Most often associated with Italian cookery, fennel’s sweet-anise, licorice-like flavor adds a unique dimension to soups, salads, sautés, braises and desserts. The seeds, the leaves, the celery-like stalks and the bulb of this herb plant can all be used in cooking.
If we step back and take in the big picture on nutrition, food and our relationship to eating, the human body looks like a miniature version of the universe— everything happening in the external world is also happening within us.
Myriad studies have shown that skipping breakfast is one of the worst ways to try to lose weight or maintain optimal health. But it can be a real challenge to find healthy breakfast fare that doesn’t need to be cooked and can be transported as you and the kids rush out the door each morning.
Here are a few fast but healthy breakfast suggestions from the editors at Consumer Reports o...
Sales of foods with “protein” on the label are skyrocketing, and new product launches of high-protein foods are soaring (Stagnito Media 2013). American shoppers want more protein in everything from cereals to snack foods, but in a society where protein intake is already adequate, are consumers getting too much of a good thing?
Nutrition and fitness professionals trumpeting the weight-loss and muscle-building benefits of dietary protein are instrumental in educating consumers hungry for information about the type, amount and timing needed for optimal health.
Your clients’ best intentions for healthy eating during the week can be easily derailed if they haven’t thought through a plan. While it’s not always possible for clients to anticipate every curve ball that might get hurled their way, here are a few simple strategies from Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, that take only 8 minutes of focused time each week.
Getting back into the swing of a busy work and school routine can make it challenging for families to put together a home-cooked dinner most nights. And then there is the common misconception that cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients is more expensive than getting take-out.newsletter_teaser: Getting back into the swing of a busy work and school routine can make it challenging for families to put together a home-cooked dinner most nights. Learn some tried and true tips from food celebrity Melissa d'Arabian that will make your job easier.
Are you in the mood for love?
If you’re planning a romantic picnic or dinner to share with that special someone this Valentine’s Day (or anytime), you may want to pick up a few of the so-called “aphrodisiac” foods in the following list.
Holiday treats may have seriously derailed your clients' healthy eating intentions. In an effort to get things back on track, here are some mouth-watering recipes sure to please the palate. Offering optimum flavor, presentation and nutritional value, these dishes are so delicious you will probably adopt them as go-to treats.newsletter_teaser: Holiday treats may have seriously derailed your clients' healthy eating intentions. In an effort to get things back on track, here are some mouth-watering recipes sure to please the palate. Offering optimum flavor, presentation and nutritional value, these dishes are so delicious you will probably adopt them as go-to treats.
Fruit and vegetable consumption makes up a mere 8% of overall calorie intake in the average American diet, while processed-food consumption is at an all-time high (NFVA 2010). Americans consume 31% more processed foods than whole foods, and approximately 50% of Americans rely on vitamin and mineral supplements (Canning 2012; Bailey et al. 2011).