Give Your Pizza a Flatout Facelift

Give Your Pizza a Flatout Facelift

If you think fat and flour when you think of pizza – think again. I recently tried Flatout Flat Breads as an alternative to pizza crust, thanks in part to a generous sample package sent by Flatouts coupled with a hankering for some healthy pizza. Pizza can be a nutritious delivery vehicle … Read more

White Bread Wiggles Out of Trouble

White Bread Wiggles Out of Trouble

A new study published in the online edition of Nutrition Reviews concludes that eating up to 50% of your grains from refined grain sources does not significantly increase disease risk. The review article, entitled “Evaluation of the evidence between consumption of refined grains and health outcomes” looked at 135 articles published on … Read more

An Introduction to Kefir

With the growing awareness about important healthy foods, it’s no surprise that people are taking more interest in options like kefir. This might not yet be a staple in an American diet, but it’s worth learning about for the different taste and health benefits. About Kefir Kefir usually refers to a sort … Read more

Everything about Cassava

A cassava tuber in cross-section

Cassava (Manihotesculenta) is also known by many other names, such as yuca, mandioca, manioc, agbeli, macaxeira, and aipim. It belongs to the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, and is native to South America. Cassava is a woody shrub that is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical land as an annual crop. It is conventionally … Read more

Health Benefits of Bulgur Wheat

Bulgur Salad

Bulgur, also known as broken wheat or ala, is an edible cereal grain, which is prepared from cracked and dried wheat – mostly durum wheat but also from the other wheat varieties. Bulgur wheat is quick to make since it is partially cooked. The consistency of bulgur is similar to quinoa or … Read more

The King of Whole Wheat Flours

The King of Whole Wheat Flours

If you like to bake and are interested in experimenting with some unique, higher fiber flours – check out King Arthur Flours. King Arthur is one of the most well-loved lines of whole wheat flour products. The basics you can get in any grocery store – but for some of the more … Read more

Is Gluten-Free Good for Me?

Is Gluten Free Good for Me?

Have you noticed the evolution of food labels? Today, we all have different kinds of labels to look out for, like organic, vegan, GMO-free, gluten-free, and more. Going gluten-free is one of the biggest health trends for the past decade, so consumers are asking, “What’s wrong with gluten, and do we need … Read more

Top 15 High-Fiber Foods You Should Consume

Dried kidney beans

Fiber is a word used for plant-based foods (vegetables, grains, beans, fruits, and nuts) and is not broken down by the body. It moves through the body undigested, eases the bowel motion, keeps the digestive system healthy and clean, and flushes harmful carcinogens and cholesterol out of your body. Fiber, called roughage, … Read more