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1 02, 2023

Foods for your Heart

By |2023-02-01T10:53:47-05:00February 1st, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Foods for your Heart

February is heart month, but you want to care for your heart all year long. DASH Diet is an excellent approach to heart-healthy living. It's important to be aware of your personal health needs and risks. There are some things we have control over, and some things we [...]

21 01, 2023

Try something different: Bean Toast

By |2023-01-21T17:44:12-05:00January 21st, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Try something different: Bean Toast

Move over avocado toast, I'm starting a new trend: Bean Toast. Beans are rich in fiber, a great source of potassium, and magnesium. Most Americans need more fiber in their diets. The recommended daily intake is 25 grams of fiber a day. One half cup of beans provides [...]

20 01, 2023

Come Over to the Sandwich Side

By |2023-01-20T15:33:53-05:00January 20th, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Come Over to the Sandwich Side

Can we talk?  I've been fighting misinformation in the food, diet and nutrition social media space for over 15 years. It's like a snowball rolling down an infinite snowy mountain, impossible to catch. The mission of Chew the Facts® is to clear up misinformation. And I'm here to [...]

3 01, 2023

2023 Best Diet Rankings

By |2023-01-03T12:36:32-05:00January 3rd, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on 2023 Best Diet Rankings

US News and World Report released its annual Best Diet report for 2023. The Mediterranean Diet ranks as number one overall diet, with DASH Diet in the top 3 category, tied for 2nd place with the Flexitarian Diet. However, DASH Diet gets the number one spot in the [...]

25 10, 2022

Add Peanuts to Your Diet for a Health Boost

By |2022-10-25T11:15:30-04:00October 25th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Add Peanuts to Your Diet for a Health Boost

I've often told the story about my grandfather's peanut habit. He enjoyed a small handful every evening after dinner with a glass of wine. Peanuts have always been part of my diet, and a recent study confirms they may indeed help with blood sugar control, weight management and [...]

4 09, 2022

Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

By |2022-09-04T09:46:33-04:00September 4th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Berry-Banana Bread

When you adopt a zero waste cooking lifestyle, you have to have a plan for your bananas. It's almost inevitable that you will have one or two overripe bananas left from every bunch you buy. You can use them in smoothies, make a frozen treat, or bake muffins [...]

30 08, 2022

Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

By |2022-08-30T22:43:30-04:00August 30th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Tuna Salad with Buffalo Ranch Hummus

One strategy for wasting less food, is to start taking note of the bits of vegetables that end up sitting in your refrigerator. And the dips or condiments that don't quite get finished. I had noticed that every time I bought a bunch of celery, I'd use some, [...]

9 08, 2022

Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

By |2022-08-09T18:37:50-04:00August 9th, 2022|Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

You are probably hearing a lot about plant-based diets these days. For some, it's an all or nothing deal. Whether you're vegetarian or vegan, or a meat-eating omnivore, plants add a health bonus to your eating plan. If you choose a vegetarian lifestyle, cool. But if you are [...]

3 06, 2022

Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

By |2022-06-03T15:23:11-04:00June 3rd, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Multipurpose Super Green Super Sauce

A key strategy to reducing your food waste at home is learning to use similar ingredients in different ways. I originally made this sauce as a salad dressing. I had leftover spinach that was wilting, along with a large basil plant in the garden. In lieu of pesto, [...]