Have You Met Your Matcha?

Have You Met Your Matcha?

Q: What is matcha? A: Matcha is made from green tea leaves that have been laid out to dry, de-stemmed and ground into an incredibly fine powder. The leaves are picked from shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants. The shade helps slow down the growth of ...
What a Registered Dietitian Eats in a Day

What a Registered Dietitian Eats in a Day

As a registered and licensed dietitian, you can imagine how many times I’m asked, “So, Kristen, what do you eat to stay healthy?” You may have the notion that nutrition professionals are really strict with their diets and count ever ...
What Makes Amaranth So Amazing?

What Makes Amaranth So Amazing?

Q: What is Amaranth? A: Amaranth is a member of the “goosefoot family” of plants, technically referred to as  Chenopodiaeceae.    Its kin includes quinoa, beets, Swiss chard and spinach. Amaranth’s closest cousin is the popular gra ...
5 Nutrients for Eye Health

5 Nutrients for Eye Health

Want to support healthy vision? Feast your eyes on these five foods–packed with plenty of nutrients to promote normal vision and eye health! ...
Get Your Freekeh On!

Get Your Freekeh On!

Q: What the freak is freekeh? A: With the recent rise of interest in quinoa taking hold, a similar and highly nutritious whole grain oat has flown under the radar. Freekeh isn’t getting the fame it deserves. While it’s only beginning to g ...
A Day of Clean Eating

A Day of Clean Eating

Myth: clean eating is not easy eating. When you get in the habit of shopping for healthy food, cooking a little more and ““ as a result ““ feeling more naturally energized, you won’t even bat an eye. For those who believe eating a & ...