It’s Hard to be Vegetarian – 84 Percent Relapse

It’s Hard to be Vegetarian – 84 Percent Relapse

Plant based diets are easier than ever to follow these days. Awareness is at all time high, many prepared foods cater to vegetarians and vegans, and restaurants offer high quality plant based options. The social acceptance and even encouragement of … Continue reading

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Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

Can You Guess What Cut of Meat This Is?

The answer is fake meat. What you are looking at is Seitan, the step-brother to soy-based tofu. Unlike tofu, seitan is made from gluten. Yes, that same gluten that many Americans are shunning today. Seitan has been used as a … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday: Neat Foods Mexican Mix

Meatless Monday: Neat Foods Mexican Mix

Happy Cinco de Mayo Monday! As more people are increasing their plant foods intake, Meatless Monday has become a popular movement. The market is responding by providing innovative meat alternatives. Neat Foods is an interesting company that offers mixes based … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Love Eggs

10 Reasons to Love Eggs

This post is sponsored by the American Egg Board. We often hear people complain that it is too expensive or challenging to eat healthily. The truth is that there are many real food options that are nutrient rich and won’t … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Going Meatless in 2014?

Guess Who’s Going Meatless in 2014?

Are you eating less meat today than you were 5 or 10 years ago? Can you imagine yourself a full time vegetarian? Or vegan? These questions would seem outlandish only a few years ago, but it turns out that there … Continue reading

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4 Nutrition Myths it’s Time to Debunk

4 Nutrition Myths it’s Time to Debunk

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Lee, MS RD. Many might think that as a dietitian, I just tell people what to eat and what to stay an arm’s length away from. I’ve been thought of as a food … Continue reading

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News for Meatless Monday: Vegetarians are Skinnier

News for Meatless Monday: Vegetarians are Skinnier

photo: quirkycookery.com Plant based diets are correlated with lower BMI (body mass index) according to an interesting study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Data was collected from over 70,000 participants over 5 years (2002-2007) … Continue reading

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Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka is a Mediterranean dish consisting of eggs poached in tomato and pepper sauce. It’s easy to make, filling, and makes for a perfect main dish on a lazy Sunday brunch. Shakshuka is best served with freshly baked bread or … Continue reading

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Chain Restaurant Nutrition: 12 Easy Ways to Less Unhealthy

Chain Restaurant Nutrition: 12 Easy Ways to Less Unhealthy

One of our readers recently emailed us with a problem many of us face as part of the American workforce: “I’ve recently lost weight, got healthy and I don’t eat processed foods. I’m in a new job and my co-workers go … Continue reading

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RD reviewed: Healthy Finds at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

RD reviewed: Healthy Finds at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical dietitian at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Last week I attended the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, which boasted a wide variety of new products out on the market. The two-day … Continue reading

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