Sweet Potato Toast is quite literally one of the best things since sliced bread (and it has SO much more flavor)! This nutrient dense, whole foods, gluten-free, fiber-rich complex carbohydrate can be eaten with breakfast, lunch or dinner or even as a snack. Sweet Potato Toast isn’t bread made from
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I recently returned from my annual family beach vacation. It’s my family and my husband’s family, so around 35 or 40 of us in all. As you can imagine, there is a lot of beach time, huge dinners, and a lot of drinking.
Following a vegan diet? Allergic to eggs? Or in the middle of baking your favorite recipe only to realize you’re out of eggs? Fortunately, there are numerous egg substitutes you can use that you likely have in your pantry or fridge.
Smoothies are a great way to pack a ton of nutrition into a refreshing, on-the-go glass. However, many “healthy” smoothies in reality are loaded with carbohydrates and sugar from tons of fruit as well as juice, honey, agave or possibly even sherbet or sorbet! Of course these smoothies taste fantastic
It’s hard to pick up a medical journal or news article these days without reading something about the gut microbiome. Thanks to the NIH Human Microbiome Project established in 2008, health professionals and the general public have learned much about the link between the condition of our gut microbiome and
If you’ve followed recent health news, you’ve read reports confirming the negative health effects of excess sugar consumption. High sugar intake has been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, brain diseases and more. Numerous health organizations including the American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute of Medicine (IOM) and
We are so lucky here on SAS’s World Headquarters campus to have many wonderful food options! Many of us take advantage of the cafés and food-to-go stations on a daily basis too. As you can imagine, we get questions about what the healthiest options are in the cafes and food-to-go
I admit, I’ve always loved beets! I can remember eating beets right out of the can as a kid. My grandma would also pickle them. YUM! I love beets! I actually never had a fresh beet until I got a little older and was cooking for myself. The difference between
Cinco de Mayo is a little over a week away, ole! Simply translated to the “fifth of May,” for most of us Cinco de Mayo doesn’t mean much more than a great excuse to have fun with friends while indulging in nachos, burritos and of course margaritas!
Life is busy...super busy! There are hardly enough minutes in the day to get everything done and the last thing anyone wants to do after a long day is slave over a hot stove for hours. However, believe it or not, preparing healthy, well-balanced meals IS possible to fit into
For many of us at some point in our adult lives we will be cooking for just ourselves. For some of us, this means take-out, fast food, or cereal for dinner. But don’t let the convenience of take out and fast food derail your health! Eating real, whole foods, is
I recently attended a Fat Summit hosted by Integrative and Functional Medicine physician, Mark Hyman, MD, Director of the Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hyman invited some of the most prestigious U.S. researchers to join this online Summit to share their individual research data. This academic
A few years back I did a blog about my love for tofu, so I feel I am way past due for a blog on tempeh. Tempeh is like tofu’s hippy cousin- more fiber, and fermented. Tempeh doesn’t seem to get the same recognition that tofu does, which seems odd
With our first real taste of Old Man Winter last week, we’re all dreaming of warm, sunny days and sweet, melt-in-your-mouth produce…..but wait, it’s only January, bummer! However, just because it’s the dead of winter doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy juicy blueberries or succulent corn.
With the New Year also comes new beginnings and feelings of a clean slate. With that fresh start, many of us have high hopes of cleaning up our diets and eating more nutritious foods. You’ve probably heard all about the importance of replacing processed carbs with intact, whole grains and
We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated their leftover (and excess) Halloween candy this year, you outdid yourselves!! We tipped the scales at just under 250 pounds of candy! So what happened to ALL that candy? Well, we are happy to report that we were able
With all the holiday treats and fixins’, it’s nice to find some healthy options in the mix. These two recipes are as much fun to make as they are to eat. Create them with your children, grandchildren or significant other and enjoy eating them without guilt. Either recipe will make
Today’s society is all about doing things faster, smarter, better—including the food industry. While on the surface this may sound like a great idea (who wouldn’t want cooking to be faster, smarter, better?!), in reality the luxury of today’s convenient processed foods comes with a price tag: your health.
“Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease soon follow.” -Kris Gunnars The typical American diet is inundated with highly processed carbohydrates. We have a bagel made from white flour and sugar for breakfast, a sandwich on white bread for lunch, potato chips
September is Fruit and Veggie Month! What better way to celebrate than to learn more about what’s in season right now! Here in North Carolina it’s time for all the winter squash recipes to start floating around again! Winter squash is a great fiber rich, nutrient dense carbohydrate that’s loaded
One of my top pet peeves is wasting food. My mom has always been the same way, so I know where I got it from. I remember our weekly “leftover night” as a child. My mom would pull out all the random leftovers from the week and that’s what was
The foods we eat play a huge role in how well our body functions, positively or negatively. If you are training for a sports event or competition, you want to make sure your body is functioning at its peak! This could be a 5K, 10K, Triathlon, Spartan Race, or any
As a new mom, I’ve been trying to provide the healthiest foods possible for my family that don’t have added chemicals and unnecessary ingredients. According to the 2015 Nielson Survey, I’m not alone in this journey! Consumers are going back to the basics with about 4 in 10 global respondents
We’ve all heard that dark leafy greens are good for us. Did you know that dark green leafy vegetables, calorie for calorie, are considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods available!
You may have heard that the World Health Organization (WHO) released its new Sugar Guidelines which recommend keeping Added Sugar to less than 5% of our total calories or 6 teaspoons of Added Sugar per day.
Summer temps are here and that’s fine by me! (I REALLY don’t like winter!!) And, now that it’s warm outside it’s time to catch up on fresh air, sunshine and balmy breezes. No more winter-imposed, nature deprivation! Playing hard in warm weather requires good fuel, powerful nutrition and, of course,
French fries, pommes frites, chips…or just fries…are indisputably one of the most popular foods in America with the average American consuming nearly 29 pounds of fries a year.
Do you ever wonder why those pesky little stickers are on fruits and vegetables? Other than to annoy us while trying to meticulously peel them off without leaving behind sticky glue? Those stickers are called price look-up or PLU codes and they actually do serve a purpose and can help
We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who donated their leftover (and excess) Halloween candy this year, you outdid yourselves!! We tipped the scales at more than 265 pounds of candy- 45 more pounds than we collected last year! So what happened to ALL that candy? Well,
Tofu can be a great addition to your protein rotation. I love tofu! I've been eating it for almost 20 years and have tried it almost any way you could think of. I am always amazed when people turn up their nose at tofu, and they’ve never even tried it!