lunch bowl

Recipe: The PRO Bowl (Protein & Probiotics Lunch Bowl)


Happy Spring!  This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring.  I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development.  Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry.  I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl.  The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!

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FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together


This past weekend I was at our annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, lovingly referred to as FNCE (pronounce “fence-E”), hosted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. First off, I’d like to say “HI!” to all the fellow dietitians I met over the past few days. We truly have some amazing minds and leaders in our field. If you haven’t heard the words “microbiome” or “FODMAP” yet, they’ll become household names and topping your Google searches soon. In addition to learning about new research and happenings in the field of nutrition, it also was a chance for food companies to debut new products & trends. Continue reading “FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together”

Why You Should Shop the Bulk Aisle of Your Grocery Store


A great article has been published in the latest issue of Food & Nutrition magazine promoting bulk bins in the grocery stores as the latest trend.  It was perfect timing, as I had just stocked up at my local grocery store on whole grains, legumes, and seeds to make stews, soups, salads, and side dishes for the upcoming chilly fall and winter months.  Have you visited the bulk aisle lately? Check out all the reasons why you should shop the bulk aisle of your grocery store Continue reading “Why You Should Shop the Bulk Aisle of Your Grocery Store”