A Fresh Start to the New Year

Start off 2016 feeling healthy, strong, happy, and inspired! The Boston Public Market is an all local, indoor, year-round market featuring 38 local farmers, fishermen, and food purveyors. Click here to learn more about these entrepreneurs and the local produce, meat, fish, bread, specialty foods (and more!) that they offer.

Over the next few weeks we’ll share a weekly newsletter guide (and post it here on our blog!) to living a healthy lifestyle with the help of Boston Public Market vendors, staff, and the KITCHEN, programmed by The Trustees. Enjoy recipes, tips, promotions, and a look at what’s coming up at the Market. Sign up for our newsletter on our homepage. Cheers to 2016!


Build good habits in 2016 through small changes. 
You have 365 days of living, eating, and making healthy decisions ahead of you! Practicing small healthy changes over a year can produce long-lasting change. Start with something small and impactful – like breakfast!
Create healthy breakfast habits by choosing whole grains and including protein in your meal to keep you satisfied and energized. Need to break out of your usual breakfast routine?  Try these tasty and unique options:

  • Savory steel cut oats topped with cheese, salsa and a poached egg

  • Baked sweet potato topped with almond butter and maple syrup

  • Scrambled eggs and sautéed veggies on a bed of arugula

  • Smoothies or breakfast bowls packed with produce, seeds, and nuts. Drinking your produce is an easy way to get 5 servings a day without losing dietary fiber. Add nut butter or yogurt for added protein (find it at Mother Juice!)

  • Milk or Sidehill Farm Yogurt are great sources of protein. Try jersey-cow milk, with a higher fat and protein content, due to grass-fed cows, which creates more vitamins, cancer fighters, and omega-3 acids (find it at Appleton Farms!)

  • Whole grain toast topped with mashed, roasted garlic and delicata squash and sprinkled with sea salt

  • Ricotta cheese with warm honey and granola (find it at Wolf Meadow Farm!)

  • Baked apple and maple yogurt

  • Half a bagel smeared with bluefish pâté (find it at Boston Smoked Fish Co.!)


New Produce Highlight: Have you tried a Newtown Pippin apple? This heirloom variety, found at many of our produce vendors, is grown in New England and is excellent for cooking and eating, with a crisp, tart flavor. One medium apple counts as one serving of fruit.Try adding a poached or baked Newtown Pippin to whole grain toast from Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery and drizzle with wildflower honey from Boston Honey Company for a delicious, healthy, portable breakfast!


  • Recent research shows that chocolate milk after a tough workout rehydrates the body and rebuilds muscles. Check out Crescent Ridge’s promotion throughout January on fresh, glass-bottled chocolate milk.

  • Adding more salads to your meals? Corner Stalk Farm now ships to the greater Boston area! Grab an Appreciation Card: make 10 purchases at the Market and receive a free medium mix of lettuce.

Recipes: Red’s Best offers delicious lean proteins that are low in sodium, contain heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are a good source of vitamins. Try Honey Glazed Hake with Winter Greens or Pan Seared Cod with Brussels Sprouts. Find these recipe cards at their stall all month.


We are pleased to introduce fitness instructor Emily McLaughlin who offers an “Om, Nom” yoga and food series in the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. Emily is also a health blogger at StayHappy, StayHealthy and contributes to Boston magazine. Here are her tips to “Reset and Refresh” in 2016:

1. Update your planner. Nothing says ‘fresh start’ like a brand new calendar. Each Sunday night, schedule upcoming meetings, meals, workouts and coffee dates.

2. Give your pantry a clean sweep. Are there snack foods and guilty pleasures in your pantry you could do away with? Send non-perishables to the food bank or give perishables to friends and family. Re-stock your pantry with healthy foods like chia seeds, shelf-stable nut milks, almonds, dried fruit and more.

3. Stretch every day. Many of us sit or stand all day for work, straining the back, or we’re glued to our phones, building extra stress in the neck. Take time every day to stretch your spine and neck. You can even do stretches seated at your desk!


For an inexpensive, healthy, protein boost to any meal, there’s no easier way than topping a dish with a delicious, fresh egg. One large egg has over 6 grams of protein, vitamin B2, B6, B12, vitamin D, essential minerals, and only 70 calories. Find farm fresh eggs at Harlow’s Vermont Farmstand, Siena Farms, Silverbrook Farm, Chestnut Farms, Lilac Hedge Farm, and Stillman Quality Meats.

Break out of the scrambled eggs and toast routine and add some versatility to your meals! Put an egg on:

  • Burgers

  • Sandwiches

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Quinoa salad

  • Breakfast pizza

  • Veggie and potato hash

  • Lentils

  • Salad greens

  • Brown rice bowls

  • Ramen noodle soup

  • Veggie chili