Chickpea flatbread is a popular street food in southern France, where it goes by the name socca. It's packed full of protein thanks to the chickpea flour, and you can create unique versions with herbs and seasonings. You can eat it alone, use it as a wrap, top it with your favorite spread, or use it as the base for a healthy pizza.
Research supports that a plant-based diet is beneficial to health, but cutting out animal products won’t suddenly make a poor diet nutritious. Whether you are interested in becoming a healthy vegetarian or simply want to improve your eating habits, follow these nutrition tips.
Suggested fluid intake is often used interchangeably with suggested water intake, but fluid requirements are met through both foods and drinks. In fact, food typically provides roughly 20% of your fluid needs.
Many exercisers flock to running for the cardiovascular benefit and high calorie burn. Running fans also love it for stress reduction and mental well-being. The downside is that running can be especially challenging if you are overweight. Don’t be discouraged. If you want to run, there are safe and effective ways to incorporate it into your exercise routine.
Gluten is a protein naturally found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten provides elasticity to dough, helping baked goods rise and hold shape while giving them a chewy texture. Gluten is also used to make vegetarian meat substitutes, such as seitan.
The sweet, salty, and spicy flavors of fresh fruit salsa make it the perfect healthy topping for tacos. It also serves as a low-calorie dip for a serving of tortilla chips, and a pretty garnish for grilled fish. Stone fruits like the cherries, nectarines, and plums used in this recipe are ideal for seasonal fruit salsas. Keep in mind that the fruits tend to break down quickly, so make this salsa only an hour or two before you plan to serve it.
Is it habit or hunger? Before you grab a snack, stop and assess how you feel. If your stomach is grumbling or you can’t focus, you likely need to eat. If you feel anxious, stressed, or bored, you may be eating out of habit. Find an activity to distract you such as making a phone call or taking a short walk.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, 1 to 2 rest days per week is a critical part of a good workout routine. If you haven’t taken a day off recently, here are a few signs that you need to give yourself permission to rest.
Sandwich wraps are a great option when you need a quick lunch. Unfortunately, with extra-large tortillas and heavy sauces, the wraps you pick up at fast-food restaurants and delis are loaded with calories, fat, and sodium. When you have leftover chicken on hand, this healthier version takes only 15 minutes to prepare. You can use your favorite variety of wrap, and the chicken can easily be swapped with cooked chickpeas for a vegetarian version.