Happy Halloween! In my opinion, fall is the absolute best time of year. I love seeing all the creative Halloween costumes out there, and I also love wearing cozy sweaters and snug boots. And we can't forget those comfort foods and spiced treats. Guess what? Comfort doesn't have to mean unhealthy. In fact, some of the best-for-you fall foods are a comfort to eat! Ready to learn which foods will help you have a healthy holiday season?
You know those nights when you're trying to fight the rumbling in your tummy right before bedtime? I've been known to stay up late for a deadline and wander my way into the kitchen in search of a quick and healthy snack. When it comes to nighttime snacks, it's best to reach for something on the small side that also has staying power. The right nighttime snack (and possibly even a nightcap!) can significantly impact how you sleep and consequently how you feel the next morning.
Carbohydrates are often demonized, but your body actually needs them to thrive. So how can you eat carbs without giving yourself a sugar hangover? I look for high-fiber fruits and veggies (like pumpkin and apples, which are in-season and so delish this time of year) and protein-containing foods (like cottage cheese) to give my meals and snacks better balance. Looking for some new, low-sugar recipe ideas?
I'm always getting questions about what is OK (and what's not!) to eat at night. If your tummy is rumbling, is it all right to have a small snack? And what about the occasional nightcap? Guess what? There are a handful of superfoods out there that contain sleep-helping nutrients like melatonin and tryptophan. I talked with the New York Post to bring the short list of these foods to YOU!