True-to-life, science-based nutrition information that helps people enjoy eating for good health!

Chew The Facts®2021-06-09T10:40:21-04:00

Helping You Distinguish Fact from Myth so You Can Enjoy Life

© Rust Nutrition and Chew The Facts®. All rights reserved.

Free DASH Diet Quick Guide when you sign up for my newsletter.

Sign Up Now

8 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 [...]

Simple Homemade Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce

Sugar gets a bad rap. It's blamed for many of our countries health issues, but these claims are misleading. The US Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends we consume less than 10 percent of our calories come [...]

Eye on Food Waste

The amount of food wasted each year seems to continue to trend upwards. It may not seem like a big deal, but the little efforts you can make at home matter. In my latest [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Hurricane Food Safety

Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in South Florida recently. As with any natural disaster, power outages are common, and food safety can come into question. I've been traveling and unable to post any updates, but thought I'd [...]

Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

Pledging to reduce your food waste involves better food planning. Pro tip: When you have a trip coming up, it's time to clean out the fridge. When you are heading out to travel and will be [...]

Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

As summer ends and fall begins, schedules tend to amp up. Getting a healthy dinner on the table can sometimes add more stress to the day. Nobody wants that! Keeping some frozen veggies on hand, along [...]

Chew The Facts™

Recent Tweets