An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

An End to Fat-Phobia in America?

Every 5 years, the USDA publishes its Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The famous food pyramid, now turned into MyPlate, are some of the iconic symbols of these guidelines.  The dietary guidelines are the oracle for health professionals, the food industry, … Continue reading

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How Can We Count Calories if Calories Are All Wrong?

How Can We Count Calories if Calories Are All Wrong?

The one number dieters are most fixated on when looking at a nutrition label is the calorie count. This makes sense, as we have been taught that weight loss is all about burning more calories than we consume. What if … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Pumpkin Flavors Everywhere, Especially Snacks

Each year it seems the holiday season starts a bit earlier. You can tell the holidays are on the horizon when every other item on the supermarket shelf is a pumpkin flavored version of its original self. What exactly goes … Continue reading

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22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

22 Healthier Store-Bought Snacks

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. One of the most hopeful signs that perhaps change is underway in our snack food nation was the bin of fresh apples, oranges, and … Continue reading

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Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

Why Does the Quaker Oats Company Hide Ingredient Information from Dietitians?

As part of our spring cleaning, we’ve been going over brochures from professional trade shows we’ve attended in the past year. One of them is a little booklet that was handed to dietitians by the Quaker Oats Company at the … Continue reading

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Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

For the last 5 years my daily breakfast is 3 scoops of homemade granola, topped with plain yogurt and fresh diced fruit. I usually make a batch on a weekend, and it lasts for a week or so, serving my … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Recipe – Dad’s Raw Energy Balls

Father’s Day Recipe – Dad’s Raw Energy Balls

Happy Father’s Day! Here’s a recipe for a snack that dads moms AND kids love. It has only 7 ingredients. The nutty crunch is balanced by the chewy dates and raisins – true flavor explosion in your mouth. These energy … Continue reading

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Cooking Mediterranean: Orange Fennel Salad Recipe

Cooking Mediterranean: Orange Fennel Salad Recipe

This is a guest post from Meri Raffetto, RD. It’s interesting seeing the reaction of people after all the recent buzz about the Mediterranean Diet. I’ve read posts where people think this means it’s time to pile on the pasta again and load … Continue reading

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Please Celebrate! Today Is National Almond Day

Please Celebrate! Today Is National Almond Day

Today, February 16th, is national almond day, and a good reason to remind ourselves how much we love almonds. A native of the Mediterranean, the almond tree has successfully acclimated to California, where most of America’s almonds are sourced. The … Continue reading

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Planters NUT-rition and its Vitamin C Mystery [Nutrition Label Screwups]

Planters NUT-rition and its Vitamin C Mystery [Nutrition Label Screwups]

Nuts and fruit are quite a good snack combination. They provide a good mix of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals with a relatively low sugar content. That’s why we like the Planters line of NUT-rition products. One … Continue reading

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