Recipes & Nutrition

Make Half of Your Grains Whole!Recipes & Nutrition

Make Half of Your Grains Whole!

Today’s average American diet is loaded with refined grains and carbohydrates, such as white flour and white rice. White bread,
Nutrition is Important Even for TeensFamily

Nutrition is Important Even for Teens

According to the CDC, the obesity rate of teens has tripled in the last 30 years. In 1980, 5% of
Be Sugar SmartRecipes & Nutrition

Be Sugar Smart

Sugar goes by many names, which makes it difficult to find on ingredient lists. However, this sneaky added sugar is
Empty Calories Add Up!Recipes & Nutrition

Empty Calories Add Up!

The typical American diet is full of processed foods that contain high amounts of sugar, fat and salt. This diet
A Spoonful: The Not-So-Sweet News on SugarRecipes & Nutrition

A Spoonful: The Not-So-Sweet News on Sugar

Americans eat about 100 pounds of sugar a year, each of us! Holy Sweet Tooth!! Today let’s chase that big
SugarRecipes & Nutrition

Sugar

Americans eat more sugar now than any time in history. Our society commonly accepts sugar as a staple even in
How to Stay Away from Fad DietsRecipes & Nutrition

How to Stay Away from Fad Diets

We’ve all heard it before, but it’s the truth – if a diet or weight loss product sounds too good
When It Comes to Buying Organic Your Guide to: the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15Recipes & Nutrition

When It Comes to Buying Organic Your Guide to: the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15

Should I buy organic for my family and myself?  Yes! Five (5) servings of fruits and veggies per day (as
Shake, shake, shake, Your Booty… Not the Salt Shaker!Recipes & Nutrition

Shake, shake, shake, Your Booty… Not the Salt Shaker!

Most Americans consume way too much salt. Salt, or more specifically sodium (which is 40% of salt), is necessary for
Cappuccino or MacchiatoRecipes & Nutrition

Cappuccino or Macchiato

Today when you want a cup of coffee, it isn’t always simple. There are options that run the gamut, many
Are Restaurant Salads Really Healthy?Recipes & Nutrition

Are Restaurant Salads Really Healthy?

Ordering a salad at a restaurant seems like a good way to “eat healthy.” Here’s the deal: restaurants aren’t in
The Small StuffRecipes & Nutrition

The Small Stuff

Some of you jazz fans out there probably know the Charleston-based quartet called “Gradual Lean.” If you don’t, you should.
Part 2: Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!Recipes & Nutrition

Part 2: Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!

In our previous post, Roper St. Francis Dietician Amy Mendez offered some sane reasoning to counter some of the all-or-nothing
Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!Recipes & Nutrition

Beware of Holiday Pitfalls!

Now that Thanksgiving leftovers are all gone and the hectic, crazy holiday season is upon us, it’s a good time
Greek Yogurt: Greek Yogurt Substitutions and AdditionsRecipes & Nutrition

Greek Yogurt: Greek Yogurt Substitutions and Additions

Greek yogurt is a great substitution in many recipes. The live cultures are destroyed when heated but you still get
Greek Yogurt: Using Plain Greek YogurtRecipes & Nutrition

Greek Yogurt: Using Plain Greek Yogurt

When purchasing Greek yogurt always look for brands that list “live active cultures” on the label to maximize the health
Quinoa: A Super FoodRecipes & Nutrition

Quinoa: A Super Food

Alex Appel, clinical dietitian for Roper St. Francis Bariatric and Metabolic Services, offers a healthy alternative to the popular –
Super Foods for Spring!Recipes & Nutrition

Super Foods for Spring!

Eat well, feel great and get ready for expending more energy outside this spring and summer with this list of
Coconut CrazeRecipes & Nutrition

Coconut Craze

With new coconut craze it is easy to get caught in it.  Everything from coconut water to coconut oil is