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Chia: not just your average seed

When it comes to recent food trends, it is almost impossible to ignore the increased use and popularity of Salvia hispanica L. Salvia hispani… what? Salvia hispanica L. is popularly known as chia seeds. This mint-related plant is leaving its mark on the food industry and is ever so prevalent on the Internet. If you […]

Nutritional benefits of Navy beans

Navy beans, you know them, those small off-white colored beans that look… well, pretty plain. Did you know they pack a nutritional punch? Navy beans, like most beans, are high in fiber and low in fat – perfect for folks who want to eat healthier or who are watching their waistlines. These beans are high […]

Super (healthy) Bowl Party!

Well, the Packers are not going to the Super Bowl this year. However, many folks will be watching the game anyway – which means Super Bowl parties! This is a time when friends and family get together to cheer on their favorite team. Along with all the cheering, there is a lot of eating! Super […]

Happy no-resolution New Year: plan for success

Many folks view the New Year as a chance to start new habits. Interestingly, many resolutions revolve around issues of wellness—losing weight tops the list of the 10 most popular resolutions. Getting more exercise or staying fit, quitting smoking, spending less, getting more organized and spending more time with family are other popular resolutions. However, […]

Delicious and nutritious: corn – summer’s candy

Zea mays. Maize. Maiz. All of these terms refer to what we typically call corn. There is perhaps no other food that says ‘summer’ like fresh corn on the cob. Aside from being delicious, corn has a very important role in the history of the Americas, especially in Mesoamerica, the region that is now known […]

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