Did you know that the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and 230 grams of fat during a traditional holiday dinner with turkey and all the trimmings? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, shares some tasty ways you can indulge without the bulge!
Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the dreaded holiday weight gain season, but it doesn't have to! Many of Thanksgiving's staple items are actually good for us, and by making a few substitutions, it can be a meal your health will thank you for!
Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, doles out some scary good tips for treating kids and adults to a healthier Halloween!
Getting ready to carve pumpkins for Halloween? Think twice about tossing that pile of pumpkin pulp while carving. The orange flesh is more than just the remnants of a spooky jack-o-latern. This viscous material is loaded with nutrients you do not want to throw away!
If you cook a pound of 80% lean ground beef and drain the fat, have you eliminated the need to buy the more expensive 90% lean ground beef? A Best Food Facts reader asked just that, so we reached out to Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, RD, from North Dakota State University.
The humble chickpea (garbanzo bean) proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to break the bank.
While strolling through the aisles of the supermarket or moseying the streets of the farmers market, there’s no doubt you are engulfed by the array of bright colors of the fruits and veggies on display. Taking a closer look beyond the pure beauty of these foods, Best Food Facts received the following question: Are beet greens as nutritious as blueberries? We reached out to Best Food Facts nutrition advisor Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD, to get the skinny.
As a registered dietitian who’s been writing about food for more than two decades, I’m always worried that what I know and what I share will ultimately be proven wrong. After all, there’s a cavalcade of new studies, reports and surveys released just about every day.
Make summer nutrition easy with guilt-free snacks that can fill in the holes so you can still partake in fun summer food. Look for a balance of fruits and vegetables, protein and whole grains.
Attempting to squeeze the last bits out of summer? It’s unbelievable how fast this time of year goes! Like many, you may be approaching the realization that there are not enough weekends left of the summer to entertain your plans or goals, including your diet.
With ‘Back to School’ advertisements flooding our lives, it's safe to say that, for many kids, school is back in session. While sending your children off for the next stage of their lives, you may note that their eating habits have taken a turn for the worse while they were enjoying their summer days of freedom.
There’s a whole lot of confusion about whole grains. A battle over the breadbasket rages as advocates and experts take sides – either for or against the grain.
When you’re ready to move beyond Canning 101, check out all of the incredible things you can do through canning and preservation methods.
During the summer months, it’s second nature to reach for the so-called “lighter” food options such as salads, cold soups, frozen drinks and fresh fruit. But these “light and fresh” options don’t always translate to being light in calories.
Similar to the enduring appeal of pearls and the little black dress, canning fresh fruits and vegetables is an art form that never goes out of style.