Oatmeal: It doesn’t have to be boring!

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Oatmeal (NuVal 93) has a variety of health benefits.  It is high in fiber, protein, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals, including iron.  It also happens to be low in cholesterol and saturated fat.  The fiber alone has been linked to several wonderful health outcomes including satiety, potentially leading to weight loss, a decreased risk of heart disease, and helping to regulate blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, not all oatmeal is weighted the same in terms of health benefits.  When going to the grocery store, avoid instant oatmeal (especially in packets), as it tends to be loaded with added sugar […]

Baked Tilapia Provençal

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When Stephanie was looking for someone to alternate featuring recipes, I was the perfect choice.  I like to cook, I have no dietary restrictions and I assisted her in preparing the Walnut Salmon with Simply Quinoa featured on March 15th.  For this month’s installment of Cooking with Catherine Katz, I decided to prepare the Baked Tilapia Provençal.  With Catherine’s approval, I prepared the fish with a side of brown rice. I went to Whole Foods to pick up the ingredients needed.  I already had the brown rice, olive oil and garlic at home.  All I needed was the tilapia, diced […]

New Year, Nu You! What’s Your 2016 Resolution?

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December 31st is fast approaching, and with that, we here at NuVal are thinking about our resolutions for 2016. We hope that using the NuVal scores this year has helped you all lead healthier lives, and we’d love to know your health resolution for 2016, whether it’s starting something new or continuing a routine you started this year. The NuVal team made their resolutions and we’d love to share some of them with you! “This year, I learned the importance of hydration. My skin and hair both love me for drinking more water, so I hope to continue that. In […]

Day 12: Don’t mistake me for quinoa!

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NuVal 100 Quince, an affiliate of the Rosaceae family, is found in the Asia Minor regions.  This golden colored fruit is bumpy but smooth and produces a strong but fruity fragrance.  Quince is rarely eaten raw due to its sour taste, but cooking the fruit and adding sugar to it creates a fantastic jam.  Remember to not eat quince seeds as they are poisonous.  Quince is low in calories (57kcal/100g) and is a great source of several nutrients including fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins and minerals including potassium, iron, magnesium and copper.   Recipe: http://www.pickyourown.org/quince-jam-recipe.php   http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/quince-fruit.html

Festival Foods Green Bay, WI December 2015

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Made a stop in Packer’s Country to check out how Festival Foods is doing with the NuVal Scores program, and boy, were we excited with what we saw!   We loved how Festival highlighted the NuVal 100s in the produce section!         Protein was no different – extremely well done by the team at Festival!   Throughout the grocery store, it was easy to see the scores so they could be used to trade up to healthy foods, and there was no shortage of information for anyone to use to learn more about this program! Way to […]