healthy eating for healthy aging

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Cool off with tzatziki

Cool off with tzatziki

So many recipes and foods are just better in hot weather. Ice cream of course. Lemonade. Fresh seasonal tomatoes, melon, peaches, corn, and … tzatziki. Tzatziki is not a seasonal fruit. It’s a delightful mixture of cucumbers, yogurt, garlic and mint. On my recent trip 

How much meat in a plant-based diet?

How much meat in a plant-based diet?

Tonight I’m having grilled pork chops. Because my diet is sometimes vegetarian. Actually it’s most-of-the-time vegetarian; sometimes I eat meat. I got to thinking about my frequency of meat eating and decided it might be 2-4 meals per week, usually at the evening meal. Contrary 

In the land of the Mediterranean Diet

In the land of the Mediterranean Diet

Mmmm. A plate of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and goat cheese, drizzled with olive oil and herbs, with olives on the side. To me, that’s the quintessential Mediterranean meal. Simple, loaded with vegetables, unprocessed and delicious. You can make that sort of meal anywhere, but somehow 

Hummus Salad

Hummus Salad

Protein intake might be the first thing on a person’s mind when switching to a mostly meatless diet. It’s a valid concern, particularly for older people. I’m a big advocate of real food, so I love to talk about plant foods that boost protein intake. 

7 Almonds a Day

7 Almonds a Day

True story: a friend told me that her doctor advised her to eat “seven almonds a day”. Why? No explanation given. I’m not sure what the specific benefit would be, but nothing wrong with eating seven almonds, which is about 1/3 ounce. Seven almonds provides: 

Recipes should be easy

Recipes should be easy

If you want to discourage people from trying to do something new, make it look expensive complicated fussy When it comes to food and recipes, let me add: no guarantee of success might not even taste that great Exhibit A: the plant-centered (sometimes vegetarian) diet