Tag Archives: nutrition


Pregnant? Ideas for What to Eat and Drink Instead of the Stuff You’re Not Supposed To

It’s kind of cruel, really. When you’re pregnant, there’s an expectation you’re going to eat more, but a lot of stuff you really love is now off-limits. Before you feel completely deprived, there are a number of ways to still…


Trend Alert: Bone Broth—4 Tips From a Broth Master

There’s nothing better to warm your soul on a cold Michigan day than a cup of … bone broth? Foodies, Paleo diet adherents, and local food advocates are latching on to – and ladling up – this hot new healthy…


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…


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…


Easy, healthy on-the-go snacks for kids

One in five school-age children has up to six snacks a day. While growing kids sometimes need to eat more often than adults, especially when activity levels are high, snacking should not be an all-day invitation to graze. Plan snack time…


Don’t just wear your greens this St. Patrick’s Day, eat them too!

Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition that started in the 17th century, when green ribbons and shamrocks were worn to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint. The tradition was popularized by Irish immigrants in the United States, who believed…


Are you missing an opportunity to make more vegetables taste like French fries?

If vegetables tasted more like French fries, we would have a lot easier time getting our recommended number of servings in, right? One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables is to roast them. Roasting helps to preserve nutritional value…


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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That’s right, we want you to enjoy the taste of eating right

Every year in March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes National Nutrition Month, a campaign urging Americans to improve their eating habits. What started out as National Nutrition Week in the 1970s has grown into an entire month. A…