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Getting Your Protein the Vegetarian Way

February 28th, 2014

By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing blogger
The type of protein you choose to eat has become a hot topic in America. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, adults should focus on lean protein, from a variety of sources. This can include lean cuts of poultry and meat, and fish. The guidelines also encourage “plant-based” proteins for both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Plant-Based Proteins…

Say Goodbye to The Blood Type Diet

February 17th, 2014

There are constantly new fad diets coming out promising to be the answer to all your weight loss prayers. The biggest problem with most of them is that the research just isn’t there to back up the claims. Recently, a group of researchers decided to take an in-depth look at The Blood Type Diet to determine if the research substantiates the claims. Based on the results, the findings are grim.
About the Diet…
The Blood Type

Sprouted Grains 101

February 10th, 2014

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
I love scouring the supermarket aisles and checking out the newest products and food trends that pop up on store shelves. Lately, I’ve been noticing the influx of foods made with sprouted grains. I’ve been a fan of sprouted grain bread for a while, but dug in to learn why these foods have become so popular.
What Are Sprouted Grains?…
Grains start out as seeds or kernels (think

Win This book: The Slim Down South Cookbook (plus recipe for Shrimp and Grits!)

February 4th, 2014

When you think about southern fare, the word “healthy” isn’t exactly rolling off your tongue. Instead, thoughts of mouthwatering biscuits and greasy bacon will probably pop into your head. But now, you can eat lighter versions of traditional southern classics all thanks to Carolyn O’Neil. In her new book The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon she lightens

Gingerbread Cookies with White Chocolate

January 20th, 2014

By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger
This ginger bread recipe is a healthy twist on the classic dessert. It features a blend of whole wheat and all-purpose flour, plus unsweetened applesauce and Greek yogurt to replace the butter and oil.
I’ve had it taste-tested and approved by friends and family alike. The sweetness comes from a blend of spices, sugar, agave syrup, and molasses…, while crystallized ginger