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Whole Wheat.. Gluten-Free.. Shirataki: Is There Such A Thing As 'Healthy' Pasta?

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Yes -- our pasta has evolved, and you can be certain that the pasta aisle in your store today has a lot more options than ever before! But new varieties bring a new level of confusion. Is your pasta really as healthy as you think it is, or are you being fooled by front-of-package claims?

Farro Recipes: 21 Ways With The Ancient Grain

Posted 10.11.2012 | Taste

These recipes give farro a new, modern twist.

Great Grains to Include in Your Diet for Health

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

With the low-carb movement, so many clients that I counsel fear eating grains and starches altogether, and think they are better off without them. This is false! Many grains -- whole grains -- are indeed healthy and should be included as part of a healthy diet.

Choosing the Right Breakfast Cereal

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

The cereal aisle in a supermarket can be as intimidating as walking into a room of complete strangers. Think of this as your cereal code book. Following the criteria here will help you make better choices when it comes to your cereal bowl.

10 Overrated Health Foods

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Like it or not, we tend to believe whatever we are exposed to in the media and in advertisements. In nutrition, this usually means that as a society we all follow the same diet fads, glorifying some foods over others in the quest for better health.

Taste Test: Is There Any Whole Grain Pasta That Tastes Good?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

If you're trying to make small changes to your diet to skew a little healthier, buying whole wheat pasta is a good place to start. Sure, traditional p...

The Important Message One Little Stamp Is Trying To Tell You

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Whether you're casually browsing the supermarket aisles or you're on a pointed mission to get everything on your list, you're probably not going to ta...

Sprouted Grains: You Want Me To Eat What?!

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Health advisors have long been telling us that we need to switch from processed carbohydrates to whole grains. Saying goodbye to white bread and white...

Whole Grains In Food: Just A Big Fraud, Like Some People

The Huffington Post | Lindsay | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

Michael F. Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest reminded us of some veeeery interesting information Tuesday. He notes that some f...

Biggest Nutrition Traps, Part 2: Quality vs. Quantity

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | Posted 04.02.2012 | Health and Fitness
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

In my last post, I talked about the all-important difference between natural and healthy. People often make the mistake of thinking that something is good for you just because it's all-natural or organic. Today, I want to focus on a different nutritional blind-spot: quality vs. quantity.

6 Healthy Carbs To Keep In Your Diet

EatingWell | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

I've never been a fan of low-carb diets: Our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equal. Here are six "great" carbs to keep in your diet.

Steer Clear of Refined Sugar and White Flour

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

There is evidence that we can help strengthen the body's defenses against cancer by diet and exercise changes. The problem is that the things we should omit from our diets are often things that we enjoy, things that taste good and things that we have on a regular basis.

5 Food Labels That Mean Nothing

Organic Authority.com | Posted 03.13.2012 | Food
Organic Authority.com

While certain words and phrases such as "Low Sodium" or "Certified USDA Organic" are regulated and certified by government agencies, most are not -- and it's up to the consumer to read between the lines in order to find something healthy to eat.

9 Great Winter Grains

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

The new year has passed, and we're now in detox mode. Resolution mode. Eating more whole grains, happily, falls into these categories.

Scientists Try To Craft Tasty Whole Wheat Cookies

Posted 12.21.2011 | Food

Everyone's trying to eat more whole wheat these days -- anything to make Michelle Obama and your doctor happy. The brunt of the effort to eat more who...

Brown Sugar Sorghum Muffins & Yoga Nonsense

Emily Franklin | Posted 02.04.2012 | Food
Emily Franklin

So, I'm a semi-recent yoga convert. And while I am grateful for the practice and enjoy my flexibility, I have some issues.

Rethinking Grain-Based Carbohydrates Part II

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

For those of us who cannot or do not choose to consume animal products, the use of sprouted grains becomes an essential part of a vegan or strictly vegetarian diet.

Whole Grain Baked Goods That Are Good For You

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

We've all heard that whole grains are good for us. But oftentimes all the proselytizing is just plain confusing. And you're still left wondering why w...

Liven Up Weekdays With Grain Salads For Lunch

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Boring lunch no more! If you're sick of the same old lunch, try a hearty grain salad. These salads are not only great to eat, they're good for you too...

What the Heck Is ... Quinoa?

Kitchen Daily | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

The name may sound totally alien, but quinoa has been around for centuries. You've probably heard of it before or seen it in health food stores, but d...

EXPLAINED: What's A Whole Grain -- And What's Not

Neil Zevnik | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

If you're anything like me, your notion of exactly what constitutes a "whole grain" (as opposed to what, a "partial grain" or a "half-hearted grain"?) is seriously fuzzy.

A Plate From the USDA With a Tastier Way to See More Nutritious Eating

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week officially and finally scrapped its food pyramid -- an explanation for nutrition that could be as elusive to decipher as the riddle of the Sphinx.

Marcus Samuelsson: How American Farm Policy Affects People Worldwide

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Marcus Samuelsson

Our current model is unsustainable, from growth of the kernels to the price on the stock ticker. And it doesn't just affect U.S. farming and policy, it affects farmers throughout the world.

Meatless Monday: Fun With Farro

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

What is "natural flavoring?" Quite often it's a marketing gimmick designed to get you to believe a product is pure and healthful. The truth is, accor...

Organic Whole Wheat Pasta Taste Test Results!

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maria Rodale

One of the most important things I try to do here at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen is to make things like cooking--and organic living--simple and easy,...