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Meatless Monday

Today we continue the “Easy ways to eat more veggies (and fruits)” series. So for the next few Meatless Monday’s we’ll give you tips on how to get move veggies into your busy lifestyle.

Today’s Tip:

Serve main dish salads. No explanation needed. But as a side note if you have kids consider having a salad bar at home and allow them to add their own ingredients or eat them as piles of separate foods.

 Source: Tammy’s Recipes

Photo: Martha Stewart

Friday Feature

As part of the Life University’s ongoing commitment to create a sustainable village community, and in conjunction with the University’s recycling initiatives, the IT department is participating in the Apple Recycling Program for Education. The program, sponsored by Apple,will recycle outdated and unwanted Macs, PCs and peripherals from any manufacturer at no charge. To ensure the safety of secured data, all recycled hard drives will be ground into confetti-sized pieces. Upon completion of this process, LIFE will receive a certificate of destruction for the equipment, will certify that all identifying information is destroyed, and that all electronic waste is safely processed in the United States. Because electronic waste (also known as “e-waste”) can contain hazardous materials, it is imperative that it is disposed of properly.

As a pilot program, LIFE’s IT department will recycle more than 55 pieces of equipment and will prevent numerous toxins from reaching the landfill in keeping with its environmental wellness initiative. For more information on this program or sustainability at LIFE please contact Shannan.George@LIFE.edu.

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Meatless Monday

Today continues the  “Easy ways to eat more veggies (and fruits)” series. So for the next few Meatless Monday’s we’ll give you tips on how to get move veggies into your busy lifestyle.

 Today’s Tip:

 

Give fewer options at meal times or snack times, and include veggies. If you serve a dinner of three different foods,  you’ll end up eating more of each item than if you serve five foods. Unless you’re serving several vegetable dishes, limit the choices for everyday dinners and snacks and your children will surprise you by eating more — because they’re still hungry. Only buy/offer healthy snacks and if they’re hungry, that’s what they’ll eat. (I have definitely found this to be true.)

Source: Tammy’s Recipes

Photo: Full Plate Cooking Lessons

Wordless Wednesday

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Meatless Monday’s

Today starts a new series on “Easy ways to eat more veggies (and fruits)”. So for the next few Meatless Monday’s we’ll give you tips on how to get move veggies into your busy lifestyle.

 Today’s Tip:

 

Prep ahead. This one is key: Make sure your fridge is stocked with ready-to-eat veggies. Whether this means cutting carrot sticks by the bag-full or buying baby carrots, do what it takes. Celery, carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, and sugar snap peas are some of our favorite fresh vegetables. Another tip is to put the veggies out so you can see them, use clear containers in the fridge or place them on the counter so they’re in eye-sight. Have your favorites ready so when you’re hungry, you grab them. I also find its easier if I wash grapes and cut melons so that I have a healthy snack when I’m on the go or waiting for dinner.

 

Source: Tammy’s Recipes

Photo: Health.com