A food, usually a vegetable, is scalded in boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally shocked--plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water to halt the cooking process. When you shock, it stops the cooking immediately, cools the veg down and keeps bright green color. If you don't shock, your veggies will continue to cook and will be more likely to be mushy when you reheat them and/or turn that army green color.
Watch this quick video and learn how to make a fresh garlic and herb marinade at home for chicken, steak, fish, or even veggies!
Why do we marinate? Anytime you marinate a protein before cooking you get so much more flavor than without the marinade.
This dressing will last for a couple weeks in the fridge and is super convenient to have on hand. It's great when you're entertaining guests or just for yourself, especially if you love having a fresh salad with dinner.
These no-bake protein granola bars are perfect for busy adults and kids. Grab one for breakfast when you’re walking out the door or keep one wrapped in your bag so you’re always prepared with a healthy snack.
You have to run out last minute to get that one certain pair of boots for your niece but oh, wait, you also are responsible for cooking the entire family dinner. On top of that, you’re making a LOT of decisions about food. There’s a pie lurking around every corner! Naturally, weight gain is very common this time of year, making it troublesome to stick to your healthy routine.
Whey protein powder is a dehydrated form of protein that can be mixed with water or other liquids to make shakes, smoothies, or other foods such as protein pancakes. Protein powder is intended to act as a convenient, portable, and protein-rich food source. Specifically, whey protein is derived from cow’s milk and, as with all animal sources of protein, has a complete amino acid profile.
In recent years, gluten has gained a lot of attention in popular media. From gluten-driven weight gain to celiac disease, in this article I answer everything you need to know about gluten so you can feel confident making healthy choices in your everyday life.
Carbs have been a topic of much debate. Carbs are not bad and they do not make you fat--you just have to be sure you're eating the right kind of carbs in appropriate portions. I cover everything you need to know about carbs in this article.
A ketogenic (keto) diet is a very high fat, low carb, and moderate protein diet. It has many medical benefits for children with epilepsy, and some people follow a keto diet for its potential weight loss benefits.
Stevia: the sweet, plant-derived sugar substitute that's causing a debate in the nutrition world. In this article, I break down everything you need to know about stevia so you can feel confident making nutrition choices on your own.
Have you ever felt down/stressed about a situation and found yourself turning to food… or even super excited and accomplished…and celebrated with food? If so, you have experienced emotional eating. This is extremely common and often is a large obstacle in implementing/maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Did you know that 88% of people who track their intake on applications such as My Fitness Pal for (just) 7 days lose weight? Regardless of if you want to lose weight, tone up, or just get healthy, tracking your food provides priceless insight into your starting point, areas for improvement, and ensuring progress over time.
Macronutrients are just that...macro, meaning large. They are the large nutrients that make up our food and that our bodies need each day for energy. The other type of nutrient is a micronutrient, micro referring to small nutrients we need each day, including vitamins and minerals in our food.
Typically when you go out to eat at a restaurant, portions are out of this world. Meals are usually dense with carbs and fats, and lack a balance of lean protein and fresh fruits and veggies. Use our Fit Plate to make sure you’re getting a balanced meal. Your plate should be approximately 1/4 complex carbohydrates, 1/4 lean protein, and 1/2 fresh fruits and vegetables along with 1-2 tablespoons of healthy fat. Allison is the Licensed and Registered Dietitian at fit-flavors. She strongly believes we should have positive experiences at mealtimes and truly enjoy the food we eat. Allison...