Links We Love: The New “It” Food, the Most Underrated Part of Your Meal and More

From the new “it” food to one of the most underrated parts of your meal, this week’s links will help you eat healthier and oh-so-deliciously in restaurants and beyond. 

Healthy Food

What links did you find this week that wowed you? 

Why chewing is underrated
It may seem like a no-brainer, but chewing is not getting the love it deserves.  Ellie Krieger breaks down the importance of chewing, from adding enjoyment to your meal to getting the nutritional benefits you need for your healthy diet.

4 essential nutrients you’re probably not eating enough
Sure, it’s delicious food, but it’s also a must for getting all your essential nutrients.  This list breaks down some of the most common nutrient deficiencies you should be on the lookout for and foods to enjoy at home and when dining out at restaurants to combat those deficiencies. 

Cauliflower: The New Kale
The predictions have been pouring in, and cauliflower is listed as one of the top trends for 2015.  Read about the benefits of this mild and healthy veggie, and then head out to your favorite local restaurant to try a tasty cauliflower creation.

5 Tricks for a Healthier Winter Stew
Whether you’re considering which soup will make the best addition to your meal at a restaurant or building your own comforting soup at home, these tricks can help you make it healthier and more nutritious.  What healthy soup or stew will you enjoy today?

Banana Split Oatmeal
Oatmeal is usually an easy Healthy Dining pick at restaurants, but for those days when you’d rather dine in, this recipe from Fruits and Veggies—More Matters is a must try for flavor and satisfying fiber.  Warm up with a healthy breakfast today.

If your goal is to eat healthier, this app can help you do just that AND help others in the process.  Follow the “tweeks” big and small, and when you remove calories from your meal, those calories will be “given” to food banks to help provide meals for others.  Talk about a win-win!