Adding Cinnamon Can Give You Sweeter Health

Written by Blake Cash Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Cinnamon has long been a staple in people’s pantries and is common in many recipes, especially sweeter ones. Cinnamon may seem like a simple kitchen staple, but it could have hidden health benefits on top of being delicious. One benefit is the spice’s ability to… Read more »

 

Unwrapped: Chocolate

Written by Melody Bowen Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Dear Chocolate, Why must you wear this mask of disguise? Some think you are a sinful treat and want to hide you; others avoid you at all cost, but you’re not fooling me! It’s what’s in the inside that counts, and you, my friend, have… Read more »

 

Flaxseed: A Heart-Healthy Booster

Written by Emily Boward Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 What is flaxseed anyways? Even the name may be new to you, but the tiny seed is gathering public attention due to its link to the prevention of heart disease. Where can you find it? You can pick up whole or ground flaxseed at your… Read more »

 

Did You Know Veggies Can Be Fast Food?

Written by Hayley Billingsley Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 If you’re like me, the end of a hard day often becomes an excuse for grabbing unhealthy snacks. Thirty minutes later, you’re full, but feel a little disappointed with yourself. Food should both taste great and leave us more energized. Learning to prepare tasty, fast… Read more »

 

Fantastic Fruity Flapjacks

Written by Alainna Baxley Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Life can be hectic; how do you make sure you’re starting your day off with the nutrients you need to make it through the day? Do you usually drink coffee to hold you over until lunchtime? Waiting until lunch to have your first real meal… Read more »

 

Sweet Treats without the Guilt

Written by Erica Andersen Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Just because you love desserts as much as I do, doesn’t mean you can’t live a healthy lifestyle. Desserts can be delicious and nutritious; you just have to be creative! Most sweet treats contain lots of empty calories due to added fats (like butter or… Read more »

 

Best Fats for Cooking

The Best Fats for Cooking Fat is one of the most talked about nutrients in the topic of nutrition. Since the beginning of the “Low-Fat” dietary recommendations, we have struggled to understand which fat is best and which to avoid. Unfortunately, it’s been 30 years and we still hear conflicting information almost daily. Since this… Read more »

 

All About Smoothies

Smoothies are all the rage today. They’re perfect for our busy lives since you can blend them up quickly and drink it on the go. Smoothies also are a kid-friendly way to eat more fruits (and even veggies).  And most smoothies use dairy products as the liquid ingredient, making them a good source of calcium,… Read more »

 

Faces of FNP- Your Lovely Host, Austin B

It’s been a year and a half since I started getting to know you all over social media and I haven’t properly introduced myself. My sincerest apologies. But today, you will get to know me better so that you can put a face to the person behind this blog, our Facebook pages, Twitter handle and… Read more »

 

This is How I Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month® and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the professional association of Registered Dietitians) has created the the theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” to celebrate. Since I am a Registered Dietitian, I wanted share with you how I enjoy the taste of eating right. Far too many times, I… Read more »