Food Archive

All About Calories

I thought that this would be a good time to address a few common misconceptions about calories and what they mean to you. So lets start with figuring out what a calorie really is. A calorie is a measurement of energy. Like saying a gallon is a measurement of liquid. Basically, when food says ...Read More

Make-Ahead Casserole Shortcuts

Casserole Tips Most casseroles can be assembled, covered and refrigerated for several hours or up to the day before. This is especially helpful if you have an hour or so of free time before a day that you know you’ll be busy or coming home late.. You can freeze casseroles baked or ...Read More

French Fries

  Want some fries with that? This salty side is hard to turn down when ordering at the drive-thru. But a large order of fries can have as many calories as a burger — about 500 at a typical fast food restaurant. Better Bet: Opt for a side salad or fruit cup, ...Read More

Ballpark Food

  If the game’s not the same without a corndog, you may be prone to another example of setting-induced cravings. Just seeing or smelling the concession stands can make it tough to resist. But consider these numbers: 8 ounces of cheesy nachos – 900 calories 8-ounce bag of raw peanuts – 800 ...Read More

Cold & Flu Season Tips

The weather is starting to get chilly around here, and it feels SO good. I love the cooler weather because it is a good excuse to break out my slow cooker and start making those super savory soups and sauces again. Unfortunately, it also brings cold & flu season around. It is ...Read More

Popcorn

  Sometimes a setting can trigger a craving, like the desire for popcorn at the movies. Memory plays a big role in cravings — you’ve enjoyed popcorn at the movies before, so you expect to again. Popcorn itself can be a healthy snack, but movie theaters tend to pop it in coconut ...Read More

A Tribute To Berries

Did you know that berries are extremely high in fiber and antioxidants? In fact, they are counted among the Top 5 Healthy Fat Burning Foods. If you want more fat burning foods in your diet, consider strawberries, cranberries, grapes, blackberries or raspberries in your diet. Many of these berries are seasonal, however may be frozen ...Read More

Chocolate

Almost half of American women crave chocolate on a regular basis. There have been many theories to explain why, ranging from magnesium deficiency to mood swings. But one thing is certain: Downing a candy bar is a quick way to add a couple hundred extra calories to your day. Better Bet: Have ...Read More

Food Fraud: Microwave Popcorn

The word “snack” can be a little misleading on microwave popcorn. One popular brand packs 9 grams of bad fat, including 6 grams of trans fat, into each “snack size” bag. Some “snack bags” are labeled as more than one serving as well. It is easy to assume that one bag is ...Read More

Good Mood Food: Fresh Produce

Foods can boost energy in three ways: by providing sufficient calories, by delivering stimulants like caffeine, and by pushing the metabolism to burn fuel more efficiently. As for mood, the best foods are those that stabilize blood sugar and trigger feel-good brain chemicals, such as serotonin. Another way to stay hydrated and ...Read More