My Month-Long Fitness Challenge

by in Fitness and Weight Loss, Our Dietitan

Kitty Broihier

While most of the country was taking part in No Shave November or Movember events (both great causes/efforts by the way), I decided to set a month-long fitness goal for myself: I would get to the gym to work out EVERY SINGLE DAY in November. I have a gym membership and a trainer (once a week), but by no means would I consider myself a gym rat, fitness fanatic or even “athletic.” I’m a 50-year old gal who is in relatively good shape but doesn’t live and breathe a fitness lifestyle. I know the “athleisure” attire that makes up the bulk of my non-work wardrobe fools no one.

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Holiday Eggspectations

by in Healthy Holidays, Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

With the unveiling of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines earlier this year, came new recommendations designed to encourage better food choices and eating patterns to improve health. For those of us who work closely with the Guiding Stars algorithm, the guidance related to dietary cholesterol was of particular interest… and frankly kind of exciting. In case you missed it, the new dietary guidelines don’t offer a specific guideline on cholesterol, but rather recommend that we seek to limit our intake of it and focus on a healthful, balanced diet. At Guiding Stars, we knew all along that there was nutritional benefit to some foods that contain cholesterol like eggs and shrimp, and having the Dietary Guidelines back us up meant we could incorporate these foods into our rating and therefore our recommendations, recipes and suggested foods. What better time to do this than during the holiday season? Cheers!

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Holiday Eggspectations

Thanks and Congratulations to Sue Till!

by in Guiding Stars News

Jim McBride

It is with a mixture of joy and sadness that I share the news that Sue Till will be leaving Guiding Stars Licensing Co. Sue has accepted a promotion to become the Healthy Living Marketing Manager for Hannaford Supermarkets. Please join me in congratulating Sue on this most well-deserved promotion and wishing her continued success at Hannaford!

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Thanks and Congratulations to Sue Till!

10 Food and Nutrition Trends We’ve Navigated Through Over The Last 10 Years

by in 10th Anniversary, Nutrition Science

Kitty Broihier

We believe that milestone birthdays and anniversaries, like our 10th year, warrant extra reflection. As one of the first (and leading) supermarket shopping guidance systems, we’ve seen a lot of food and nutrition trends come and go since 2006—and have persevered through them all! Guiding Stars was even awarded two patents for our database system during our first decade! Won’t you join us as we review some of the most impactful nutrition trends to hit the aisles in the last ten years?

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10 Food and Nutrition Trends We’ve Navigated Through Over The Last 10 Years

Desserts!

by in Recipe Roundup

Recipes

When you’re craving something sweet, sometimes nothing but the traditional sweets will do. But often, it’s possible to satisfy a craving for something a little sweet with a dish that also adds real nutrition to your day. These recipes will please your sugar-loving side while giving you important nutrients to get you through the day. Many of these recipes call for date paste: if you’ve never made it before, check out our instructions.

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Desserts!

Give Thanks for Torte

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

Apple pie is a beloved Thanksgiving classic, and while we don’t always like to mess with our favorite family recipes, apple pie turns out to be a good candidate for producing a more nutritious dessert. This variation is sweetened strictly with date paste, whose deep brown sugar notes pair wonderfully with tart apples and warm fall spices.

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Give Thanks for Torte