The Skinny on Potato Skins

The Skinny on Potato Skins

Carb smart consumers know when you’re sizing up starchy foods, “If it’s white…walk away!” We’re talking white bread, white rice, white pasta, white crackers…and then someone inevitably asks, “But what about white potatoes?” For many fiber fans, white potatoes are the exception to the walk away from white foods rule. In fact, … Read more

Guide to Healthy Holiday Eating

A random shot of different vegetables

Holidays are meant to be relaxing and entertaining. While you indulge yourself in festivities and events, you are bound to become a bit careless about your weight and intake. People work on themselves the entire year and intake all sorts of diets to help them lose weight and stay healthy at the … Read more

Pulses Can Be Beneficial To Reduce LDL

green pulses

Studies have proved that pulses are associated with lower LDL. But before going into details, it is essential to know about LDL and pulses. Pulses Pulses (members of the legume family) are dried edible seeds, which are also known as grain legumes. There are 11 varieties of pulses, recognized by the United … Read more

Everything about Sprouted Grains

Mixed bean sprouts (shoots)

Healthy eating is a lifestyle: you start eating wholesome and healthy foods while also informing yourself on several things about organic food items and how they are grown. You start skimming down the list of ingredients in various packaged foods, such as bread. Of the numerous healthy items you can include in … Read more

Almonds: A Satiating Snack

a bunch of almonds

Almonds are the edible seeds from almond trees, namely Prunusdulcis. They are among the world’s most popular dry fruits. Almonds are native to the Middle East, dominantly Iran and surrounding countries, but they are widely cultivated in the United States. Many people consider almonds a nut, but they are seeds. The almonds … Read more

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cutting carbs with cauliflower is a great way to enjoy your favorite foods at a fraction of the calories. Carb lovers can cut calories by adding creamed cauliflower to mashed potatoes, and even riced cauliflower to flour for baking. But pizza crust? I had heard about cauliflower’s extender power when it came … Read more

International Year of Quinoa

International Year of Quinoa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated 2013 as the International Year of Quinoa. Heralded for its unique nutritional properties and environmental adaptability, the UN is positioning this cereal-like grain as a key player in the global fight against hunger and food insecurity. With its tag line, “Quinoa, … Read more