A Guide to Food Safety and Kitchen Clean Up

An essential part of preparing a meal is making sure to use the proper food safety techniques. Without proper safety protocols your food can become contaminated and pass along foodborne illnesses to whomever eats or comes in contact with it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 48 million Americans become sick … Continue reading A Guide to Food Safety and Kitchen Clean Up

Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

The ketogenic diet, also known as “keto,” seems to be all the rage lately, and many celebrities promote it is an effective weight loss method. Although it’s popular currently, it isn’t new and has actually been used as a treatment for epilepsy since the 1920s. The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that puts … Continue reading Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

What’s the Deal with CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is becoming more mainstream and is legal in Wisconsin. Cannabidiol is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants and does not produce the “high” that is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is credited with helping to treat a host of medical problems, but experts say evidence … Continue reading What’s the Deal with CBD Oil?

Bone Broth: The Miracle Elixir?

The winter months are upon us, and you may be looking for ways to boost your immune system. Many people turn to bone broth, but is it the “miracle” it is touted to be? Bone broth is a stock made from the bones and connective tissue of animals or fish. It is said to reduce … Continue reading Bone Broth: The Miracle Elixir?

Avoiding Diet Culture at the Holiday Table

The holidays bring lots of opportunities connect with friends and family. Read on to learn what types of comments may be causing more harm than good. Diet culture is everywhere; social media, magazines lining the check out line, television and in the way we communicate with one another. Diet culture proclaims, "Thinness is best!" 'Diet … Continue reading Avoiding Diet Culture at the Holiday Table

Healthy Fats: How to Eat More

A healthy diet includes fat! Check out this post for detailed information on the different types of dietary fat. Healthy fats are those that are rich in either monounsaturated or omega-3 fats. Healthy fat shopping list at the bottom of this post. Read on for some practical ways to incorporate more healthy fats into your … Continue reading Healthy Fats: How to Eat More

Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

In a cold cereal, toast or bagel rut? Read on to find 5 delicious, nutrient dense breakfast recipes. All can be made the night before for a stress-free morning.   Overnight Oats Many cold-oat skeptics find that they actually enjoy this refreshing spin on the traditionally hot cereal. The flavor possibilities are endless; some of … Continue reading Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Simple, Flavorful Dressings & Sauces

The art of sauce making seems to have been replaced in recent decades by packaged marinades, dressings, and sauces. Ready to save some money and reduce the added sugar, sodium and preservatives in your meals? Here are some of our favorite simple sauce recipes that will become the star of your meal. Ranch Dressing made … Continue reading Simple, Flavorful Dressings & Sauces

How to Choose a Healthy Cereal

Cereal is a common go-to breakfast food because it is quick, easy and convenient. Unfortunately, many popular cereals are loaded with sugar, so it is important to check out the food label to make sure you are making a good choice. It can be confusing when going down the cereal aisle, but the following tips … Continue reading How to Choose a Healthy Cereal