Nutriton Label Makeover

The FDA has just released new guidelines for food labeling, giving the nutrition label a makeover. Though food brands have until July 2018 to make these changes, they are already looking good!  So what should you be looking for? Sugar by another name: You will now see “added sugars” on the label under the sugar listing. Added sugars are those sneaky little things...
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Cocoa-Matcha Energy Balls

cocoa-matcha energy balls
I am as much a matcha fan as I am a chocolate fan (i.e. HUGE), so these cocoa-matcha energy balls have been a great discovery from Panatea!  They are the perfect pairing of sweet and satisfying, making them my ultimate go-to treat for a snack or dessert.  And if the flavor combo isn’t enough of a sell, they really do serve up a nice...
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Cauliflower Rice

This cauliflower rice is loaded in vegetables and packed with flavor!  It is the ultimate side dish to any chicken, steak or fish entree or even on it’s own for as a great snack.  This grain-free “rice” is made totally from vegetables and is packed with fiber, which will keep you full and satisfied.  You can even add in some scrambled eggs and have...
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Currently Craving Victory Garden

currently craving victory garden
I came across this adorable gelato shop while wondering around the West Village last weekend, but I soon realized it was no ordinary soft-serve ice cream and left me currently craving Victory Garden.  Instead of using cow’s milk, this gelato is made with goat’s milk and after some very tasty sampling, I fell in love! You may be thinking, “goat’s milk?!?” but...
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Hot Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

On cold days (and even some not-so-cold days) I love starting the day with a hot breakfast bowl and swapping quinoa for oatmeal adds a crunchy flavor to traditional hot cereal.  Quinoa is loaded in fiber and protein, making it the perfect energy-boosting choice for starting a hectic work day and the warm, nutty texture makes it a cozy option for a lazy Sunday...
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3 Ways Your Snack Bar is Ruining Your Diet

When it comes to snack time, whole food snacks are the way to go (think an apple with peanut butter), yet there are many times when that is just not an option and a nutrition bar is the easiest quick-fix.  But are they doing more harm than good when it comes to keeping you healthy, skinny and energized?  Here is a quick...
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Chicken Lettuce Tacos

Chicken Lettuce Tacos
I love these chicken lettuce tacos, it’s a great fiber-packed twist to the traditional taco.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional taco too (a lot!) but sometimes a little extra veg can go a long way. Makes 8 3-taco servings Ingredients: 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 mango, peeled and...
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Stress Fighting Foods

stress fighting foods
Keep calm and snack on… When feeling stressed out, the typical go-to’s are those “comfort” foods that are high in sugar and sodium, but low in actually alleviating your anxiety.   Instead, snack on these stress fighting foods, foods with real stress-reducing powers to help you stay calm throughout the day. Avocado on whole grain toast.  Whole grains are high in B vitamins, which are needed...
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Stracciatella Soup

Stracciatella Soup
I basically live off of soup in the winter and this is one of my favorites because my dad would make it all time when I was growing up.  Whether you are trying to warm up from the cold or trying to kick a cold, this is the perfect comfort dish with it’s soothing chicken broth and protein-packed eggs, it is...
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Currently Craving: Quinn Popcorn

popcorn, national popcorn day, healthy snacks, healthy snacking
As today is National Popcorn Day, I want to highlight one of my favorite brands: Quinn Popcorn.  Started by Quinn’s mom and dad in an effort to clean up their son’s snacks, they created this deliciously genius “farm-to-bag” company.  With a variety of both microwave popcorn and pre-popped, Quinn uses simple, real ingredients to make this long-standing staple clean and fun.  From the...
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