We all know we have our favorites. Mom’s creamy Tuna Casserole. Grandma’s Cheese Sauce. Mashed Potatoes with Cream Gravy. Cookies. Ranch.On.Everything. Pie. Any Fried Foods. Donuts. Chocolate. PIZZA. CHEESECAKE. Anything rich and delicious. They have been viewed as something unhealthy, and from a nutrition standpoint, that is still true for most average comfort foods. I … More Can Comfort Foods Be Beneficial?
Fall and winter scream for baked desserts. Having some of my favorites like pumpkin pie, apple dumplings, cinnamon rolls, and so much more, are always on the list once the weather gets cooler, but you don’t always have to have a dessert that is all that bad for you. I was shocked, and so was … More Apple, Pear & Cranberry Cobbler
There are so many people with a food allergy or a food intolerance now that sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. I’d like to take a moment to define each and show the similarities and the differences. Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference but hopefully this will help. … More Food Intolerance or Food Allergy?
Since winter is just around the corner, it’s good to have filling and satisfying recipes at hand that give our immune system a nutrient boost. When most think of pumpkin it’s usually pumpkin pie or a sugary creamy latte they think of first. But pumpkin is good for many things. Since it doesn’t have a strong … More Pumpkin Penne with Spinach & Ricotta
“I can’t have that! That’s bad for me.” We’ve all done it. Classifying foods as good and bad can start turning your thinking more negative than it has to be. True – to meet your personal goals you might need to avoid or limit certain foods like salty potato chips and ice cream. But there is … More Mistake #3: Categorizing Foods as “Good” and “Bad”
Anytime I see fresh green beans at the store I have to grab a bag. There will be a few more green bean recipes to come, but this was my first recipe I did with fresh green beans. They add a juicy crunch that I love. Then there’s cranberries. Fresh cranberries are great for vitamin … More Green Beans & Cranberries
I wanted to start a small series about how to read ingredients. Although I suggest eating things without a label and ingredient list on the box or bag (eating whole, unprocessed foods), there are always things that will have a nutrition label and ingredient list like yogurts, cereals, oatmeal packets, etc. These in themselves might … More Know Your Ingredients: The Many Names of Corn
Nothing says fall better than a creamy stew. Some of our families favorite recipes are ones that use green chilies. This stew is basically a deconstructed version of my Hatch Green Chili Enchiladas that you can eat in a bowl with tortillas or not. Plus it’s easier to make with less time. So when I … More Creamy Green Chili Enchilada Stew
I’m sure most of us have been there. After a heavy meal, or laying down after having dinner, we’ve all had that uncomfortable burning sensation. Especially with the heavier foods in fall and winter. Since it’s Acid Reflux Week, I’ve decided to talk about a few things you can control to help if the reasons … More Acid Reflux: Caused By Not Enough Stomach Acid
Did you know “non-dairy” products are not completely dairy-free? Confusing I know. “Non-dairy” whipped toppings or “non-dairy” creamers can still have milk proteins in it like whey and casein, as allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To see my previous post about dairy labels, click here. With that being said, I wanted to … More Dairy Free Whipped Cream