Watch Out for French’s Cheddar French Fried Onions

While watching television last night, I saw a new commercial for French’s Cheddar French Fried Onion Rings. The commercial depicted a happy, healthy-looking family preparing chicken coated with these crushed fried onions. So, I decided to do some investigating. You can find this product in the canned vegetable aisle of the grocery store but do not be […]

Harvard Proposes Its Own Healthy Eating Plate

I recently posted about the new USDA “MyPlate”, which replaced the USDA food guide, “MyPyramid”. My opinion about MyPlate remains the same: while it is not perfect, it offers sound nutrition guidance that is much easier to understand then MyPyramid. It may however be too simple as it does require interpretation which can lead the messages being […]

Organic is Not Always Healthy

One of the best definitions of “organic” comes from Gary J. Allen and Ken Albala’s book “The Business of Food: Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries”. It refers to organic food as “food produced without using the conventional inputs of modern, industrial agriculture: pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), irradiation, or […]

Why You Should Make Tabouleh Today

Yesterday, I committed to fitting in a 30-minute workout and making Tabouleh as a dish to have for the week. Honestly, yesterday was one of those days that it truly did not seem possible to fit anything else in and I could have easily justified putting off both of these things. I know that sharing […]

On the “To-Do” List: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Last night, while laying in bed trying to fall asleep, I found myself assessing all the things I had not accomplished that day. Ever been there? It certainly is not a helpful thing to do when you are trying to fall asleep. A racing mind, that just will not close up shop for the night, […]