Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Mushrooms as a Meat Alternative?

Happy Meatless Monday! Mushrooms are an amazing food. They are meaty, juicy, and chewy. Their umami flavor lends itself to an endless array of dishes and cuisines. A common misconception though, is that due to their meaty, earthy flavor, mushrooms … Continue reading

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Muscle Milk – 5 Reasons to Avoid

Muscle Milk – 5 Reasons to Avoid

Are you looking to shed weight and replace your fat with muscle? If you answered yes, you may be the target market for Muscle Milk, a supplement drink that started with the body builder crowds and has since expanded to … Continue reading

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Fairlife Milk by Coca Cola – 8 Things to Know

Fairlife Milk by Coca Cola – 8 Things to Know

Since earlier this year, the Coca Cola company has been quietly testing a new beverage product in test markets. No, it’s not a new carbonated drink, juice, or otherwise flavored water. This time, Coke has gone to the beverage with … Continue reading

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3 Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

3 Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Hope everyone had a great holiday. If you are stuck with tons of leftovers, here are some ideas for you. Give your leftovers away! Share your bountiful meal with your guests or drive to a nearby homeless shelter and treat … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter – 10 Things to Know

Peanut Butter – 10 Things to Know

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, so here are some interesting facts to celebrate. 1. Americans consume close to 800 million pounds of peanut butter annually, about three pounds for every man, woman and child! 2. Despite their name, … Continue reading

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What is a Protein’s Biological Value and Why is it Important?

What is a Protein’s Biological Value and Why is it Important?

Human nutrition is vastly more complicated than the the simplified information provided to Americans through dietary guidelines, nutrition facts panels, and ingredient lists on products. Scientific understanding is evolving as well. If once all fats were grouped as one, today … Continue reading

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V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

V8 is Now a Protein Bar Too, Unfortunately

At the FNCE food expo earlier this week, Campbell’s had a very large booth showcasing new products. The company is not just about soups. The V8 juice line has been steadily growing and now has branched into the enticing bars … Continue reading

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Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Every fall, registered dietitians from all over the world (but mostly the US) converge for a 4 day convention called FNCE – the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. The location changes each time, and this year it’s Atlanta. The … Continue reading

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Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

A little Nutrition 101 today. We all know that food can be divided into macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. The micros are vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and vitamin C. Our body needs tiny amounts of micro-nutrients (usually measured in … Continue reading

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The Other Pumpkin Product You’re Probably Not Eating

The Other Pumpkin Product You’re Probably Not Eating

It’s fall and pumpkin season is in full swing. Orange is the new green, and you can’t turn around without stumbling over a pumpkin flavored food or beverage. Don’t get us wrong, we love pumpkin in our recipes. Today, however, … Continue reading

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