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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 [...]

9 12, 2022

Add Mindful Balance to the Holiday Season

By |2022-12-11T18:17:03-05:00December 9th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Add Mindful Balance to the Holiday Season

Weight management is an important part of staying healthy, preventing disease (diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease) and feeling good.  However, weight loss is much more challenging for some than others. Most registered dietitians agree that what used to be considered as "normal body weight parameters" are often [...]

28 11, 2022

Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

By |2022-11-28T10:56:26-05:00November 28th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Leftover Makeover: Mashed Potato Ball Appetizer

Got 3-day old leftover mashed potatoes? I have a delicious solution. Don't waste them, make them into these crowd-pleasing appetizer. You can add one or more eggs and adjust the grated cheese and seasoning depending on how many cups of potatoes you have left. These come together quickly, [...]

17 11, 2022

10 Ways to Rock Your Holiday Leftovers

By |2022-12-28T11:00:11-05:00November 17th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Rock Your Holiday Leftovers

You went grocery shopping, you bought things, you cooked, you have leftovers. Food costs are at an all-time high. This is your moment to pledge not to pitch food into the kitchen trash can! Whether you have cooked leftovers, extra cheese, extra bread products, or leftover herbs and [...]

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 [...]

21 10, 2022

Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Walnuts

By |2022-11-01T10:33:05-04:00October 21st, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Walnuts

It's officially sweater weather right? This dish hits all of the notes of the season, delicious, beta-carotene-rich butternut squash and spinach for those B vitamins, put together with creamy, comforting pasta. It can be eaten immediately, or made ahead, kept warm or reheated. This simple dish comes together [...]