Healthy Eating

If food manufacturers comply with the request to reduce the sodium in processed foods it could have a positive impact on public health.

Food Manufacturers Asked to Voluntarily Lower Sodium to Improve Public Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released voluntary sodium reduction goals for the food industry. According to the FDA, “this guidance is intended to provide measurable voluntary short-term (2.5-year) goals for sodium content in commercially processed, packaged, and prepared foods to reduce excess population sodium intake, while recognizing and supporting the important roles sodium […]
Don’t count on that diet drink to help you lose weight.

The Artificial Sweetener Sucralose May Increase Food Cravings

A recently published randomized controlled crossover trial found that the artificial sweetener sucralose may increase food cravings and appetite. The study, which included 74 healthy young adults, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) tests to observe the unconscious brain reactions to plain water vs. water flavored with either sucrose (table sugar) or the high intensity […]
Foods and beverages are converted into energy that fuels the body. Maximize your energy with good dietary and lifestyle habits.

Energy Levels and Diet

A new year is upon us, and it’s going to take plenty of energy to make good on all those resolutions! If you’re looking for more energy to be healthy and active, or simply to feel your best—your plate is the perfect place to start. What Powers Our Bodies? “The food you eat supplies your […]
Bulgur Pilaf

Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas and Herbs

1 cup coarse bulgur 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 bunch scallions, finely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup...
Kale chips

Homeade Kale Chips

Ingredients 1 bunch kale (about 5 cups, or 10 oz) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp, or to taste, seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder,...

Pita Chips

Ingredients 3 whole wheat pita rounds (6 to 7 inch diameter) 1-2 Tbsp olive oil OR baking spray 3 Tbsp, or to taste, seasonings (such as onion...
There are a wide variety of chips on the market. None are the healthiest snack choice, but some are better than others.

“Healthy” Chips?

The snack aisle is packed with a confusing array of chip options. We’ve got some smart strategies to help you choose more healthful yet satisfying chips. Don’t be misled. Chip packages are crowded with big, bold claims to convince you they are healthy choices to take home. Front-of-package claims and pictures are not always reliable, […]
Eating disorders are not a choice, and people of any weight can struggle with them. Holiday meals can be challenging.

Recognizing Eating Disorders

One guest at your holiday table is a strict vegan; another touts the merits of “clean eating;” a third talks incessantly about how good they feel following a keto diet. Are these friends and family members taking steps toward better health, or are they on the road to an eating disorder? National surveys estimate 20 […]
Farro pumpkin recipe

Farro and Peanut Stuffed Pumpkins

Ingredients: 8 mini pumpkins, or 4 small winter squash, such as acorn squash, halved 1 Tbsp olive oil 1½ cups farro, uncooked ¾ cup unsalted peanuts, chopped ½ cup...
Not everything we have heard about Thanksgiving foods is true. Share these facts with your guests!

5 Thanksgiving Feast Myths Busted!

The feast that officially kicks off the holiday season is almost here. Thanksgiving is steeped in the comfort and familiarity of traditional foods—turkey and...