfilling challenge. As ... More >>
Christina UticoneBurger King breakfast buffet for $4.21.As I was pulling into Burger King on Kirby I noticed the McDonald's across the street. My husband had requested a McMuffin, but since I was in a hurry and already approaching the BK drive-through, I decided to stick with BK. When I pla ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderHappy and Mike Tsai helm Pepper Tree.Like so many delicious Texas institutions, Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine is tucked in a cozy little strip mall. But inside, it's a zenned out vegan refuge. We caught up with Happy Tsai, the owner of Pepper Tree, over a glass of de-chl ... More >>
Kristen MajewskiWhen I was still working in an office, every day I was faced with the same annoying choice: either get in a good workout or cook a good, homemade meal. No matter how hard I tried to cram everything into those few precious hours after work, I could never balance the two so I co ... More >>
Food critic Jeffrey Steingarten proposed that the world could be divided into two types of people: those who can enjoyably live on bread alone, and those who need all the other food groups for gastronomic pleasure. I am of the former group, but with one condition: The bread must have butter. ... More >>
Pat Greer and her assistant Ray in the kitchen.Yesterday we chatted with the lively raw vegan chef Patricia Greer. Today we discuss some of the items she makes - some even carnivores will enjoy. EOW: Here in Houston, you definitely have a niche market, which might be more difficult than oth ... More >>
Forever on the lookout for new diet or light beverages, I picked up a two-liter Diet Cherry 7UP Antioxidant. I usually snub Diet 7UP, as Sprite Zero or Diet Sierra Mist are my no-calorie "lemon-lime" mass-market beverages of choice, but this flavor attracted my attention primarily because of ... More >>
LauraFries.comPutting these on a salad wouldn't make them any healthier...Clever marketing from your local eateries can fool you into thinking your not-so-healthy choice is healthy. Here are a few simple tricks that will help you shave off some major calories.
Cramming for finals and 24-Hour diners go together like butter and salt. Diners and eating healthy, not so much. So when we decided to step up the difficulty level and make this week's healthy-alternative meal center on late-night breakfast, we enlisted a little help via the Internet. Living ... More >>
It's New Year's resolution season. We've started small: drinking more green tea, taking the dog for an extra walk, and switching to more fiber-rich foods. The gym will come next week, we swear. Keeping with the small changes theme, we decided to try something we swore would never land on our ... More >>
Photo by thehoneybunnyFusion "Fusion" food came into vogue decades ago and has informed the food we eat in ways we don't even realize. We have delicious things like banh mi and peach salsa thanks to fusion, but also borderline insulting innovations such as taco pizza. At what point do things ... More >>
An SMU biologist searches to unlock the secrets to the fountain of youth
Times like these call for food superheroes: foods that are tasty, healthy, easy to fix and -- most of all -- cheap. And, if it's your thing, easy to grow, too. And that's where kale comes in. Kale is one of the more unappreciated leafy greens, playing second fiddle to its more well-known cousin ... More >>
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