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Grilled Garden Veggies = YUM

Summer is here and that means mealtimes can move outdoors! It’s a great feeling to fire up the grill and host a backyard barbecue with friends and family. But what about vegetarians, vegans, and those who are just hoping to eat more of a plant based diet this summer? Does no meat mean no chance…

Make friends with your germs

Microbiome is the current buzzword today. Not only among dietitians and scientists, but the public and media are digging into this mysterious health topic as well. Microbiome refers to an invisible world of bacteria living in our gastrointestinal (GI) tracts – the healthy germs in our gut. Thanks to emerging research, spurred by the National…

Taste The Healthier Rainbow

Americans have fallen in love with candy. But those sugary shells don’t get to steal all the credit for their mass appeal. Part of candy’s initial intrigue is its assortment of bright shining colors. After all, we eat with our eyes first. So why does color have so much influence? Perhaps it has evolved from…

Fall in love this month with a plant-based diet!

Why your heart will love a plant-based diet! Whether your love story with plants starts slowly as friends-first, bumps along through a playing-hard-to-get phase, or is simply love-at-first-sight, the end result is what counts: enjoying that relationship. Now whether you decide to be exclusive (i.e. vegan) or simply continue to strengthen your commitment to eating…