Low Sugar Doesn’t Mean Sweet-less Desserts!

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It’s important to watch your sugar intake, even when sugar is the main point of the meal – that’s right, I’m talking about desserts. Even when you have a sweet tooth, or it’s time to enjoy the end of a delicious dinner, you should be cognizant of the amount of added sugar in your desserts. Many of the suggestions below contain fruit, because while overall sugar amount is important, we are not here to deprive you of a sweet dessert. Fruit, unlike added sugars, contains fiber. The fiber helps to slow the absorption of sugar into your blood stream, making […]

Low Sugar, High Reward for Breakfast!

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I know I’m not the only one that scrolls through his or her Instagram feed to look at all the gorgeous brunch photos on Sunday afternoons. Pancakes, Waffles, Chocolate drizzled delights just begging to be eaten. However, breakfast is the first opportunity we have to fuel our bodies for the day ahead, and all of that sugar is not going to help us achieve that. You can always enjoy a hint of sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth, but there are ways to achieve this with intrinsic or naturally occurring sugar. Fruit and yogurt parfait: Use plain yogurt and dress […]

Spice Up Your Salads!

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The best thing about salads is the incorporation of greens – adults are supposed to consume from 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables a day, and a leafy green salad is a quick and easy way to meet those goals. However, having a traditional salad can get tiresome, so it’s important to know that there are other salad options out there that you can add on  top of your leafy greens or even just  to have on its own as a lunch or dinner side. Mayo-less potato salads: these salads are great carbs that can serve as excellent platforms for […]

The All-American Breakfast CAN Be Balanced + Delicious!

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Nothing was more exciting for me in college than a brunch date. Whether it was with friends or my boyfriend, I loved exploring new breakfast spots. My favorite part was being able to get a little of everything in one plate – some sweet pancakes, salty and crisp bacon, creamy, luxurious scrambled eggs… you get every texture and flavor profile in one! However, the main reason brunch should only come once a week is because indulgence is not always the most nutritious. However, there are a few ways to enjoy a flavor-packed breakfast, while sneaking in some key nutrients into […]

Mix Up Your Scrambles – It’s Better Breakfast Month!

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September means school’s in session, which only highlights the importance of a hearty and healthy breakfast to start off your day. Throughout this month we will be providing some fun breakfast ideas so you can have not just nutrition, but variety in your morning meals. First up, we’re covering scrambles and eggs, and stay tuned throughout September for more delicious ideas. I’m more of a savory breakfast person – I love pancakes and waffles, but I prefer eggs and toast, especially when it comes to getting flavor and nutrition. Large eggs are a NuVal 56, making them a delicious and […]