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Eat Your Way Healthy

For the folks at the Pritikin Longevity Center, it all comes down to a simple truth: Eat right, live longer.

Try a winter community-supported agriculture program

Most Community-Supported Agriculture programs take a break during winter, but a few keep going, offering greens and root vegetables such as kale, spinach, carrots, and sweet potatoes.

This month’s farmers market find: beets

Have you hated beets since you were a kid? Blame your parents for making you eat the mushy canned ones. But those of us who love this root vegetable know that fresh beets are sweet and nutty, firm in texture, and beautiful—emerging from the ground in shades of white, gold, magenta, candy-striped, and dark maroon.

Why you should be eating beets

This taproot’s popularity peaked around 1982—about the time Wolfgang Puck first paired it with goat cheese. That puts beets somewhere between avocados and sun-dried tomatoes on Bon Appetit’s list of the trendiest vegetables of the last fifty years.

But it looks like a carrot!

It's obviously not healthy to wait until you're an adult, with mature taste buds, to start eating vegetables. So how do we coax children to eat carrots, broccoli, lettuce and the like?

You know it’s true: It’s all about the veggies

There is one day a year when no one can deny the importance of my favorite food group. That’s right, I’m talking about vegetables. On Thanksgiving.

Garden Notebook: Veggie Tales

If the Michelle Obama episode of Iron Chef has you inspired to grow your first veggies, Atlanta’s “Farmer D” warns that you must start with the dirt.

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