Let’s Talk Trail Mix

Let’s Talk Trail Mix

A trail-mix can be the ultimate snack, with great taste and a good combination of all 3 macro-nutrients: protein, (healthy fats), and carbs. Unfortunately, in many store-bought versions, flavors skew too sweet and way too salty. Take for example this … Continue reading

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Recent data from market research firm NPD confirms what we all know – American kids are heavy snackers. Children aged 6 to 12 consume 4.1 snacks per day. Teens consume slightly less, just 3.8.  Younger children munch mostly on foods … Continue reading

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The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About the Mediterranean Diet

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About the Mediterranean Diet

This is a guest blog post by Elena Paravantes, RD which originally appeared in Olive Tomato.  The Mediterranean diet has become the “it” diet. While it has been gaining popularity since the 1990’s when the Mediterranean diet Pyramid was presented … Continue reading

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Two Snack Plates – Which Would You Choose?

Two Snack Plates – Which Would You Choose?

Take a look at these 2 snack plates. Both look pretty tempting. Ask your self 3 questions: Which is healthier? Which one takes longer to prepare? Which one would your family finish off first? Have a great weekend and don’t … Continue reading

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3 Things to Know About the New Mediterranean Diet Study

3 Things to Know About the New Mediterranean Diet Study

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard this week’s news about a new Spanish study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, that has shown that the Mediterranean Diet can drastically help decrease the chance … Continue reading

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Do it Pistachio Style

Do it Pistachio Style

On the advertising front, Superbowls are a known nutrition atrocities. We’ve written in the past about our longing for a kale commercial during the big game. Yesterday we came as close as could be to a healthy food getting 30 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Hurricane Foods (that are healthy too)

Top 10 Hurricane Foods (that are healthy too)

When the weather goes from bad to worse, our daily routine gets out of whack. Services we take for granted such as electricity and water may suddenly become unavailable. But eat we must, in any and all situations. Here’s a … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Eat in 2012

9 Foods to Eat in 2012

Around this time of year, people start making their new year resolutions. Many of us will decide that this year we will finally go on that diet and keep the pounds off. We’d like to offer some suggestions for food … Continue reading

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Can We say Healthy and Airport Food in the Same Sentence?

Can We say Healthy and Airport Food in the Same Sentence?

Holidays are busy times in the sky, and not just because Santa is making deliveries. With many of us crisscrossing the country to be with loved ones, airports are congested bottlenecks we all have to pass through. And since we … Continue reading

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Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Variations on USDA’s MyPlate

Harvard scientists were not pleased with the government switch from the Food Pyramid to MyPlate earlier this year. Although MyPlate was lauded by experts as an improvement over the pyramid – it greatly simplified food choices – they believed it … Continue reading

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