Farro It’s no wonder the low-carb diet craze is so passé. Whole grains are healthy starches, packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Refined grains, like white flour, white rice, and even most “Multigrain” snacks are stripped of these nutrients during processing. This is why we always encourage buying “100%...Read More: 4 “New” Ancient Whole Grains
We’ve all been there: our best intentions to consume a snack-sized portion of nuts/cereal/fro-yo result in a depleted container and too many extra calories not to mention the guilt. Or have you found yourself using tons of disposable zip-locks for on-the-go snacks? Enter the latest solution: PortionWare. This product...Read More: Colorful Portion Control
Many of us assume that what we use to dress, dip, and dunk our foods into doesn’t affect our nutrition. Not true! In fact what you’re pouring on could wreak havoc on your daily diet. Check out the nutrition facts below on some of the worst condiment culprits, and...Read More: What your condiments may be hiding
Breakfast is my hands-down favorite meal of the day for a few reasons: I usually wake up hungry or return from my early morning workouts with quite an appetite and I love fueling my body with healthy food and starting my day off on the right foot (Note: Eating...Read More: Oatmeal, Oatmeal everywhere…
National Nutrition Month may have just ended, but keep up the colorful fruit and veggie intake. What’s in season now will give you tons of flavor, not to mention the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and low-cal serving options. While we often think of the summer months as peak fruit/vegetable season...Read More: Don’t get caught being “so last season…”
The USDA and US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently published the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This 95-page document was created in response to the fact that more than 1/3 of children and 2/3 of adults in the US are overweight or obese (yes you read...Read More: Your guide to the New Dietary Guidelines
I used to cook with olive oil or canola oil, both heart healthy fats that may help protect us from heart disease (canola oil even has omega-3s, an added benefit). However, there has been an on going controversy about heating oils and that they may actually become carcinogenic (cancer...Read More: Low calorie veggie sauté tip!