Food & Drink

6 tips for eating more mindfully

Instead of shoveling food into your mouth at your desk, mindful eating challenges you to slow down, take a break, and focus on the food in front of you.

Environmental Nutrition: Foods to fight constipation

If you’ve been feeling a little backed up, you’re not alone. Constipation is one of the leading gastrointestinal complaints in America — about 63 million people in the United States experience the condition, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Chances are most of us have experienced constipation, a condition that becomes more prevalent with advancing age.

Seriously Simple: Zucchini two ways

Zucchini, yellow or green, are one of late summer’ s gifts to us. There is always plenty available, and it can be used in myriad ways. These softer squashes can be sauteed and added to pastas, rice and egg dishes.

EatingWell: Looking for a low-calorie snack? Make these banana bites

These bite-size frosty morsels of frozen banana, peanut butter and vegan chocolate make a perfect low-calorie snack or easy dessert. These banana bites store well in the freezer, so make some ahead and keep them on hand for those moments when you crave something sweet. Vegan Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites.

The Kitchn: Pumpkin pancakes, the cozy weather breakfast of our dreams

Adding pumpkin purée is one of the easiest ways to take classic pancakes up a notch. It adds a lovely, autumnal orange hue and keeps the pancakes very moist. And complementing its flavor with brown sugar and warm spices makes these tall, fluffy buttermilk pancakes a breakfast worth waking up for.