Nut Allergy 101

When you’re allergic to peanuts or tree nuts, even a small amount can cause a severe allergic reaction. Peanuts aren’t true nuts (they’re a legume, just like beans and lentils), but their protein structure is similar to tree ...

In Season: Cara Cara Oranges

This unique variety of oranges has been gaining popularity. But if you want to catch them, get to the market now; they’re only in season for a short time. What, Where, & When?These oranges were first discovered in 1976 at Hacienda ...

Should You Follow An All-Fruit Diet?

The all-fruit (AKA fruitarian) diet has gone viral ever since Ashton Kutcher ended up in the hospital after eating only fruit. The actor was throwing himself into his new role as Steve Jobs in the film about the early life of the Apple co-founder. ...

Spice of the Month: Chipotle Chili Powder

Liven up your favorite spicy recipes with this alternative to run-of-the-mill chili powder. Chipotle Basics“Chili powder” is actually made from a blend of spices. Various types of dried chilies are mixed with other flavors like ...

Raw Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

I often find myself cravings salads even in the heart of these cold winter months. In an attempt to nourish my body with seasonal ingredients I have been gravitating towards winter greens. This salad pairs raw lacinato kale with shredded Brussels ...

Tea: Facts vs. Myths

I’ve heard it all when it comes to tea and oftentimes what’s said just isn’t true. Here’s the real truth when it comes to one of the most popular drinks in the world. Myth: Herbal teas are true teasTrue teas including ...

Nutrition News: BMI and Your Health

By now you’ve heard the long list of health risks associated with packing on extra pounds, but a recent study suggests that a higher BMI may actually lead to a longer life. So now being overweight is good for you? That’s not the ...

Win This Popcorn!

February is National Snack Food Month — instead of snacking on junk for 30 straight days, try Popcorn, Indiana FIT. Each cup contains 40 calories or less, and it comes in four flavors: Sea Salt, Parmesan & Herb, Extra Virgin Olive ...

Study Reveals: Fresh Fruit is the Number One Snack Choice

The NPD Group, an Illinois-based market research firm, recently released a study showing that fresh fruit is America’s top choice for snacking – more so than any other sweet or savory option. According to the report, fresh fruit is eaten ...

15 Valentine’s Day Desserts

These lightened-up goodies are the perfect way to show your sweetie you care without busting their waistline. The GuidelinesEach of these desserts has 400 calories or less, 20 grams of total fat or less, 10 grams of saturated fat or less, and ...