Chickpea Craze

Written by Amanda Presler Part of National Nutrition Month 2013 You might be familiar with garbanzo beans, also know as chickpeas, but did you know all you can do with them? Because they are legumes, chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber! One serving of chickpeas provides you with just 120 calories. 20… Read more »

 

Sensationally Safe Snacking

Written by Erin Passaro Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 You’re probably sitting at your computer, looking at the clock and debating if you should read this blog post. However, despite how much time you have, in the hustle and bustle of this hectic American lifestyle, eating happens. Judging from the 2/3 of Americans that… Read more »

 

Season of Squash

Written by Rachel O’Connor Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 In March, it’s still chilly, and hard to imagine any vegetable could be in season. On the contrary — many are! One of the best vegetables to purchase during the winter/early spring is squash. It is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium and… Read more »

 

Don’t Bring Home the Bacon!

Written by Elaine Meredith Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 A breakfast for those with hypertension. Why do you eat what you eat? Maybe because the food you eat now is what you grew up with. Possibly it’s because one restaurant is cheaper than another. Maybe it’s because it’s just plain tasty! Taste has a… Read more »

 

Try to Ch-Ch-Chia!

Written by Hunter Meakin Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Do you want to add more proteins and minerals to your meals without changing the flavor? Would you like to reap multiple health benefits by adding one ingredient to your every day foods? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should consider adding… Read more »

 

Who Else Loves Chipotle?

Written by Lindsey Kummer Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 As a college student, a lot of my meals are eaten out. Finding healthy options can be hard at times, but I want to share with you a great method of how to create healthy meals, anywhere you go! A popular fast food restaurant for… Read more »

 

Say Bye to the Two B’s at Meals: Boring and Bland!

Written by Taylor Horne Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Without question there is a wide range of attitudes toward a healthy diet in our society. At times thinking of eating well can have negativity associated with it – those bland vegetables that are pressured upon us, or the lean meats and starches that can… Read more »

 

Putting a Spin on a Classic Dish

Written by Shane Himes Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Growing up, spaghetti and meatballs were a staple meal in our home. We would eat this classic dish at least once a week. I say at least once a week because I love left over spaghetti! Next time you have leftovers try my personal favorite,… Read more »

 

Spaghetti or Squash?

Written by Catelyn Hill Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Spaghetti is a food that many people enjoy eating; however, have you ever wanted to enjoy the taste of spaghetti without the extra carbohydrates and calories? Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to choose, and contains fewer calories and carbohydrates compared to normal spaghetti. Spaghetti… Read more »

 

Don’t Doubt Dark Chocolate

Written by Nicole Guyette Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Many people think chocolate is sinful, but what if this isn’t true? Chocolate actually has some great qualities. What? Sounds crazy, right? Except, it’s not. Chocolate, specifically dark chocolate, has a ton of health benefits found in its delicious taste. Don’t believe me? Well, you’re… Read more »