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The air is getting cooler and the daylight hours getting shorter.  What better way to enjoy the midseason of fall than with a bowl of hot soup, chili, or stew. The recipes here are easy and inexpensive to make, can be doubled or tripled depending on the crowd, and store well for leftovers.   Not to…Read More

There are numerous benefits to ensuring we consume plenty of fiber in our daily diets = from blood glucose regulation to weight management to cholesterol reduction and cancer prevention. And these are just a few of the benefits. Experts recommend 25 – 35 grams of fiber per day, ideally from whole and unprocessed foods –…Read More

A week’s worth of Fiber

Busy schedules and “on the go” lifestyles can make meal preparation feel like a chore. They can also make it challenging to reach the recommended amount of daily fiber. With some creative problem solving, laid back meal planning, and a well-stocked kitchen, a healthy-fiber filled meal or a week’s worth of fiber can be just…Read More

Age Well With Fiber

For those of us who consider ourselves baby boomers, we might not think “the rules” apply to us like they did in our younger days. In some cases, I suppose they don’t. In the case of nutrition and healthy eating, however, they most certainly do and even more so than years passed. Solid nutrition is…Read More

You recognize the perks of eating more fiber, from weight management to lower cholesterol and healthier blood sugar levels. You’re not sure you can meet the recommended 25 grams per day from the foods you eat and you are wondering if taking a fiber supplement is the way to go. You might even be thinking…Read More

Enjoy these easy, vegan strawberry chocolate crisps that are perfect for an afternoon snack, or a sweet treat without the guilt. The recipe creates four individual servings so you can make them all at once or save one for a rainy day.  All you need are strawberries, a little bit of sugar, flour, lemon juice…Read More

Americans snack more than ever, and based on a 2014 Nielsen report, chips, chocolate and cheese are our snacking favorites. For the frequent snackers among us, these may not be the best choices to support and promote good health. Because between-meal snacking has become so prevalent (and snacks frequently replace meals), they can either make…Read More

Choose Healthy Eating

When embarking on a lifestyle change, such as choosing to eat healthier foods, it is empowering to know YOU have made the choice, and YOU are in control. When you make this choice, you may set goals and create plans to help you succeed.  To guide you in your planning efforts, and to increase your…Read More

New research published on-line in the February edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports the belief that switching from refined grains to whole grains may help with weight management efforts, even as much as a daily 30 minute walk helps to manage weight.

Super Smart Snacking

When you’re hungry for a snack, you aren’t likely to take the time to read food labels and portion out your servings.  The trick is to plan ahead before hunger strikes so you can feel confident you made a healthy choice.  Here are a few tips to help you plan.