Handy dandy reference for fiber-rich foods

My handy dandy protein post (see that post here – click me) was well received so I decided to do a similar post except this time on fiber. I took the liberty of putting together another little reference guide above.Shockingly, research has shown that only 5% of the population is meeting their fiber needs. 5%!!!…

Handy dandy little reference for protein rich foods

After watching a webinar last week discussing protein, I was inspired to put together this handy dandy little reference which summarizes protein content in protein-rich foods. I did my best to include both lean protein sources as well as vegetarian sources: So what is protein and why is it so important? Proteins are molecules made…

Breaking down MyPlate

So I have to say I’m a bit torn on how I feel about MyPlate. I find it to be a great visual but the regular graphic (which typically only showcases the upper half of the graphic above) lacks in information. I like this extended version of the graphic because it provides a bit more…

Stickers stickers everywhere…

So I am sure you all have noticed those stickers on produce. You know those annoying ones that we all pretty much ignore until it comes time to eat the produce. Then we struggle with trying to get the sticker off. Well, I’m here to tell you NOT to ignore those stickers. They actually provide…

Powerup with these power foods

I feel like superhero music should be playing in the background. Here, this will do: Just play your favorite superhero music whenever you go to eat. Will make you feel much more powerful ๐Ÿ˜‰ ok, so that was a bit of a blast from the past for me. Anybody else remember that show? or the…

milk…scratch that -> Calcium does a body good

Calcium is a very important mineral that the body needs in order to build and maintain bone mass. However, in order to get all of the benefits from calcium, you need to make sure you consume enough vitamin D as well.Vitamin D helps the body absorb both calcium and phosphorus, both of which are minerals…

Watermelon: the official mascot of summer

Whenever I see watermelon, I just think of summer. For me, it has become the mascot of summer. So what better way to kick off the summer than to write about how to make the most of your watermelon. Watermelon 411 The great thing about watermelon is that it is only 46 calories per cup…

Using leftover to save money & avoid waste

I did a post on something like this awhile back (that post can be found here ->;; Eating Health on a Budget). But I came across some great tips for ways to use various leftover foods and thought I would share. So first of all, if you do have leftovers – plan to use them…

Be nice to your arteries: know your cholesterol and fat

So in this note I wanted to discuss the role of fats and cholesterol. When most people hear “fat” or “cholesterol” they cringe away from it because it’s usually associated with bad things. But cholesterol and the right types of fats have a very beneficial effect on the body. First off, cholesterol is not necessarily…