Month: August 2020

healthy sweet snacks

16 Plant-based Snacks

Why is plant-based eating important?

One of the important principles of healthy eating is to focus on plant-based foods. Recent studies have pointed to the benefits of a plant-based diet, such as this research, which found that replacing animal-source proteins with plant-based proteins reduced the risk of premature death overall and death from cardiovascular disease. Plant sources of protein provide you with nutrients meat won’t, such as fiber.

Easy dishes in the microwave

Easy dishes in the microwave

It’s always been there for us—a trusty tool, always ready to heat a cold dinner in a flash, warm some milk or even create a great meal from scratch, in no time at all. The microwave has changed how we cook, offering shortcuts and hacks to make cooking a cinch.

Healthy Chocolate Bars

Healthy chocolate bars

Chocolate is a treat packed with compounds such as antioxidants and magnesium. However, some chocolates are much healthier than others! While some are sugar-laden and low in actual cacao, others are packed with beneficial nutrients and low in sugar. Read on to discover the treats I suggest that can satisfy a chocolate craving, without sacrificing nutrition.

High-fiber-snacks

High-fiber snacks

Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Given the easy access to processed foods these days, many are not meeting the requirement. You need enough fiber to stay trim, have a healthy digestive tract, and keep your blood cholesterol where it should be. Here are some ideas for high-fiber snacks.

Healthy Crackers

Healthy crackers

Crackers can be an appealing snack, especially since your options for dressing them up with sliced veggies, spreads and condiments are endless!

coffee creamers

Healthier coffee creamers

I’m a coffee lover, and enjoy it when it’s a bit creamy. While I often enjoy it with 2% milk, I have also tried various creamers. I’ve read the ingredients carefully on these, as they are often filled with artificial ingredients and lots of sugar. Here, I provide some considerations for your selection and share a few of my favorites.

Is microwave popcorn bad for you

Is microwave popcorn bad for you?

A bag of popcorn is a treat, and makes movie-watching special. However, microwave popcorn has had some bad press lately. Questions have been raised as to whether consuming microwave popcorn is linked to cancer, lung damage, and other issues. Consumers may also be wondering about the nutritional content given the often high fat content. Let’s explore some of these concerns.