What does a serving of almonds look like? Plus 4 Almond Recipes

I just recently returned from the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This is one of my favorite events that I attend all year because there are tons of educational sessions for Registered Dietitians on the latest research and best practices in the field. […]

Genetically Modified Foods Might be Voted Out on Election Day

If California’s Proposition 37 passes in November, it will have an impact in Massachusetts. Election Day in November will determine more than who will sit in the Oval Office for the next four years, it also has the potential to set a major precedent to changes in our food system. Among other things, California’s Proposition […]

What’s Really in your Olive Oil Bottle?

Olive oil has amazing health benefits, that is, if it’s actually olive oil in the bottle. Olive oil is rich in flavor, and research suggests it’s great for your health. Olive oil contains essential fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and phenolics, which are plant-based compounds that have anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting qualities. Replacing saturated fats, like those […]

Be a “Flexitarian” for the month of October

October means cooler temperatures, Halloween, and of course, football! But did you know that it also is National Vegetarian Awareness month? Back in 1977, the North American Vegetarian Society dubbed the first day of October as “World Vegetarian Day”. Since then, the day has been celebrated across the country as a kick-off for a full month […]