Resolutions, Shmesolutions…just be smart

Year after year many of us make these crazy, unrealistic weight-centered resolutions for the New Year.  This year, our advice is short and sweet (but not too sweet)…Eat better. Move More. It’s that simple. Make smart choices when you can, and balance out what you eat with how much you move. Do what you can… Read More

Chicken, Broccoli and Ziti

Ingredients * 1 Tbsp olive oil * ¼ cup flour * 1 clove garlic, crushed * 1-2 cups frozen broccoli * 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts * ½ cup skim or 1% milk * ¼ chicken broth * Parmesan cheese * Salt and pepper, to taste * Whole wheat pasta Directions 1. Boil water in… Read More

Red Wine Beef Stew with Mushrooms

Red Wine Beef Stew with Mushrooms Serves 4; 1 cup stew and 1/2 cup brown rice per serving The rich, concentrated flavors of red wine, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar give this “soupy” stew an intense, slightly sweet taste. A perfect comfort dish! 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided use 12… Read More

“Complete Streets”…what exactly is it?

According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), a complete street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes –walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets improvements may be large scale such as corridor wide improvements or focused on the needs of a… Read More

Green Pizza

Why not use cooler-weather vegetables like broccoli and arugula as an unconventional pizza topping? The arugula adds a slightly bitter, peppery taste—for a milder flavor, use spinach instead. Serve with wedges of fresh tomato tossed with vinegar, olive oil, basil and freshly ground pepper. Ingredients * 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat * 2… Read More