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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 [...]

12 03, 2019

Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

By |2019-09-01T11:58:39-04:00March 12th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Trends, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Are Snacks Replacing Mealtime?

Bush Beans sponsored a continuing education session about consumer meal and snack data, but did not pay for this post. My thoughts and opinions here are my own. It seems that Americans continue to idealize a traditional mealtime routine, even though eating rarely happens that way. I recently [...]

29 08, 2017

Balanced but Practical Lunches for Teens: What-ever!

By |2019-06-26T13:51:15-04:00August 29th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Balanced but Practical Lunches for Teens: What-ever!

With school back in session, it's lunch packing season. Now that you have a teenager, you know that the days of love notes and cutting sandwiches into fun shapes for your finicky child are over, but lunch still needs to be enticing enough to eat, and still provide the [...]

28 01, 2015

Guest Blog: Boosting Plant-Based Foods for Kids and Adults

By |2015-01-28T08:00:56-05:00January 28th, 2015|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guest Blog: Boosting Plant-Based Foods for Kids and Adults

We all know the importance of eating lots of plant-based foods throughout our lives for good health. Plant-based foods are chock full of vitamins and minerals that help fight disease and are good for our whole body, from our hearts and brains to our hair and skin. Research [...]

5 11, 2014

New Foods with Health in Mind

By |2014-11-05T09:00:45-05:00November 5th, 2014|Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Foods with Health in Mind

You may often hear the advice "cut back on processed food" in the media. While this can be good advice, the definition of  "processed" is vague, and many healthy foods that you may include in your diet have gone through some processing. Unless you are picking the apple [...]

20 02, 2013

The Maze of Natural Snacks

By |2013-02-20T10:00:03-05:00February 20th, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|1 Comment

"All natural". What does that mean to you? For a few years now, food manufacturers like to use the word "natural" on product labels since consumers seem to gravitate toward it. Defining what's natural is important, as is understanding that "natural" products can intermingle with some "not-as-natural" products. [...]