Celebrate National Sandwich Month with the Perfect Fillings and Toppings

August is National Sandwich Month and we’re sharing our favorite insights on how to revamp the ordinary lunch staple into a bite-worthy masterpiece. Choosing a bread Making great sandwiches starts with the foundation – whether it’s a crusty roll, whole wheat bread, a flavored flatbread, or any other bread base – the options are almost […]

Mac and Cheese Remix

Bowl of Mac and Cheese with chicken, corn and chives added.

First, let us start by saying Mac and Cheese is the top dog when it comes to comfort food and in no way does it need enhancement. However, there are no rules against making your comfort food extra nutritious by adding fresh ingredients like a veggie and lean protein. To celebrate the edible version of […]

Refined Grain Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

A commentary just published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings presents data suggests that, with few exceptions, the consumption of refined grains is not associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).  Written by Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., the commentary includes data from all published observational cohort studies that looked at the associations between refined grain intake […]

National Picnic Month

July is National Picnic Month, and we are so excited to celebrate dining al fresco all month long. Check out our menu for a nutritious, balanced and family-friendly picnic. Before we get into the meat of the picnic menu, we can’t skip over the always important appetizer! Cheesy Taco Cripix Mix is easy to grab […]

Nutrition Tips for Men Over 50

As people age, it’s important to focus on the quality of the foods they eat. Our calorie needs (and appetites) dwindle as we age, so making sure you get the best nutrient bang for your buck is vital. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, older adults fall short on nutrients such as calcium, dietary fiber, […]