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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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

Water is Better. Why Drinking Your Calories is Not Eating Smart.

A few months ago, I shared this picture from MyPlate on our Facebook page. It really surprised me because 400 calories is how much most people need for an entire meal. Much of those calories are coming from added sugar in soda or fruit-flavored drinks (not 100% juice). Why does it matter? We are getting… Read more »

 

Small Steps to Success for a Healthy New Year

It’s that time of year again. No, not when cold weather keeps us cooped up indoors, making it a challenge to be active or when everywhere we look there are tempting holiday treats full of calories, sugar and fat. Well, it is that time of year too, but I’m talking about New Year’s Resolution season.… Read more »

 

Build a Better Pantry Part 1: Non-Perishable Food

Welcome to the first of our new blog series, Build a Better Pantry. The purpose of this is to help you 1- Create a list of food to keep on hand and 2- Cook quick and easy meals from these basic ingredients. An added bonus to having a Better Pantry is saving money by stocking… Read more »

 

Fueling Up For Fitness

Much like gas in a car, food gives our bodies fuel for energy, growth and development. And in keeping with the automobile theme, athletes, like fancy sports cars, need the right fuel for optimal performance. There are three types of nutrients that provide the body with energy: carbohydrates, protein and fat. Our bodies rely mainly… Read more »