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How to Host a Soup Swap

Heard of this fantastic newish way for foodies (and those just looking to get together with the gals - or guys!) to connect? It's called a Soup Swap.... ? Read More: How to Host a Soup Swap

Creating New Healthy Habits, Part 2

Change? Who has time for change? Now that we’re exiting February and approaching March, I have to ask, “how are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?” I’m sorry. I’m only half kidding… We all have the best intentions when we create … Continue reading ?

Dinner Made Easy: A Blue Apron Giveaway

Meal delivery services are all the rage these days, and after trying it myself, I can see why! Here are some pics from a Blue Apron Chicken Scallopini meal we recently tried.... ? Read More: Dinner Made Easy: A Blue Apron Giveaway

How Safe Are Powdered Caffeine and Alcohol?

Alcohol and caffeine have joined the ranks of milk, juice and other substances that now come in powdered form. Last week, Pennsylvania joined a handful of other states in pre-emptively banning the sale of powdered alcohol. But some say powdered caffeine – which is considered a dietary supplement and not regulated by the Food and […]

An Interesting Window into Weight Loss and Calorie Counting

A new book recently came out called It Was Me All Along. Driven by my curiosity about weight loss struggles, I couldn't wait to hear what Andie had to say about her journey to looking fit and feeling fabulous (and losing 135 pounds along the way).... ? Read More: An Interesting Window into Weight Loss and Calorie Counting

Recipe: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

This Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken dinner is another super easy one that will have your house smelling amazing by the end of the day. And there's nothing wrong with getting out of your dinner rut with these tasty Moroccan flavors.... ? Read More: Recipe: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

What Does Paleo Mean?

Paleo is a hot topic these days, but what does it mean exactly, why do people do it, and what does it encompass? We are excited to offer these answers and more in today's sponsored post by our friend Allison Stevens, who is a chef and nutritionist with her company Prep Dish and who also lives the paleo(-ish, as she puts it) life.... ? Read More: What Does Paleo Mean?

Exposure to Mercury in Seafood Proves Risky for Women of Childbearing Age

One of the greatest risk factors for autoimmunity among women of childbearing age may be associated with exposure to mercury such as through seafood. The findings, which appear in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that mercury – even at low levels generally considered safe – was associated with autoimmunity. Show More Summary

The Best Dinner Conversation I’ve Ever Had (with my kids)

For the last few years, we've gone around the table and asked each other questions from my childhood dinners such as, "What was the best thing that happened to you today? The worst thing?" But then I got the idea that our family dinner conversation might also be a fabulous time to discuss something even more meaningful like character traits.... Show More Summary

Fat Is Not Always the Enemy

IFT Past President Roger Clemens, DrPh, CFS, explains that we need a balance of fats and exercise to help our body function at its highest level and reduce the risk of diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need fat in your diet: Energy: Fat provides a highly-concentrated form of […]

Sociodemographic Status Influences How Customers Use Calorie Menu Labels

It’s becoming increasingly common to see calorie counts listed next to food items on a fast food menu. However, which customers notice and use that information to make healthier choices depends on their income and education level. A newly published research study conducted by graduate students Jessie Green and Alan Brown under the guidance of […]

Recipes to Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day and All Month Long

(Disclosure: Post Shredded Wheat, Cans Get You Cooking, Mazola Corn Oil, Sabra, Wonderful Sweet Scarlett’s, KIND Snacks, Genova, and American Pistachios are TV clients of mine. I was not compensated to write this blog posts.)  Love is in the air! We’ve got … Continue reading ?

Recipe: Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I've got the perfect homemade treat for you (and the one you love)! These Peanut Butter Brownie Bars would also make a fun little treat to share with teachers and neighbors in honor of the upcoming "day...Show More Summary

The Food Babe Way (the book!)

My good friend Vani Hari (who also lives here in Charlotte, NC) is celebrating the release of her brand new book today, The Food Babe Way!... ? Read More: The Food Babe Way (the book!)

Real Food Tips: 5 Reasons I Love My Hand Immersion Blender

If you don't already own a hand immersion are really missing out!... ? Read More: Real Food Tips: 5 Reasons I Love My Hand Immersion Blender

Kiran’s (Realistic) Quest to Cut Out Processed Foods – Part II

Last year I wrote about my family's quest to cut out processed foods. And though I feared daggers would be sent through my computer, the exact opposite happened.... ? Read More: Kiran’s (Realistic) Quest to Cut Out Processed Foods – Part II

Being OK with Being Imperfect

Perfection. It’s elusive. It’s enticing. And your quest for it just might be standing in the way of being your happiest, healthiest self. Being perfect sounds, well, perfect, right?  Who wouldn’t want to put their “best” foot forward? Second place is … Continue reading ?

Recipe: The Best Oven Baked Chicken Wings!

So, I was working on a recipe for chicken wings when not long after I started, my husband basically took over. Just for the record my husband CAN cook, and I love it when he does - it just doesn't happen all that often anymore!... ? Read More: Recipe: The Best Oven Baked Chicken Wings!

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