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27 01, 2021

Fruit Cup with Ricotta Crunch

By |2021-01-27T10:21:13-05:00January 27th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Fruit Cup with Ricotta Crunch

I created this recipe as part of a paid partnership with Fiber One™ Original Cereal but all content and ideas are my own. Most Americans only consume about 15 grams of fiber per day. That falls quite short of the 25 to 30 grams that’s recommended daily. Getting [...]

25 02, 2020

Good Grains

By |2020-07-14T09:40:19-04:00February 25th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Good Grains

Fiber can help with digestive health, blood sugar control, and in reducing cholesterol. Did you know that grain foods offer a significant amount of fiber to a healthy diet? This is one reason they should be included in your diet along with other fiber sources (fruits, vegetables, beans [...]

7 02, 2020

A New View on Cereal

By |2020-02-19T21:00:42-05:00February 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|1 Comment

Some of the information in this post was inspired by an educational session sponsored by General Mills but the opinions are my own, and I was not paid for this post. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2016, cereal is the number one breakfast food [...]

3 07, 2019

Refined Grains Redefined

By |2020-02-22T17:30:04-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Refined Grains Redefined

For several years now you may have heard messages that you should 'limit refined grains', or even that refined grains were bad for you and may raise your risk for disease. I attended a conference session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation that shared data about how refined [...]

15 05, 2019

The Mighty Microbiome: Four Quick Tips to Feeding Your Gut

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00May 15th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on The Mighty Microbiome: Four Quick Tips to Feeding Your Gut

In a session sponsored by Beneo earlier this year, I learned more about how certain fibers interact with the gut's flora. I was not compensated to write this post, and the thoughts expressions are my own. This post includes affiliate link to Regular Girl® products, I am not [...]

3 05, 2017

More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

By |2019-08-27T15:37:34-04:00May 3rd, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Just for Fun|Comments Off on More Matters: Canned Veggies can be Easy Ways to Add More Veggies

You know that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet should be a weekly goal. This dish is a variation of my coauthor and culinary dietitian Cindy Kleckner's Southwest Corn with Chipotle Peppers, from DASH Diet For Dummies® (check out Toby Smithson's video here). Adding black beans provides more fiber, [...]

11 04, 2017

Pasta Ceci

By |2021-03-24T19:37:48-04:00April 11th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Pasta Ceci

This post contains affiliate links from products that I get a small commission on. Growing up Catholic with an Italian mother and grandmother, we went meatless on Fridays during Lent. Unlike many of our other Catholic counterparts who did fish fries, we usually at what my mother used [...]

16 02, 2016

Do Live in a Constipated State, or Are You just Bloated?

By |2016-02-16T11:00:28-05:00February 16th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do Live in a Constipated State, or Are You just Bloated?

This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links.    Nobody likes to talk about their bathroom issues, but apparently we have no problem searching for their solutions on the Internet. Regular Girl® ended the year by combing through digestion-related Google search trends, and uncovered some fascinating (at [...]