The 10:1 Ratio for Choosing Whole Grains

The 10:1 Ratio for Choosing Whole Grains

Even whole-grain gurus have a tough time deciphering front of package whole-grain claims. With 34,000 new whole grain products introduced in 2012 (compared to just 264 in 2001), it has become increasingly difficult to determine just how different “made with whole grain” really is from “100% whole grain”. Now, from the Harvard … Read more

The Doctor is In!

The Doctor is In!

Doctor Kracker is at it again. Hot on the tails of their delicious high-fiber crispbreads (featured in a previous post here) comes a smaller, bite-sized snack, the Doctor Kracker Culinary Crisps. If you like Asiago cheese, you’ll love these! A 10-cracker serving gets you: 130 calories 2.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated) … Read more

The Return of Pressure Cookers in the Household

A basic pressure cooker with a simple regulator and an oval lid

While pressure cookers are thoroughly loved in the cooking industry, there are a few reservations for their use in household purposes. Incidents of explosions and mishandling have put a question mark on the reliability of this cooking ware. But how this danger slogan got attached to the perfectly fine cooking device and … 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

Pastorelli Pizza Crusts

Pastorelli Pizza Crusts

While high fiber pizza crusts are nothing new, Pastorelli Ultra Thin & Crispy 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Crusts certainly are. These delectable and, as the name says, “Ultra thin” crusts are a much-needed addition to the prepared pizza crust world! I picked up a packet of Pastorellis at World Market, and for … Read more

Ezekiel Bread: The Wheat Belly Antidote

Ezekiel Bread: The Wheat Belly Antidote

If you have a gut – it is trendy to be referring to it not as a gut, but rather as a “Wheat Belly”. The Wheat Belly craze – based on the eponymous diet book – claims (erroneously) that wheat-containing and processed foods made with wheat act like opiate drugs, promoting addictive … Read more

Cracklin’ Crack Down

Cracklin’ Crack Down

An inquisitive reader wrote to ask about one of her favorite cereals, Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran: “I’m concerned about my fiber intake and I have been eating Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran…is this a good source of fiber?” – Jamie from San Diego Great question Jamie! So, what about this Cracklin’ Oat Bran? … Read more

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

12 Fabulous Fiber Finds

Here are 12 fiber finds to check out: 1 – Pears – most fruits have 2-4 grams of fiber per serving, but a large pear clocks in at 7 grams. How to know when your pear is ready? “Check the neck” says USA Pears. 2 – Lentils – these powerful legumes are … Read more

Cutting Corners with Popcorners

Cutting Corners with Popcorners

Consumers are often surprised to learn that popcorn is a whole grain. That’s right, if you take away the liquid butter and seas of salt – popcorn is on its own, a wholesome, healthy snack. So then why put it in a chip? Well, the folks at Popcorners saw the potential to … Read more

Everything about Nopal

a mature edible nopal pad

Nopal cactus is indigenous to some Southwestern regions of the US and Mexico. It also goes by the name prickly pear cactus. This plant is mostly consumed when it is young, as it gets very hard when it matures. It is among the common ingredients in Mexican foods. This succulent plant is … Read more