Super Bowl Snack Makeover: Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

Super Bowl Snack Makeover: Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

Super bowl is almost here, meaning Americans are getting ready to get together, cheer…and gorge. This Super Bowl Sunday – why not lighten up your snack offerings with this quick and easy Buffalo Chicken Bites recipe? 3 super easy swaps make this recipe a fan favorite that’s delicious and not that bad … Read more

Smart Food Resolutions

Smart Food Resolutions

If you’re like more than 40% of Americans, chances are you’re going to be making at least one New Year’s resolution soon. But did you know that only 8% of New Year’s resolutions actually succeed? Here are some simple tips for making your Smart Food Resolutions STICK this New Year: Plan Ahead … 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

Ancient Grains Gobbledygook

Ancient Grains Gobbledygook

Ancient grains are having their day in the sun…and rightly so: grains like quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, and spelt are being “rediscovered” and lauded for their nutrition benefits and whole grain attributes. In their pure form, these whole grains are good sources of fiber, B vitamins and other minerals and nutrients. But as … Read more

Make Your Own Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Make Your Own Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Craving for the crunch of sweet potato chips but prefer them with no oil? Try making your own microwave sweet potato chips! It’s simple to make, yet deliciously impressive. Your family and friends won’t believe that you made it at home. It’s also a healthier alternative to those greasy potato chips you … 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

Snacking: Fruit is First

Snacking: Fruit is First

According to the market research firm NPD and their Snacking in America report, the top 3 snack foods in the US are: Fresh fruit Chocolate Potato chips That’s right people – fresh fruit beat out chocolate and potato chips as the most popular snack in America! More data from the report found … Read more

All You Need To Know About Sodium

a spoon full of salt

Sodium is an essential mineral required in our diet. It maintains many essential functions in the body. In this article, we will discuss everything about sodium, its health effects, and a low-sodium diet. Salt and Sodium Salt is a mixture of 40% sodium and 60% chloride. It is mainly of two types: … Read more

Everything about Pomelo

Pomelo tree in southern Vietnam

We can’t simply talk about healthy Asian citrus fruits without mentioning pomelo. Due to its size, in the scientific world, it is known as Citrus maxima or Citrus Grandis. This teardrop-shaped fruit, which is closely related to grapefruit, is as rich in juice as it is in history and benefits. Wondering how? … Read more

The Lovely – and Potentially Lethal – Lupini Bean

The Lovely – and Potentially Lethal – Lupini Bean

If you’re looking for a legume to enlighten your life – check out the Lupini Beans. Lupini beans – also called lupin – were prolific in the ancient Roman diets and in the countries of the Mediterranean region. Today, because of the labor intense process required to soak and detoxify the bitter … Read more