Tag Archives: healthy eating

What is whole grain?

Whole grain. It’s one of those healthy buzz words plastered on food labels everywhere to make the food you eat more appealing. But studies have shown the consumption of whole grain foods, versus those with refined grains, can provide a…

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Healthy eating made easy with Brussels sprouts

Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen the reputation of the Brussels sprout do an absolute 180. It went from being a limp, gross side dish whined about by children everywhere to becoming a widely-loved star among veggies. And nutritionists…

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Healthy alternatives to red meat

We all know the famous question that’s asked before consuming red meat: Medium rare, medium, or well done? But instead, maybe the question should be: “To have, or to not have?” Although delicious, enjoying a filet, burger or roast beef…

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What does sugar do to your brain?

Sugar consumption can be a tricky beast, as our bodies actually need sugar to function properly. However, sugar overconsumption leads to a host of different health issues like obesity, poor memory function, depression and learning disorders, just to name a…

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Stop adding calories to your food. Add flavor instead!

Flavor can be a huge deterrent when trying to eat cleaner, healthier and simpler meals. I can attest to this, as I always feel like I want to add a dipping sauce or something to my dish. However, acting on…

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A peak inside protein bars

Protein is having a serious moment with health-conscious shoppers. While carbs and some fats are being shunned by those who want to take care of their bodies and lose weight, protein is a nutritional all-star. As a result, it’s being…

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Quinoa gets transformed into comfort food

In the midst of one of the snowiest and coldest winters we have had in Michigan in many years, I can’t stop craving comfort food. Unfortunately, eating my go-to feel-good dishes like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and fried chicken…

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Doorganics expands service to West Michigan lakeshore

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Organic food. It sounds like the beginning of a lame joke, but it’s a reality for an ever-growing number of West Michigan residents. Doorganics, an organic food delivery service that brings local, sustainable products to your doorstep…

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Freshii brings energy-boosting eats to downtown Grand Rapids

Get ready to get revved up, Grand Rapids: There’s a new energizer in town. Joining the fresh-and-healthy food movement, Freshii has recently opened its first location in the downtown area. Sure it’s a chain restaurant, but the concept behind it…

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