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Eating Vegan in Washington, D.C.

This is a long-overdue post sharing the excellent vegan food I had during two back-to-back trips to Washington, D.C. in June. The first trip was my very first experience in D.C., for leisure (chasing a concert) and finally getting a peek at the Declaration of Independence. The second trip was ... READ the POST

Recipes to Celebrate National Blueberry Month

    July is National Blueberry Month! Eat ‘em fresh, frozen, preserved or in a smoothie or recipe, these berries pack a punch of disease-protective antioxidants + fiber. Get creative with some of these fun blueberry recipes: Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes from Dietitian Debbie ... READ the POST

Cinnamon Cacao Chia Pudding

      Chia pudding has been all the rage lately--and with good cause. A single tablespoon of chia seeds packs FIVE grams of fiber. That's 1/5 of what an adult female needs in an entire day! Chia pudding serves as a tasty, filling breakfast that is super easy to ... READ the POST

Why is Fiber Important?

Fiber is one of those nutrients you constantly hear about but may not be entirely sure what it is, where it’s found, and what it does for you. What is fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate, but since your body cannot digest it, you don’t absorb calories from it. If someone with diabetes ... READ the POST

Did the FDA Ban Trans Fat?

Big nutrition news today: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told industry to phase out the use of artificial trans fat, with complete removal from the food supply within three years. The FDA is taking trans fat off of the “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) list and declares that ... READ the POST

What is an Antioxidant?

You have probably heard of these powerful chemicals--they're frequently praised in the media as anti-cancer and anti-aging miracles. So what's all the hype about? Here's the low-down on antioxidants: Antioxidants are free radical scavengers. A free radical is a chemistry term for a molecule ... READ the POST