Nutrition

A Health-ier Strawberry Shortcake (featuring spelt and millet biscuits)

The trade off is, nuttier and heartier flavors, increased fiber content, increased protein content, increased vitamin and mineral content, NO carb/sugar crash (because whole-grains are lower glycemic), and you feel more satiated faster, which means you won’t feel the urge to go back for seconds and consume even more calories! So basically it’s a win-win, and everyone that tried these little babies absolutely loved them. They even appreciated the dynamic flavor each component brought to the dish, without missing the sweetness overload most strawberry shortcakes possess. And who needs all that extra sugar when you can drown your biscuit in fresh strawberries bursting with natural sweetness? Cheers to strawberry season – get pickin’!

Probiotics Use in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Introduction Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a multi-faceted gastrointestinal complication becoming increasingly prevalent in children and adults. IBS is an issue estimated to affect 10-15% of the global population (1). Furthermore, 20-40% of all gastrointestinal related doctor’s visits are due to IBS (1). Sufferers of this unpredictable and occasionally debilitating disorder are commonly given […]

Sugar: As Addictive as Drugs?

Introduction Sugar – a diverse, versatile and pleasurable substance. A recent New York Times article published in September 2016, revealed the dark truth about the sugar industries role in shaping dietary guidelines in the 1990s, by down-playing sugar’s role in obesity and disease and forcing the blame onto fat (1). By the late ‘90s, just […]

Simplifying Nutrition

It’s interesting yet unfortunate how confused the average American is about nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Being “healthy” has become this sort of fad that you either go all into or completely resent because, well, nutrition is too darn confusing! I blame most of this disparity on the media and the way they represent […]

Mainstream Weight-loss Ineffective for Health & Lifestyle?

I’ve been hesitant to write this post, as I know many of my friends are dieting and/or embrace the weight-loss supplement trend. It’s never my goal to offend anyone, undermine someones success, or spark a nutritional war. But nutrition, health, lifestyle, and food are important to me, in fact it’s my life and this is […]

Gluten – As Told by a Baker & Aspiring Nutritionist

Gluten’s been getting a lot of hype in the health and nutrition world. Just about everyone knows someone who is “gluten intolerant” or avoids gluten in their diet for whatever reason. Research studying and supporting gluten intolerance, at this point, is a huge gray area. If someone where to ask me if I think gluten […]

Why you NEED to start Sprouting

I recently created a survey to help me gauge how people are accessing food and meals. Are they cooking at home, or eating out more often? To my surprise more people are eating meals at home and would rather eat meals at home. At the same time 35% of those same people wanted to eat […]

Healthy Snacking 101

I’ve been getting some requests and concerns about healthy snacking. Specifically healthy snacking on the go! There’s so many snacks on the market today but not all are created equal. When you walk down the grocery store aisles and are faced with 100 calorie packs, fat free cookies, berry blast this, and chocolate chip that, […]