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 every calorie. In reality, we’re not that neurotic. Just like you, I want my food to taste good and be quick and easy to prepare. In this video you’ll see exactly how simple healthy eating can be. Read more →
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 grain, quinoa. The two are often likened to cereal grains (oats, wheat, sorghum) due to their appearance, flavor and nutritional profile. In fact, amaranth is often eaten as a hot cereal. Read on for a scrumptious breakfast recipe and other ways to use the amazing amaranth. Read more →
The month of February is typically associated with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red roses and sappy cards filled with poetry. It’s a time to remind your significant other how they have touched your heart.
But it’s also a good time to take care of your own heart. In honor of American Heart Month, I urge you to evaluate your daily habits: are they helping or hurting your heart?
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 gain popularity among American health enthusiasts and dieters, freekeh is an ancient grain with a Middle Eastern origin. It was discovered millenniums ago when young green wheat crops in the Mediterranean had been burned. Villagers were not ready to dispose of their food supply, however, and rubbed the wheat heads to discover a delicious grain which they dubbed, “freekeh,” meaning “rubbed.” Read more →
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 “clean” diet means you’re doomed to drab, non-creative cuisine for the rest of your life, I highly recommend cleaning your act for one day…just one. If you’re up for it, go for a second day, a third and so on. In no time, you’ll have newfound food favorites and a clearer understanding of how nutrition impacts your overall health. Read more →
It’s the ultimate comfort food. Soft, steaming macaroni submerged in a silky smooth pool of piping-hot cheese. Mmmm.
But if you’re still eating the conventional stuff (you know – the kind that comes in that familiar blue box), it’s time to get real. And by that, I mean it’s time to switch to a product made from REAL cheese!
Q: What is stevia?
A: Stevia, or Stevia rebaudiana specifically, is an herb in the sunflower family. Stevia extracts are known to be incredibly sweet, having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar. So, it’s no surprise that it’s commonly referred to as the “sweet leaf” or “sugar leaf.” Read more →
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