Trying to reach for healthy snacks but the sugary treats are calling you? Use these strategies to help douse that sugar-fueled fire. Kick the Artificial Habit Research suggests that folks who consume large amounts of artificial sweeteners may increase their likelihood to crave other sweet foods and pack on the pounds. Trying to cut backRead more »
Hard to believe, but apple season is just about under way! Here are a few ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. Classic Desserts Nothing says apple season like pie and other baked goodies. These lightened-up versions deliver the flavor you love for fewer calories. Apple Crisp Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust Rustic AppleRead more »
As a mom of two young kids, I certainly have the need to pop a batch of frozen nuggets into the oven from time to time. As a dietitian, I want to make sure those nuggets aren’t filled with junk! Here are some sensible options, three store-bought and one homemade.
Are you loving wheat berries but tired of only using them only in salads? Try this super-delish wheat berry burger instead, which calls for only five ingredients.
Getting a little tired of sandwiches day after day? Wrap up lunch three tasty ways.
Bursting with fresh summer sweetness, these lesser-known peaches are worth scooping up if you see them at the market! Also known as a Saturn peach, this pleasantly “smushed” variety is a bit tricky to slice uniformly. But that’s part of what makes the peaches special–they’re a little goofy looking, but the flavor can’t be beat.Read more »
Say sayonara to store-bought lunch kits! These DIY versions will make your kid the envy of the lunchroom. Nutrition Facts Pre-packaged lunch kits sure seem convenient, but the quality of the food is subpar at best. Popular options include crackers and processed meats and cheeses, coupled with sugary drinks and cookies. The calorie counts varyRead more »
Some view granola as an all-star health food, others think it’s belly fat in a box! Here are the pros and cons surrounding this crunchy breakfast staple.
Calling all runners! Want to choose the best fuel for your performance? Here’s a top five hit list.
Most bottles and cans of energy drinks are nothing but sugar water plus lots of supplemental vitamins and minerals. The beverages are also loaded with herbal stimulants and caffeine. The safety of many of the herbal ingredients is questionable, and while caffeine may provide a temporary boost, it won’t give you energy (only calories can do that).Read more »