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 »

 

Happy National Canned Food Month!

Not only is February American Heart Month, it’s also National Canned Food Month! Today, we’ll be focusing on the benefits of eating canned foods. Canned foods are relatively cheap and can be easier on your wallet than buying fresh. Nutrition-wise, canned foods are actually very similar to fresh or frozen foods. Just be sure to… Read more »

 

How to Cut Down on Added Sugars at Home

Lately we’ve talking a lot about added sugars and heart health. Here are some simple swaps to help you cut down on added sugars at home: Eat Smart Choose low-calorie, sugar-free drinks like water, calorie-free drink mixes, or diet drinks. If you like fizz, try adding slices of your favorite fruit or a splash of… Read more »

 

Cut Down on Added Sugar to Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease

Last week, we mentioned that eating too much sugar increases your risk for heart disease. Today, let’s talk about how to cut down on sugar intake and reduce your risk! Some sugars, such as sugar found in fruit and milk, are naturally occurring and found in foods that are good for us. We’re going to… Read more »

 

Eat Smart, Move More, Slim Down to Prevent Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that Americans eat an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar per day? This is about 3 times the recommended maximum amount! A new research study found that eating too much sugar raises your risk of heart disease. The study found that Americans who ate a lot of… Read more »

 

Build a Better Pantry Part 3 – Freezer Foods

Now that we’ve posted about foods to stock in your pantry and refrigerator, it’s time to “chill” and talk about foods to keep in your freezer. Here are some reasons why your freezer can be your best friend: It’s a wonderful time-saving device when you don’t have time to cook from scratch Once defrosted, frozen… Read more »