From grandmas to health mavens many claim breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What does the science say?
Not all breakfasts are created equal; make tweaks to your favorite breakfast to steps outside the traditional breakfast box.
As boring as it might seem, understanding safe food handling basics is vital to healthy food storage.
If you find yourself overwhelmed when rummaging through an overpacked cupboard, you might need a pantry makeover.
Is upcycling food just a trendy buzz or is it a legitimate way to reduce food waste?
Read our kitchen tips to help you to stop wasting food and keep money in your pocket.
Mindless snacking some common “snack” foods may leave you feeling hungry soon after. Read our top five smart snacking tips to avoid snaccidents!
How do you enjoy a sweet summer treat without the sugar bomb? Reach for fruit instead! These 6 summer fruit-inspired snacks with satisfy your sweet tooth without the added sugar.
Using barbecue smokers is all the buzz in the summer months. But are foods cooked in a smoker harmful to health?
Whether it’s blending vegetables or going full veg, here are creative ways to add plants to your grill.
Don’t be overwhelmed by the nut butter aisle – our dietitians break down the buzz on how to choose a nut (or seed) butter that’s healthy on the go.
Naturally sweetened by dates and loaded with almonds for extended energy, these bars are sure to satisfy when hunger strikes.
Whether it’s an airport terminal or highway rest stop, finding healthy food while on the road can be a challenge. Get our tips for eating well on the road.
Do you really need specialty sports drinks? Our sports dietitians break down hydration science.
Plain water isn’t the only healthy way to stay hydrated. Here are some fun and creative ways to help you meet your fluid needs.
Can the MIND Diet help your brain stay younger for longer?
Feeling down? Here are seven research-backed eating habits to improve your mood with food.
Are regenerative farming practices better for the ecosystem…and human health?
Growing your own vegetables is good for your mental (and physical) health.
Are high protein “alternative” flours healthier than traditional flours made from wheat
Don’t listen to the hype, it’s easy to get all the protein you need from plant sources.
From beet “brats” to smoked carrot “lox,” picking up vegetable butchery can provide a new twist on getting your vegetables.
Reduce narrow selective attention and expand your view on health
Do you actually need to take a multivitamin?
Synergize your slaw with iron-rich lentils and vitamin C packed tomatoes
Get the most health benefit with food pairings that synergize.
Celebrate a world of flavors with this quick guide to herb and spice combinations that work together to add yumminess to your plate.
Spices may have benefits beyond just the flavor bomb we crave — try your hand at ways to use these spices that may be new to you.
Get the most out of your day and give your brain a boost with these tahini, apricot, and sea salt energy bites made with fiber rich plant-proteins and healthy fats.
A quick internet search on how to be more productive results in more than 36 million (yes million!) articles. Whether you’re a working professional or a college student, figuring out how to be more productive in the limited hours you have each day may feel like a constant work in progress.
“Nootropics” — the latest in pills, powders, and potions — claim to increase mental focus.
Research shows that our gut microbiome — the community of bacteria that reside in our digestive tract, primarily the small intestine — is linked to everything from acne and eczema to diabetes and a strong immune system.
Most of us have heard of pre- and probiotics, but there’s a new kid on the block, known as postbiotics, that’s showing a lot of promise in the scientific community.
Choosing foods that best support your health and well-being may feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Achieving a healthy relationship with food and feeling like your best self can be done with these three strategies.
Set yourself up to maintain changes in a healthy way.
Tuning into your sense while eating is one way to be a more intuitive eater. Learn the simple technique of mindful eating and the impact it can have on creating a healthy relationship with food.
Today’s food environment may be making you hungry even when your body is telling your brain it’s full. Retrain your body to listen to hunger cues and eat what you need, when you need it.
Forgo food rules and reclaim your body’s innate ability to signal what foods you need, when you need them, and how much you need.
Could magnesium be the magical new (natural) sleep aid that will give us more restful nights?
Diet quality affects sleep quality — and in turn your health. If you’re struggling to get adequate sleep, try these eating tips.
Most of us experience a host of challenges to our wellness goals during the holidays. We’re crunched for time, (maybe) stressing over how to navigate gatherings, shopping, and other activities. Consider these tips for navigating the holidays nutritiously.
The holiday season can be overwhelming — don’t let your food choices contribute to the stress. Use these 5 food tips to stay on everyone’s nice list.
If you rely on butter, white flour, and sugar as the base of all your desserts, you’re missing an opportunity to add nutrients and unique flavor combinations. Learn more about baking swaps.
Tis the season — and what better way to show you care than to give gifts that promote physical and emotional well-being.
Consider giving your menus a healthier twist by putting plants first! You can still enjoy the comfort foods associated with the holidays while incorporating a more plant-forward approach.
Substituting oat milk in your favorite recipes is a quick way to reduce your reliance on animals with minimal impact on flavor.
We challenge you to educate yourself about decreasing salt intake and take steps to lower sodium in your diet.
Don’t rely on caffeine to make it through the day — five ways to boost energy naturally.
Looking to decrease stress and increase energy levels? Adaptogens to the rescue — or so they claim. Find out if these various substances can really help your body “adapt.”
Gone are the days of boring steamed broccoli or boiled Brussels sprouts as the way to cook your vegetables. It’s time to get creative in the kitchen.
Eating a healthy plant-based or plant-forward diet is as simple as adjusting the amount of meat you consume while enjoying a wide variety of plants.
The number of people with food allergies and intolerances is on the rise and most of us know someone who’s affected. Take a moment to learn how you can support their safety.
Brush up on the basics of how to store and reheat foods safely.
In a world where we’re constantly on the go, sitting at the table for a meal with family or friends might feel like a bit of a luxury but taking a break and eating with others offers many benefits.
Don’t let burnout keep you from a home-cooked meal. Here are tips to cure even the worst cases of cooking burnout.
Are you experiencing a curve in your (life’s) road? Instead of letting change derail you, put these simple strategies in place to set yourself up for success.
What is self care, actually? It can be different for everyone, but at its core self care is about making your health a priority.
Can we eat away our problems? Bringing awareness to the issue of invasive species.
The foods we eat affect our carbon footprint. Learn what you can do to curb your impact.
Can we eat away our problems? Bringing awareness to the issue of invasive species.
Chickpeas are nutritional powerhouses that can be used in many options beyond hummus. They’re finally getting their time to shine.
Can food really affect our emotions? Dive into the science of being “hangry.”
Although snacking is perfectly healthy and a great way to hold off hunger, it can easily become a habit out of necessity. Make a plan to snack smart!
Take time to enjoy the fresh air while grilling up some new plant-forward favorites.
It’s easy to let your healthy habits slide as you go into relaxation mode, but you don’t have to miss out on the flavors of summer to stay on track.
Flavored “fancy” waters can shake up your hydration game, right?
Foods and beverages affect hydration in different ways, depending on factors such as water content and other ingredients. Use this quick guide to determine how your food or beverage choices affect hydration.
The connection between food and healthy aging has been well-established. More recently though, scientists have found a relationship between certain foods and how the brain functions even beyond early development in children.
Sunshine? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Vitamin D? Check…out the latest buzz to learn about sunscreen and its role in your body’s intake of Vitamin D.
Flexitarian, sometimes vegetarian, plant-forward, omnivore who likes plant-based meals — whatever you want to call such a diet (or not), eating some vegetarian or vegan meals benefits your health and the environment.
Just like professional athletes, fueling with the right foods can make a difference, but the approach may be a little more relaxed.
Nutrition is just as important for mental performance as it is for physical. See if you can gain a competitive edge by properly fueling for esports.
You don’t have to be a vegetarian or vegan to reap the benefits of plant-based eating. There are no rules when it comes to adding plant-based meals to your routine — choose what works for you.
It can be hard to decipher between sound advice and a total time waster. (Not to mention, wallet buster.) There are a few simple ways to weed out the good advice.
Is choosing sugar-, gluten-, dairy-free, or other free-from foods a fast track to healthy eating?
Building and maintaining healthy habits in the face of life’s curveballs can be very challenging. Use this formula for tiny changes that add up.
Can the emerging nutrition science of nutrigenomics help guide health professionals to more personalized wellness recommendations?
Turns out, the secret to health and wellness may be a “choose-your-own adventure” story. Learn more about how you can personalize your plate for sustainable changes to dietary behavior.
Pulses have taken over the snack aisle with better-for-you options, and we are here for it.
When New Year’s Resolutions have a (sad) history of failure, why do we keep attempting sweeping changes? Perhaps setting your sights on something smaller will lead to bigger results in the long run.
A non-diet approach to wellness using the mind-body connection to listen and respond to your body’s needs.
Nutrition can be “right” in many different ways — take time to learn what may work for your unique needs.
Are you cooking to meet a range of dietary needs in your household? Try this simple salad that includes plenty of leafy greens and lean protein with a punch of flavor from quick homemade chimichurri – all “approved” on many popular diets.
Kitchen Clutter – can you Marie Kondo your way to a better diet?
A hybrid of the words “flexible” and “vegetarian,” this low rules pattern of eating uses vegetarianism as the base of all meals and allows you to flex by occasionally adding meat or fish to your meal.
The Mediterranean Diet has gained national media attention for many years and is regularly cited as one of the healthiest diets to follow.
Once a diet used primarily in clinical settings as part of a treatment plan for children with epilepsy, the ketogenic diet (aka “keto”) has become mainstream for tackling anything from weight loss to migraines.
The Whole 30Ⓡ Program has become a popular way to “reset” or kick-start a wellness journey — whether it’s to gain more energy or finally kick your sugar-after-every-meal habit.
Counting macronutrients (or “macros”) has been a popular dieting tactic in bodybuilding groups for years. However, recently the amped-up version of calorie counting has gone mainstream.
Intermittent fasting (IF) ― a way of eating that includes set periods of eating and not eating ― has caught on as a possible weight and health management tactic.
Is nutritional yeast that secret ingredient you might be missing in your plant-based recipes?
What’s the Buzz? Can herbal supplements “boost” immunity? What Does the Science Say? Consumer searches on supplements to boost immunity have spiked in the past few months, and not surprisingly,...
While you can’t completely avoid germs, there are many ways to amp up your immune system so your body is ready to fight back.
Let’s be real: When life gets overwhelming, it’s much easier to reach for a candy bar than it is a bowl of vegetables.
Is your Halloween feeling a little more “boo hoo” than “boo!” this year? Here’s a fun activity to do with any kids in your life — and that includes your...
Served hot off the stove for dinner or enjoyed cold the next day, this dish is a real winner. The butternut squash delivers a healthy dose of fiber and antioxidants while the wild rice and hazelnuts lend a delightful chewy and nutty texture.
Bone broth ─ a miracle superfood to help keep you well ─ or just another crock of soup?
No time to cook? Making healthy, satisfying dinners can be as easy as filling a sheet pan and then sitting back and relaxing.
As some areas of the country start to open up, eating out (safely) may be back on the table. Here are a few things to look for when eating away from home.
Understand how calories, nutrients, portion sizes, and having a plan play a role in helping you to achieve a healthy relationship with food
Toasting quinoa (or any whole grain) brings a subtle nutty flavor to any dish. Paired with cauliflower, you have a vegetable- and protein-packed twist on a dish traditionally made with bulgur.
We’ve been told for decades that how much you weigh — or more specifically the ratio of your weight to height, known as body mass index (BMI) — is a predictor of your health.
Banish the boxed and premade sauces by making your own to boost nutrition and freshness.
Eating a balanced diet is a win for long term health and a foundation for total wellness, but can healthy eating be taken too far?
The Paleo Diet initially gained its popularity with CrossFit enthusiasts, but is now a mainstream diet with a fervent following.
Start a meal with a warm cup of soup and reap the benefits. This filling, hot, fiber-loaded soup will help curb your appetite, which can help with portion control.
It’s that time of year again, when the pressure mounts to stockpile gifts, plan holiday meals and treats, and attend office and friends’ parties.
Equipped to satisfy all of your pesky cravings, this snack is colorful, full of texture, and easy to make. Can’t get your hands on a persimmon? No worries, a nice red pear can take its place.
Homemade vinaigrettes are easy to make and can add amazing flavor to your dishes. Try them for salad dressing, marinades, dips, and sauces!
If you ever feel like eating healthy is a strain on your wallet, you’re not alone. Between $10 green juices and $8 bags of kale chips, it can feel like healthy food has become a luxury good.
What’s the buzz? Coconut aminos are the healthier, umami-rich alternative to soy sauce that influencers say you should be putting on everything. What does the science say? Made from a...
With luscious, nutty crema-style sauce, roasted pepper flavor, and bright crunch, this vegan dish is about the “haves” and not about the “have nots.”
If you don’t already appreciate cabbage for its immune and gut health-boosting properties, then love it transformed into this charred, tender, deliciously dressed-up version of itself.
Is there anything better than fresh tomatoes for a late summer meal? Flavor is just one of the 5 reasons to eat seasonally.
This creative take on a wrap uses fresh, raw green leaves in place of a tortilla along with ingredients you might already have on hand for a seasonal, whole food boost to your day.
I feel like I’m a pretty savvy grocery shopper. I know the dirty little secrets behind labels like “fat-free” and “sugar-free.” Are there others I should be looking out for?...
Good marketing, combined with the number of nutrition supplements available on the market, may have you wondering if it’s possible to ditch eating a healthy diet and, instead, get the nutrients you need from pills and powders.
Forget boring salads. Fresh figs, bright mint, spicy watercress, and walnuts come together to form a gorgeous salad that takes under 10 minutes to make.
A recent study found that eating “white meat” has the same effect on cholesterol as red meat. But what does the science say?
Green smoothies, green juice, and “shots” of greens are a go-to breakfast, snack, or post-workout drink for many health enthusiasts.
Natural sugars like honey, maple syrup, agave, and coconut sugar are better for you than table sugar. Or are they?
Americans are consuming nearly 150 pounds of added sugar per year — that’s approximately 42 teaspoons per day!
If you never thought about grilling your fruit it’s time to start. When fruit is placed on the grill it caramelizes and its flavor intensifies.
Celery-juice aficionados swear that a morning glass will soothe, slenderize, and make your skin radiant.
Creamy, made without major allergens, and oh-so-satisfying, this plant-forward version of a mushroom risotto includes shiitake mushrooms and green tea for an interesting spin on a comforting classic.
Anti-inflammatory has become a buzzword in the wellness world in recent years. Why are we all so obsessed with fighting inflammation?
Poaching can feel intimidating, but it’s actually a quite simple cooking technique. Make this beautifully poached wild salmon in minutes to serve over whole wheat pasta and vegetables, all by itself, or even on a sandwich the next day.
Nightshades are vegetables with a shady reputation that some say you should avoid.
Caffeinated beverages hinder hydration — or do they? What does the science say?
The sustainable and deliciously flavorful fish that you didn’t know you loved, mackerel’s omega-3 fatty acids are brain boosting and satisfying.
Beet juice is the latest ergogenic aid guaranteed to take you to your next personal record or big win. Does it really work?
Many energy bars come with a long list of ingredients and high dose of sugar. Skip the uncertainty and make your own. Naturally sweetened by dates and loaded with almonds for extended energy, these bars are sure to satisfy when hunger strikes.
Eggs: one minute they’re in, the next minute they’re out
The foods you choose can make a difference, so go further with this interesting twist on a seasonal salad using flavorful and bold blood oranges, peppery shaved radish, and savory black olives.
Moringa is the latest must-have green powder for health food–obsessed folks.
Tofu is transformed with the beautiful aromatic flavor of za’atar, a popular spice mix throughout the Middle East. If so inclined, swap out the spring vegetables for those more seasonal to your location.
What’s the buzz? Is eating “clean” the golden ticket to health and happiness? What does the science say? Search for #cleaneating on Instagram or Twitter and you’ll get several million...
Dark leafy greens are an antioxidant-loaded nutrient powerhouse. Combine them with hearty lentils and buttery delicata squash for a soup that is bright, healthful, and pleasing to the taste buds.
What’s the buzz? Coconut oil is a vital pantry staple that is good for everything. However the science says not so fast!
Good fat, bad fat, no fat, low-fat, butter, margarine, olive oil — is your head spinning yet?
The carnivore diet (aka “no carb” to the extreme) is the latest magnet for those that love meat and fear carbs.
Oats aren’t the only breakfast-friendly grain. Wheat berries add a sweet, nutty, and satisfying bite to your otherwise average oatmeal.
When it comes to getting healthy, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, nutrition and what we eat is at the forefront of wellness. But what if we told you that’s only part of the picture?
Cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy this hearty nutrient-loaded soup. Before taking your first spoonful, take a mindful moment to smell the deep aromas and hint of paprika as the steam warms your face.
What’s the buzz? Food as medicine could not be more true for the inflammation-busting spice turmeric. What does the science say?
With hearty farro and fiber-loaded vegetables, this recipe promises to “squash” your hunger. Concerned about bitter kale? Don’t fret, the sherry vinegar will cut the bitterness and leave nothing but luscious greens.
Skim milk is out — and cream-top yogurts and whole-milk lattes are in.
When most of us think of vegetables, we see visions of ruby red beets and vibrant carrots roasting in the oven, or forests of tree-like broccoli stalks waiting to be steamed or stir-fried. But, what about those feathery carrot tops or deep green beet or broccoli leaves?
Don’t toss those leaves! Celery, carrot, and cauliflower leaves are actually edible and add a pop of flavor to your meal. Use them in place of greens like in this celery and cauliflower leaf salad.
What’s the buzz? Drinking vinegars are today’s hottest healthy mocktail. What does the science say? Also referred to as “shrubs” or “tonics,” drinking vinegars were popular during the Prohibition Era,...
What’s the buzz? Jackfruit tastes like meat but is way better for you. What does the science say? Jackfruit is a plant relative of the fig — though with a...
What’s the buzz? Tapping into probiotic-filled kombucha is good for your gut. What does the science say? Kombucha is a fermented tea drink brewed with black or green tea, sugar,...
Carbs are often at the center of controversy when discussing diet trends. New studies look at the relationship between carbohydrate consumption and overall health and well-being.
Hummus lovers, raise your hands! We’ve got a new dip for you. Roasted eggplant and garlic come together to create a smoky, savory dip that will have you craving more.
The bright flavor of lemon pairs well with the spiciness of cinnamon in this fiber-rich salad packed with heart-healthy fats found in sunflower seeds and olive oil.
The change of seasons always feels like a good time to reflect and renew any wellness goals, doesn’t it? But it can also mean a shift in your daily routine.
The buzz is the powdered versions of nut butters are “better for you” than the real thing, but what does the science say?
The nuttiness of barley pairs beautifully with juicy cucumber, savory seaweed, and toasted sesame. Although underappreciated in the U.S., sea vegetables like wakame provide satisfying umami flavor and are more nutrient-dense than land vegetables.
Does microwaving food reduce its nutritional value? Is there a cooking method that best preserves the nutrients in food?
Backyard barbecues, pool parties, picnics in the park, and trips to the ice cream shop — ahh, the signs of summer! Between a calendar full of festive occasions and the whirlwind of summertime travel, it’s easy to let your healthy habits slide.
Tender cauliflower rice, sautéed in a savory blend of cumin, onions, and tomato, leaves your mouth with a spicy flavor that calls for a summer celebration.
Can you drink too much kombucha? Should I be worried about the sugar and caffeine content, or about consuming too many probiotics?
What’s the buzz? Natural sugars like honey, maple syrup, agave, and coconut sugar are better for you than table sugar. Or are they? What does the science say? We have...
What’s the buzz? You’ll now get a side of calorie information with your burger and fries in many restaurants. What do the law and the science say? Not so fast....
What’s the buzz? Food-sensitivity blood tests can save you from exposure to harmful ingredients. But could they be needlessly limiting your food choices? What does the science say? Awareness around...
Imagine a table filled with freshly caught fish topped with bright green herbs, platters of vibrantly colored vegetables, and a simple bulgur salad lightly tossed in a fragrant citrus and olive oil dressing. Sitting around that table are your closest family and friends, breathing in the sea air and lingering over the meal with great conversation and lots of laughter. Sounds like vacation, right? For those living near the Mediterranean Sea, this is just a typical evening.
What’s the buzz? Eating like people in the globe’s “Blue Zones” could be the secret to a long, happy, and healthy life. What does the science say? The Blue Zones®...
Antioxidant-loaded beets are transformed with a quick-pickle that lends a sharp, yet sweet flavor. Served over a fresh frisée salad and sprinkled generously with pistachio dust, this salad is healthful, full of flavor, and may just look too pretty to eat. The smoky pistachio dust is adapted from Ripe: A Fresh Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule
What is chicory root fiber? Can it make a brownie good for you?
Maximizing the benefits of working out includes choosing the right foods to fuel up and recover quickly after all that effort!
What’s the buzz? Carb cycling is the latest go-to diet to boost athletic performance and burn fat. What does the science say? As the primary fuel for our muscles and...
What’s the buzz? The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay — a.k.a. the MIND Diet — will help your brain stay younger for longer. What does the science say? It’s well...
What are hemp hearts — and are they good for you?
What’s the buzz? Choosing whole foods instead of focusing on numbers could be your ticket to weight loss, says new study What does the science say? Last month a study...
Should I be taking a daily multivitamin?
What’s the buzz? Dairy is mooooving over for plant-based milks in many people’s diets. What does the science say? The days of soy milk as the only cow’s milk alternative...
Should I be taking a daily multivitamin?
What’s the buzz? Bee pollen may relieve a variety of health problems, including seasonal allergies and low energy. What does the science say? Bee pollen is a nutrition supplement touted...
What’s the buzz? The food additive carrageenan may cause a variety of health problems. What does the science say? Carrageenan is an food additive made from seaweed that is commonly...
When talking about heart disease prevention, often the focus is on what you shouldn’t eat: red meat, cheese, salt, too much alcohol. While removing these foods from your diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, emphasizing what you can add to your plate to better your heart is just as important – and a lot more fun.
New to sardines? Don’t knock ‘em til you try ‘em. Learn to love this heart-healthy fish by mixing with creamy avocado, lemon zest, and smoked paprika for a flavorful light lunch or hearty snack.
I’ve heard that eating a “beige diet” isn’t good for you. What color is the healthiest?
Leverage the magic of spaghetti squash this new year for a nutrient-dense approach to healthy eating! Savory strings of squash topped with vibrant melted leeks will bring a new “lower calorie, but not lower flavor” spin to your pasta nights.
What’s the deal with collagen? Is it just another trend, or should I actually be seeking it out?
Salad for breakfast? We should have said: Salad! Yes, for breakfast! Warm, satisfying, and super-fast, this breakfast, brunch, or lunch dish is interesting, but so comforting you’ll forget it’s low calorie. Pair with avocado toast, grapefruit, and hot coffee or tea for a complete meal.
What’s the buzz? Hot pink is the new green (smoothie). What does the science say? The vivid pink smoothie bowls that have taken over your Instagram feed get their eye-popping...
What’s the buzz? New blood pressure guidelines mean nearly half of Americans now have high blood pressure. What does the science say? Last month, the American College of Cardiology (ACC),...
What’s the buzz? New “light” avocados could mean indulging in #avocadotoast more often What does the science say? There are more than 6 million photos tagged #avocado on Instagram. Whether...
I hear that soy contains estrogen and too much of it can cause cancer. Is it safe to consume?
Meat and dairy are two of the biggest dietary contributors to the environmental impact of an omnivore’s diet.
It is well established that the billions of bacteria that reside in your gut are important for digestive health. In recent years, though, scientists have discovered that the state of health in your gut may be a window into your overall health status and risk for certain diseases down the road.
Probiotics have gotten a lot of attention in recent years as helping lay a foundation for a healthy gut. They’ve infiltrated their way into our grocery stores, and supplement makers may have you wondering if a little probiotic pill is the secret to feeling great.
What’s the buzz? Everyone’s talking about getting funky with your food. Is it really that good for you — and is it safe? What does the science say? Lots of...
If you’re not already eating fermented foods, what are you waiting for? Good for your gut and made with just a few ingredients, sauerkraut is a good place to start. Use it to top a grain bowl, tacos, a bean burger, or try one of the many other suggestions made below.
Going vegetarian (or vegan) one, two or all meals per week is no longer just for your most on-the-fringe friends.
Go vegan for dinner tonight and try this grilled tofu recipe! The peanut-coconut sauce will unleash an umami flavor (the 5th taste we crave) and quickly become a favorite.
From iceberg to kale — what’s the nutritional value of in-between greens?
Once found only in small health food stores, sprouted grains and legumes are now infiltrating large chain-grocery store aisles. Their packages often carry health claims and buzz words but are they true?
In recent years, grains have been quite the controversial food category. From books like “Wheat Belly” or “Grain Brain” to popular diets that eliminate grains like Whole 30 and The Paleo Diet, it may seem like grains are the cause of all health problems. For most people, however, whole grains are part of a healthy diet.
What is the ketogenic diet, and are there benefits to following it?
What’s the buzz? Bugs with benefits: Are crickets the new perfect protein? What does the science say? While insects are a regular part of many people’s diets around the world,...
The combination of crunchy pistachios, nutty coconut, and spicy cardamom, brightened up by fresh mint, provide a wonderful punch of flavors. As simple as it is delicious, the thin slices of eggplant create shell-like structure, turning each into a bite-sized treat.
What’s the Buzz? Açai is a deep-purple wonder food that’s the coolest new food trend (literally). What Does the Science Say? Açai (ah-sigh-ee) is a dark purple tropical fruit native...
Long, care-free days by the pool, popsicles, and bare feet — don’t you wish summer days could stretch into infinity?
In recent years, sugar has been deemed a major contributor to our nation’s obesity crisis, along with other health conditions. It’s true that added sugars add empty calories to one’s diet, and few of us need more of those!
What’s the buzz? Monk fruit sugar is the newest zero-calorie sweetener to have dieters salivating. What does the science say? Monk fruit, also referred to as “lo han guo,” is...
Forget what you know about soup. This watermelon gazpacho is a little sweet, a little savory, served cold — and is extremely refreshing. The watermelon makes it perfect for keeping hydrated on a hot summer day.
I’ve read that grilled or blackened foods are unhealthy and can even cause cancer. Is this true?
Eating a variety of colorful plant foods not only adds variety and texture to each meal, it has been linked to reduced risk of chronic disease, better aging, and general health and wellness.
Although readily available year-round, seasonal green beans really take the spotlight. For a quick and easy lunch or side dish, fresh green beans are blanched to retain their beautiful vibrant color and are paired with chopped hard-boiled eggs and briny olives.
I’ve heard that humans aren’t meant to digest dairy and that it’s the root of many gut problems. Do I really have to give it up?
Going “gluten-free” may seem like the trendy thing to do right now, but for some people avoiding gluten it’s the only effective treatment for their health condition.
For our guests with gluten-related disorders or those avoiding gluten for other reasons, we offer “made without gluten-containing ingredient” options.
Beautifully flavored with garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, and a splash of vinegar, these greens prove you don’t need to add more salt in order to create more flavor.
Whether you’re gearing up for an upcoming race, training for college athletics, or just enjoying a long bike ride, fueling your body is key to performing and feeling your best both during and after exercise.
When it comes to cancer, the stats are scary — one in two men and one in three women will get cancer sometime in their life. While that reality is daunting, don’t let it make you feel powerless.
Imagine cozying up on the couch on a cold day with a steaming cup of tea — just the thought of that is relaxing, isn’t it?
Green tea – it’s not just a hot beverage anymore! You’ll see it worked into ice creams, baked goods and here, in a noodle. Paired with heart healthy fish and a kick of heat – enjoy your “tea” in a different way with this green tea noodle dish.
Happy New Year! A fresh, new year, full of promise, resplendent with opportunity…rife with anxiety. Let’s admit it: Many of the resolutions we all set in the New Year are goals we set every year.
Colorful vegetables tossed together with fresh mint, toasted cashews, and dried fruit give this salad a pop of all the right things! If you feel like you need an immune boost, this recipe is for you.
Steamed broccoli is so boring, and you just can’t look at another salad. You’re about ready to smother your vegetables in butter and cheese and call it a day. Does this sound familiar?
We take food allergies seriously. Our menu items are prepared from scratch in our kitchens each day using the freshest, highest quality selections available seasonally and regionally. As a result,...
Research shows that when comparing dietary patterns that work for weight management, there is one commonality: they emphasize whole foods and include lots of plants.
Making smart nutrition choices starts with an understanding of the basics.
While much focus in health-related media is placed on combating obesity, being underweight is also considered unhealthy.
The workplace can be one of the biggest saboteurs of eating healthy. It’s where many of us spend the majority of our days, and from working lunches, office candy jars, and celebrations, it’s easy for unwanted calories to sneak in without even realizing it. Pair that with a sedentary desk job and you have a recipe for packing on extra pounds.
Portion sizes have quadrupled in the past 50 years, and it’s not because we need to eat more.
For most, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight involves lifestyle modifications of healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior changes such as managing stress and getting enough sleep.
Learning to cook with herbs and spices not only expands your culinary repertoire, it’s also a great way to boost flavor without adding salt.
The average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day, which translates into almost 300 extra calories. Most of this sugar comes from soda and other sweetened beverages. So how much is too much?
From holiday parties and family celebrations to shopping trips and end-of-semester traditions, the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can feel like one marathon celebration. Pair that with all of the tempting holiday foods and drinks that are everywhere you turn, and it’s easy to see how the average American gains between one to five pounds during the holiday season – many of which unfortunately will stick around after the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
It has been well established that plant foods are part of a healthy diet.