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Healthy Takeout

We’re taking out food more than ever these days—more than 65 percent of us are regularly ordering meals out, according to the National Restaurant Association. Getting food “to go” can be a bit of a challenge when you’re trying to eat healthy: a recent Tufts study found that 50 percent of meals consumed by Americans […]
Plant Based Protein

Five Fun Food Facts You Should Know

As a subscriber to this newsletter, you are clearly a knowledgeable consumer of both food an information. Let’s see if these fun and informative facts about everyday foods can surprise you, and maybe even change what you choose to eat and drink! ​ 1 Bananas are berries, as are cucumbers, kiwi, and watermelon (and strawberries, […]
The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans offer science-backed advice on eating for good health. Making every bite count is key.

New Dietary Guidelines: What They Mean for You

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) aim to bring together the latest scientific information on what to eat and drink to promote health, help reduce risk of chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs. To harness the science-backed health-promoting power of the DGA, make changes that move you toward their four key guidelines: Follow a healthy […]
All chain restaurants must put calorie content on their menus. Eat in, take-out, drive-through, or delivery—you can use them to make informed choices.

Using Restaurant Calorie Labels for Better Health

Whether you sit down, drive through, take out, or pick up, you should see calorie information on the menus of all chain restaurants with 20 or more locations. Even prepared foods at your supermarket or coffee shop chain and popcorn at that big-name movie theater may need to be tagged with calorie content on menus. […]

Replace some red meats with protein-containing plant foods to lower heart disease risk

A study published recently in the BMJ found that eating either processed or unprocessed red meat was associated with higher risk of heart disease in American men. The good news is, one serving a day of healthy protein-containing plant foods was associated with lower risk of heart disease compared with red meat. The benefit of […]
Mushroom Burger

Mighty Mushroom Blended Burger

Ingredients: ½ lb any variety fresh mushrooms (caps and stems) 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 lb 93% lean ground beef (or turkey) ½ tsp salt 4 whole wheat...
Not all front-of package claims have a legal definition. Don’t let clever marketing fool you into thinking a food is healthier than it is!

April Fools! Don’t Be Duped by Misleading Package Labeling

Brightly colored, bold, buzzwords leap off of food packages—but the claims they make can be misleading. Many of these front-of-package statements are defined and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but a surprising array are not. Research shows shoppers tend to trust and even rely on front-of-package […]
Easy Apple-Cinnamon Oat Breakfast Souffle

Easy Apple-Cinnamon Oat Breakfast Souffle

Ingredients: 1 egg (or 2 large egg whites or ¼ cup egg substitute) 1⁄3 cup milk 1⁄3 cup quick-cooking oats ½ cup finely chopped apple (divided) ¼ tsp ground cinnamon pinch of salt (optional) ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt Steps: Beat egg and milk in 2-cup microwave-safe bowl until blended. Stir in oats, 1⁄4 cup […]
Treat potatoes as a starch, not a vegetable, on your plate, and don’t overdo the fries, tots, chips, and toppings.

Potatoes: Good or Bad?

If you are like most people in the U.S. (and the world), you eat a lot of potatoes. The average American eats over 100 pounds of potatoes a year—some baked, boiled, roasted, or mashed, but most in the form of fries and chips. Some shifts in how—and how often—we eat potatoes would be good for […]
All fruits—in all forms—are good choices. Even those higher in sugar are packed with fiber and nutrients (and lower in sugar than other sweet treats).

The “Healthiest” Fruits

Some fruits are touted as “superfoods,” and others maligned as unhealthy. The simple truth is that all fruits are health-promoting choices. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans do not eat the recommended daily amount of fruit (the equivalent of about two cups of fruit a day). Putting to rest some common misconceptions can help shift your […]