Tender salad greens such as mesclun, frisee, arugula and watercress can be used in much more than traditional salads. Greens can be blended into smoothies, wilted slightly in a warm bean dish or topped with a fried egg for a nutritious and filling breakfast.
Banana-centric sweets are the latest throwback desserts making a comeback at American restaurants, showing up in classic banana cream pies and more inventive offerings such as a banana split with banana ice cream, a dark chocolate waffle cone, pineapple curd, strawberry rocks, and maraschino cherry sauce. Fuel Cafe in Denver takes the Banoffee pie to the next level with an animal cracker pretzel crust, dulce de leche and bruleed banana.
Pull-ups are finding popularity as people who do CrossFit and mixed-martial-arts workouts add body-weight exercises to their routines. Pull-ups can be difficult, however, and people often make being able to do them one of their fitness goals.
There are many myths and misunderstandings about the eating disorder bulimia -- including that it is always associated with vomiting or only occurs in women -- that need to be debunked to promote healing and recovery, certified addiction specialist Tennie McCarty writes. She writes that dieting does not cause bulimia, children do not simply grow out of it and the condition can be fatal.
Hospitals and nursing homes that are part of the Chesapeake Food Leadership Council in Maryland buy local produce and sustainable meats for patient meals to reduce waste and costs. FutureCare Cherrywood dietitians say that when the nursing home began using local produce, cooking from scratch and offering healthier foods, costs went down and residents' complaints disappeared.