Banana Nut Bread: Reduced Fat

Cutting out half the fat from my original banana nut bread recipe was piece of cake! 1 egg instead of 2 eggs 1/2 stick of butter (instead of full) and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce This delicious banana nut bread recipe contains 50% whole grain flour thus providing you with some fiber in your diet. It tastesContinue reading “Banana Nut Bread: Reduced Fat”

Does Garlic help lower cholesterol?

Ever wonder if your mother’s old saying that garlic was good for your heart was just an old wives tale or if it actually had some basis? Well, during my dietetic internship, my partner and I were determined to find out if it was true. Garlic is claimed to have cardiovascular protective properties, particularly toContinue reading “Does Garlic help lower cholesterol?”

Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)

I had been craving stuffed bell peppers for a while so I finally decided to try making them at home. My husband is not a big fan of stuffed bell peppers, so I wanted to make sure he would enjoy it as well. Turns out, they are super easy to make and my husband lovedContinue reading “Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)”

Eggless Breakfast Ideas

Eggs are the best source of protein food at breakfast! As I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, it is important to have a combination of protein and carbohydrates at every meal. Click here to read the post on a balanced breakfast. For those picky eaters, like my cousin, I put together aContinue reading “Eggless Breakfast Ideas”

Should I take a multivitamin?

But what if, like most Americans, your diet falls short of the recommended intakes for some vitamins and minerals? Should you take a multi? It depends how far you fall short. If your diet is merely “suboptimal,” there’s no convincing evidence that you’ll benefit from a multi. If, however, you have severe deficiencies (because ofContinue reading “Should I take a multivitamin?”