At every age we are encouraged to be active. As we get older, walking is a common physical activity that most can continue. We are told that activity is a major factor in lowering the risk for heart disease. Since over 42 million adults in the US, over the age of 60, have heart disease, … Read More

    We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Traditional muesli is a cereal dish based in raw rolled oats plus other ingredients including grains, fresh or dried fruit, seeds and nuts. It can be eaten hot steeped … Read More

We grocery shop with good intentions but some of the items we bring home get lost on our pantry shelves, wasting space and money. It makes sense to do a pantry inventory every couple of months to see what is lurking in those dusty back corners. And once a year, do a deep cleanout: First, empty your pantry … Read More

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.   Matt’s Munchies Fruit Snacks are made in the US. They are USDA Organic, Certified Gluten Free, NonGMO Project Verified , Certified Vegan, and kosher certified (Heart K). They come in … Read More

A recently published research study showed that men were more likely to overeat when they ate their meals with women. They ate less when they shared a meal with guy friends. Not only did the men eat more unhealthy foods (like pizza) when their dinner companion was a woman but they also ate more healthy … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Royal Hawaiian Orchards which we have highlighted in the past has just introduced Macadamia Nut Milk. The macadamia milk alternative is dairy, soy, lactose, cholesterol and gluten free plus NonGMO Project Verified, vegan … Read More

Researchers at Michigan State University found that shoppers were more likely to see and make use of front of package nutrition labels rather than examine the more complex nutrition facts panel for information. A box of cookies may say “70 Calories per pack.” A carton of orange juice states “110 Calories per 8 fluid ounce serving.” … Read More

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Red’s Natural Foods 5-ounce frozen burritos come in 8 varieties. All contain an ample serving of protein for a reasonable amount of calories. The meat and poultry used is raised without … Read More

Brian Wansink, PhD from Cornell focuses his research on what drives people to make food choices. In a recent study he looked at 6 to 8 year old kids eating at a fast food restaurant. The children were given either apples slices or French fries with their meal. For one group French fries were the default … Read More

  We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.   When you stand in front of the nutrition bar shelf at your local store you could get dizzy attempting to sort out the variety of bars available. One way … Read More