Starbucks’ New Stuff Roundup

Starbucks’ New Stuff Roundup

“It’s time to start thinking of Starbucks for great food”. Or so says the promo material for the new La Boulange line of “artisanal pastries” being offered at the ubiquitous coffee shop. La Boulange Bakery is a San Francisco institution that has been serving up “fantastic brunches and healthful lunches” in the … Read more

Maybe Frightening Food Facts Work?

Maybe Frightening Food Facts Work?

A study published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicates that those calorie menu boards you see popping up at sit-down chain and fast food restaurants…they might actually be doing more than just making you feel bad about what you’re about to scarf … Read more

Thinking Outside the Bun

Thinking Outside the Bun

Time to lace up your jogging shoes for a run to the border. Taco Bell is getting set to launch its Doritos Locos Tacos on March 8. The taco features Doritos Nacho Cheese tortilla chips masquerading as a crunchy taco shell. Not exactly crazy, as the name implies – but just wild … Read more

Burger King’s Whole Grain Ciabatta Bun: Where’s the Fiber?

Burger King’s Whole Grain Ciabatta Bun: Where’s the Fiber?

By way of a press release, Burger King recently announced that its Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich will now be served on a ciabatta bun made with whole grains. While the new bun makes for a sandwich lower in calories, fat and sodium than the original – there’s not really any significant fiber boost. … Read more

Numero UNO! – Pizzeria Uno’s Five Grain Flatbreads

Numero UNO! – Pizzeria Uno’s Five Grain Flatbreads

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill is bringing a commendable high fiber option to the table. Uno’s Five Grain Flatbread Crust has 4 grams of fiber per approximate 300 calorie serving. The fiber in the Five Grain Flatbread comes from, well…..Five Grains: Stone ground whole wheat flour Hulled sesame seed Toasted wheat germ Oat … Read more

Red Quinoa Salad: Texas de Brazil Style

Red Quinoa Salad: Texas de Brazil Style

Quinoa is a pseudocereal – not exactly a whole grain or even a grass – that originates from the Andean area of South America. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has a unique combination of amino acids that makes it one of the very few non-animal based sources of complete protein. It’s also a great … Read more