A Closer Look at One-Star Foods

by in Nutrition Science

Kitty Broihier

If you use Guiding Stars to help you select healthful food items for yourself or your family, you’re no doubt familiar with the concept of choosing more of the two- and three-star items. (Maybe you even make a game of it—seeing how close you can get to having all the items in your cart be either two- or three-star items!) It’s true, the double and triple-starred items have more of the healthy attributes most of us are looking for (fiber, vitamins and minerals) and less of the things that health authorities recommend we limit (added sugars or trans fats, for example). Making it a habit to aim your food choices at two- and three-star items is a smart shopping strategy for a healthful diet.

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A Closer Look at One-Star Foods

Say Yes to Hummus for Dessert

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

I know, I know, I know. “Dessert Hummus” does not evoke images of sweet satisfaction, or really, of anything you might imagine normal people would voluntarily put in their mouths, let alone make. But trust me: this recipe tastes great. If you’re feeling super responsible, serve it up with apple slices for dipping. If you want to enjoy a full-on treat, spread a little on a few thin, crispy cookies.

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Say Yes to Hummus for Dessert

Oodles of Voodles

by in Recipe Roundup

Recipes

We’ve been having fun with spiralized vegetables this month! (Voodles are veggie noodles, for those of you who missed earlier posts.) Did you catch our Halloween fun with Roasted Butternut Noodles? There’s good times to be had putting any number of veggies under that spiralizing blade, and good flavor too. Many of these dishes are great sides: pair with some plant-based protein and a smart portion of whole grain to round out the meal!

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Oodles of Voodles

Mindful Treats

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

For kids, Halloween is the unofficial start of the holiday season. Parties and the treats that go right along with them shift from being something kids might be offered at a birthday party or other event to having them in their possession after trick or treating. While we struggle to manage the sack of candy we also face the flood of parties that accompany the rest of the festive season.

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Mindful Treats

Butternut Braaaains

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

Unleash your little zombies on some squoodle (that’s squash noodle for those of you who haven’t been keeping up this month) fun this Halloween! Spiralize the neck of a butternut squash and sacrifice a bulb or two to act as gory serving containers. Kids already know vegetables can be horrifying: let this dish convince them that veggies can be terribly fun and delicious too!

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Butternut Braaaains