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21 01, 2021

Fiber One™ Cereal Waffle PBJ Sliders

By |2021-04-26T16:36:12-04:00January 21st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Fiber One™ Cereal Waffle PBJ Sliders

I created this recipe as part of a paid partnership with Fiber One™ Original Cereal but all content and ideas are my own. Why just “take” you fiber when you can flaunt it? It's Fiber Month so I partnered with Fiber OneTM Original cereal to create some high [...]

7 03, 2020

Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

By |2020-03-07T12:03:43-05:00March 7th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

It's National Cereal Day, and cereal-makers Kellogg's and General Mills have teamed up to bring awareness to hunger. The two companies have committed to providing 100,000 meals to No Kid Hungry®, a nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 02, 2018

Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

By |2019-06-26T13:51:09-04:00February 23rd, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Grains: The Misunderstood Food Group

I attended a food and nutrition conference in which Julie Miller Jones spoke about popular weight loss diets in a session sponsored by the Grain Foods Foundation, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own. With the popularity of the "keto diet" fad and other low carbohydrate [...]

12 02, 2017

Add More Flavor and Variety to Meatless Meals

By |2019-06-26T13:52:30-04:00February 12th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|3 Comments

I'll probably make a beef filet with lobster tails for cozy Valentine's day dinner at home. But I also like to include a meatless meal once a week. Whether it's pasta with beans or a vegetable rice dish, vegetarian meals aren't just for vegetarians. You don't have to "go [...]

20 12, 2016

Incorporating More Grains into Your Diet: Quinoa, Sorghum, and More

By |2019-06-26T13:53:06-04:00December 20th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Incorporating More Grains into Your Diet: Quinoa, Sorghum, and More

Quinoa Cake with Mini Crab Cakes Whole grains are part of a healthy diet, and part of a DASH Diet eating plan. They can provide fiber, which can lower cholesterol and blood lipids (fats). Fiber also helps keep you full longer and helps with blood sugar [...]

2 05, 2016

The Case for Wheat

By |2019-06-26T13:54:35-04:00May 2nd, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Case for Wheat

We enjoy a variety of breads and grains in our kitchen since nobody in my household suffers from gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease. As I'm sure you are aware "Gluten Free Diets" are very popular these days, even among those who physiologically have no intolerance to gluten. There is [...]

13 03, 2014

Sowing Your Oats

By |2014-03-13T14:00:10-04:00March 13th, 2014|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|1 Comment

A friend recently asked me about freezing oatmeal. She was concerned that her method of making steel cut oats ahead, and then freezing it in muffin cups for later use, may impact the nutrient level of the oatmeal. The minimal, if any, nutrients lost in freezing cooked oats [...]