For me, nothing feels more healthy this month than sitting on my back porch in the abundant sunshine while sipping a cup of organic Darjeeling tea. In fact, nurturing ourselves as we nurture those around us—be they children, spouse, parents, or dear friends—is a central theme in this month's Delicious Living.
You might want to start by tackling that perpetual family difficulty: what to have for dinner that’s nutritious and easy for busy schedules. In Meal Planning Made Easy, longtime Delicious Living senior food editor Elisa Bosley shares her secrets to consistently making healthy meals that everyone will love. “I’ve found that planning a weekly but flexible menu—creating a lineup for five weeknight dinners, with options for leftovers—is the number-one key to keeping my sanity as a working mother and home cook,” she says. Don’t hesitate to take a night off (after all, whole-grain pancakes and scrambled eggs really are a nutritious dinner). And if you need a super nutrient boost, try the 35-minutes-or-less recipes in Get More Greens.
May is also Celiac Awareness Month. This autoimmune condition causes a severe reaction to the protein gluten in some grains, and it affects, by one estimate, 1 in every 133 Americans … and that doesn’t count the thousands of others impacted by gluten intolerance. In The Everyday Gluten-Free Guide, registered dietitian and health writer Matthew Kadey provides step-by-step advice that will make life without gluten just a little less complicated.