Tag: bread

Food Fight: Multigrain vs. Whole Wheat Bread

by in Food Fight, September 20, 2012

Terms like “whole wheat” and “multigrain” are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t actually the same thing. Here’s a closer look into each and our food fight winner in this battle.

Fall Fest: Pumpkins 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, October 13, 2010

This weekend we took the kids to a pumpkin patch and they absolutely loved it! Now we have lots of pumpkins and need to put them to good use. Here are 5 recipes using your freshly picked (and even canned) pumpkins.

Dressing Up Day-Old Bread

by in Healthy Recipes, March 17, 2010

There’s nothing better than freshly baked bread, but when it’s preservative-free, fresh bread dries out quickly. The dilemma: Your family may not eat the whole loaf in one day and whatever’s left is too good to toss. Get more mileage out of extra bread with these ideas.

Meet This Grain: Spelt

by in Healthy Recipes, August 27, 2009

This grain (a wheat relative) has more protein and B-vitamins than wheat and may be tolerated better by those with wheat sensitivities. Get better acquainted with whole grain spelt and my investigation into the spelt vs. farro debacle.

Shopping for Low-Sodium Foods

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 7, 2009

About one in three adults have high blood pressure. One step to improve or prevent high blood pressure is to lower your salt intake — especially from the biggest source, processed foods. These days many manufacturer’s offer “low-sodium” or “no salt-added” foods, but labels can be confusing. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Aisle by Aisle: Buying Healthy Bread

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, June 15, 2009

Take a walk down the bread aisle at your market and see how long it takes to find a loaf without high-fructose corn syrup. It took me 30 minutes the first time I tried! Many packaged bread loaves have added ingredients that aren’t so healthy, even though their labels sport fancy words like “multigrain” and “unbleached flour.” Follow these tips to get the best bread.