Category Archives: Nutrition & Diet

Cooking at Home versus Eating Out

People are always busy, and it seems that they are always needing to be somewhere else. Amidst this chaos, when do they eat? Fast food drive thru seems to be the answer, right? It’s fast, it’s cheap, and you can eat on the go. Who has time to go shopping, come home and make a […]

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Proteins

Are you a steak and potatoes kind of person? What about having chicken with that rice? Fish and chips? How do you know what meat you should be eating, or how to choose healthy meats within each category? Here are 10 tips according to choosemyplate.gov and diabetes.org. Check for the words “Lean” and “Select” so […]

Milk and its Different Types

Milk from a cow may be what we think of when we think of “milk.” However, some of us may think of rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk, lactaid milk, or almond milk. For those of us that are allergic to cow milk, there are multiple options to choose from that will still get you […]

3 Ways to Enjoy Bacon Without the Guilt

Ah, bacon. It’s crispy. It’s chewy. It’s salty. It’s smoky. It’s also high in saturated fat. Even with that, bacon is still a popular meat to consume. Some people want to have their bacon (or something just as tasty) and still eat healthy. While bacon may not be the healthiest food to eat, there are […]

Pizza and Its Healthy Alternative

We all love pizza from the crispy crust to the toppings of meat, veggies, and cheese. Even though it can be a high fat and calorie junk food choice, it can be made with healthier alternatives. For instance, check out this recipe for a Mega-Meat pizza from Pillsbury.com and its nutrition facts. Mega Meat Pizza […]

Going Nuts with Nuts

Did you know that California is the number one producer of tree nuts in the United States? Or that most pecans are produced by Georgia, New Mexico, and Texas? Or that the top three nuts Americans consume are almonds, walnuts, and pecans? Nuts are a great snack to have, and up to 60% of the […]

A Guide to Eating Disorders

You see the messages all the time about weighing the right amount, and looking the way society demands. “Use our product to look beautiful!” “Look fabulous by eating this one ingredient!” We are constantly bombarded with images and messages that tell us that we need to change our weight, even if we already are a […]

In with the New, Out with the Old: The Food Pyramid

We all remember the food pyramid, right? The triangle that had grains on the bottom, followed by fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and a small triangle at top for the oils and sugars. Maybe you remember the other version, with the triangle is split into lines running from top to bottom that contain each food group. […]

A Close Look at Traditional Milk

Traditional milk is cow milk that is pasteurized (meaning it is heated and then cooled) to kill bacteria. In most grocery stores, you have a plethora of choices. Do you want the one that is flavored, or plain? Low-fat, non-fat, or regular? The choices seem endless. How do you choose? Well, one way is to […]

Nutrition Labels: What to Look At

It is always important to know what you are eating, and thanks to the FDA, we have the chance to look at what nutrients are in the food we eat through their nutrition labels. According to the American Heart Association, this is what we should be looking at when we check food labels: Remember that […]