Eating a Rainbow: Red

So last week I started the rainbow series by discussing why it’s important to get a variety of fruits and vegetables (and legumes) in your diet.  This week we’ll take a closer look at the red part of the rainbow.  Strawberries and raspberries, tomatoes, red peppers, rhubarb, and more, but also think more widely andContinue reading “Eating a Rainbow: Red”

Eating a Rainbow: Variety is key!

You may or may not have heard that it’s important to eat a variety of colors (aside from the international candy slogan).  In the next few articles, I’ll break down a few of the multitude of benefits found in diverse fruit and vegetable consumption.  Health benefits aside, it’s nice to not get bored with yourContinue reading “Eating a Rainbow: Variety is key!”

Nutrition Discussion: Sprouts!

A silly, personal story first, because if I don’t say it now, I’ll be thinking about it the whole time.  Two important facts: when I was young I had long hair, like past my behind long, and I grew up eating weird food.  I still do, obviously, but as a child I ate more carobContinue reading “Nutrition Discussion: Sprouts!”

Nutrition Discussion: Nuts

It’s definitely safe to say I eat at least one serving of nuts a day between granola, snacks, nut butters, and sauces (cashews to the rescue for creamy substitutions!).  They are calorie dense, flavorful, and full of healthy fats with a bit of protein.  I throw together a trail mix with nuts, seeds, and oneContinue reading “Nutrition Discussion: Nuts”

Nutrition Discussion: Legumes and Beans

Considering the first two recipes on this blog have included legumes, I simply had to write them up as my first nutritional article.  To clarify, legumes are the overarching plant family while pulses are the edible seed of the legume plants, the bean or lentil (or pea).  I will likely use them interchangeably within theContinue reading “Nutrition Discussion: Legumes and Beans”

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