Tag: whole grains

The Veggie Table: How to Get More Whole Grains in Your Diet

by in Uncategorized, January 9, 2012
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Are you eating enough of these?

We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers and healthy eating advocates to host a Healthy Every Week Challenge, a month-long initiative to develop healthy eating habits. The plan an is to develop a manageable healthy habit each week that will carry through the new year. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #gethealthy.

If you’re following a vegetarian or vegan diet, chances are a good portion of your plate is already made up of grains. But the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of all the grains you eat are whole grains. What’s so special about whole grains? They’re naturally packed with high amounts of fiber, and micro-nutrients like folic acid, magnesium, and vitamin E. All grains are low in fat and cholesterol free, and they typically have between 5-10 grams of protein per cup, which is great new for those of us following a plant-based diet. All that fiber and protein in whole grains helps to fill us up and keep us satisfied, making them great for weight management. Better yet, they’ve been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

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Pantry Makeover: What to Stock, What to Skip

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, January 13, 2011

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We’ve given you tips for the refrigerator — now it’s time to clean out that pantry! Besides tossing those expired products and wiping down those shelves, here are 5 items to stock up on and 5 things to toss.

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Pop Quiz: How Healthy Are You? (Part 1: Whole Grains)

by in Healthy Tips, January 4, 2011

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Ring in the season of healthy resolutions by testing your nutrition know-how. Take our weekly quizzes all month long and see how you score. First up: a whole-grain challenge. Answers are at the bottom, so scroll down slowly –- no cheating!

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10 Non-Resolution Resolutions

by in Healthy Tips, January 3, 2011

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Forget your typical resolutions….to lose 50 pounds this year, to fit into a size 4 or to hit the gym 5 days a week. This year make a resolution that’s attainable, without a number attached! Here are some non-resolution resolutions for 2011.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Millet Is More Than Bird Seed

by in Uncategorized, February 21, 2010

Have you ever bought a bag of bird seed? Surprise, you have purchased millet! Though tiny, millet has a lot to be proud of. It’s a delicious alternative to traditional grains and can be cooked in a variety of ways. Believe me, this isn’t just for the birds.

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Meet This Grain: Brown Rice

by in Healthy Recipes, December 30, 2009

Brown Rice
Brown rice is an old standby in the whole-grain world, but it doesn’t always get the love it deserves. Find out all the delicious ways you can savor this easy-to-cook grain.

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Reading List: Fighting the Flu, Defining Orthorexia & High Blood Pressure News

by in Food News, October 16, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: An update on Cheerios’ cholesterol claims, battle the flu with healthy habits and a new study shows eating whole grains keeps blood pressure in check.

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Taste Test: Whole-Grain Cereal

by in Taste Test, September 29, 2009

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We filled you in our tips for picking the healthiest cereal, and you weighed in with your favorites. We took five of your most popular suggestions and gave them a whirl.

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Good Eats for Better Bones

by in Healthy Tips, July 30, 2009

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Let’s face it — most of us could do more for our bones. An estimated 44 million Americans are at risk for, or have, osteoporosis, a disease where bones become increasingly fragile and sometimes fracture. Though women are 4 times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, men are affected as well. Exercise and some medications can help, but what you eat plays a vital role. Whether you’re worried or not, you can’t go wrong incorporating more of these foods into your daily routine.

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