Category Archives: nutrition

Food for 5 Days: Sesame Noodles with Veggies

In an earlier post people seemed to love the idea of making oatmeal for the week, but I didn’t spend much time detailing that I do the same thing for my lunches: Sunday night while the oatmeal boils away I … Continue reading

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Health Tip Tuesday: Organic doesn’t mean “eat all you want”

If you eat organic food, chances are you a think of yourself as a little wiser and healthier than all of those less choosy eaters out there. But, if you aren’t careful, you may soon find yourself heavier, too. That’s … Continue reading

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Oatmeal for the Week (aka, my obsessive food making)

I am a creature of habit. I’m a planner. I crave routine. I don’t always like this about myself, but I’ve accepted it. This is why a couple of years ago I realized that I would be much happier if … Continue reading

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Health Tip Tuesday: Fight Fat with Blueberries

Last night I read some news which caused me to change my morning routine: I topped my standard yogurt/granola/banana combo with blueberries. Not necessarily ground-breaking stuff, but the reason behind this blueberry addition is actually pretty neat: Researchers at Texas … Continue reading

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A Beet Grows in Brooklyn

I never thought of myself as having a green thumb, but a few summers ago I realized that the handful of plants I’d inherited over the years were thriving. Just like that, I came to think of myself as a … Continue reading

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Health Tip Tuesday: Maple Syrup is a Superfood

I recently made myself French toast for breakfast. It was amazing–I used a bread with fennel and golden raisins and pretty much doused it in pure maple syrup. At the time, I felt guilty about pouring on so much syrup, … Continue reading

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Crisper Cleanup: Making peace (and juice) with old produce

I can’t be the only one who does this: I pick up something in the produce section of the grocery store vowing to eat it in the next day or two. Seven days later, it’s buried deep in the crisper. … Continue reading

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Home Remedies for Colds

I’m at home sick today, which is not how I’d prefer to spend my Saturday, but between all of my recent travel, regularly riding the subways, and work stress, it was bound to happen! This morning it occured to me … Continue reading

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Healthy Taco Salad, Served in the Perfect Salad Tote

I recently saw a study about people’s misconceptions about exercise: While most people may not look forward to exercising, when finished they don’t think the workout was nearly as unpleasant as they’d imagined. In fact, they may actually have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Granola Better than Mark Bittman’s

This past weekend I was at home with my parents when my dad started on one of his—and my—favorite activities: making granola. When I say we both love this, I mean him making granola—in the Cassity household, there’s usually only … Continue reading

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