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 […]

Coleslaw with Apple Vinaigrette

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When trying to decide what to make for this month’s post, I was very much drawn to the salad section of Catherine’s blog… probably because it’s been 90+ degrees here in New England for what feels like forever.  Needless to say, I had no desire to turn the oven on, and I think many readers out there would agree! So which salad did I choose? I’m glad you asked. The Coleslaw with apple vinaigrette! Coleslaw is typically very heavy because it’s smothered in mayonnaise, so when I saw that Catherine made hers with vinaigrette I was intrigued! And she also […]

Walnut Salmon with Simply Quinoa

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Welcome to a new section of the blog that we are bringing back by popular demand: Cooking with Catherine Katz! Each month I will pick one or two recipes from Catherine’s website and provide NuVal scores for the key ingredients and interesting facts about those ingredients. I will also share my trials, tribulations and successes of making those recipes at home and how they came out. We hope you enjoy this revitalized segment! Welcome to my first journey in Cooking with Catherine Katz! I went on to Catherine’s website and was amazed at all the different recipes to try… I, however, have […]

Nuts! They make us crazy!

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Tree nuts have been an essential food dating as far back as 10,000 years!  They have a long shelf life, are an excellent source of protein, fiber and vitamin E, and have a variety of benefits.  Research shows that incorporating them into your diet may lower cholesterol, reducing your risk of heart disease.  They may also help you to maintain/lose weight by curbing your appetite as well as boost your immune system, preventing you from getting sick. Now you’re probably wondering “This sounds amazing!  I can’t get enough of this miracle food!”  This is where you’re wrong.  You know the […]