What’s in Your Pantry?

Lately, it’s been a challenge getting groceries from supermarkets, but many of us already have a mini grocery store in our home…our pantry!   Having a well-stocked pantry makes it easier to cook meals at home, especially when we’re out of fresh ingredients. There is no magic number of items you should have in your pantry, …

Healthy Holiday Swaps

‘Tis the season when many look forward to enjoying favorite ‘once a year’ holiday foods. Here are some tips and healthy swaps you can follow for reducing sugar, fat and calories that will not deprive you of the foods you’ve been longing for all year.  Photo by Any Lane on Pexels.com Appetizer Swaps  Swap out …

Go With Your Gut

Your colon or large intestine is home to about four pounds of bacteria that enter your system from food and the environment, many of which are “good” bacteria that are vital to your health. Emerging research shows that these probiotics help improve digestion and absorption of foods and nutrients. Probiotics can also activate your immune …

Plant-based Protein: The Newest Trending Nutrient

I recently attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo to hear about emerging nutrition research and trends in foods. Dozens of vendors promoted plant-based protein products, which came in the form of shakes, bars, powders, pastas, and more. When walking through the massive exhibit hall, it was clear that …