Nutripledge

Science supports that various health conditions such as obesity, heart diseases, cancer, and many more can be treated or managed by eating the right foods in the right combination with a healthy lifestyle. I believe that all foods can fit into your diet as long as you know the healthy and unhealthy qualities of that food and consume it mindfully. Thanks for visiting my blog, so get to know your food, and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!
*Please note that the content on this page is for your general information only. Everyone’s nutritional needs are different, so consult with your health care provider before making any changes to your diet.
“Without proper nutrition, medicine is of little use …With proper nutrition, medicine is of little need.”~ Charaka Samhita, Ancient text on Ayurveda

Category: Health and Wellness | Friday Food Talk with Food Coach

Sargento Balanced Breaks

Sargento Balanced Breaks

Charcuterie is the most trendy snack out there right now and this might be your on the go ticket to a miniature version. These balanced breaks are perfect for a grab and go snack and have a healthy overall balance. Food Coach Rating: This food […]

Are Hot Dogs as Unhealthy as People Claim?

Are Hot Dogs as Unhealthy as People Claim?

If you’re on social media as much as I am then you might have seen the question circulating about if consuming hot dogs takes minutes off your life? While we can not confirm or deny this hot question, we can clue you in on some […]

Chickpea Chatter

Chickpea Chatter

Chickpeas are all the rage lately. This nutrient dense legume has become one of interest for many companies trying to healthify their brands. One brand that I enjoy snacking on is Hippea.  Using our food coach system I was able to determine that this is […]

Are Bars Really as Bad as the Rep they Have?

Are Bars Really as Bad as the Rep they Have?

On Fridays we will introduce trending foods from all categories to help you eat in confidence! This weeks food is Cliff Nut Butter Bars. I went into my pantry, closed my eyes and grabbed the first snack I came across. What better foods to talk […]

Free Donut a day from Krispy Kreme: Sweet but not so sweet!

Free Donut a day from Krispy Kreme: Sweet but not so sweet!

When you think about a doughnut, you think of nothing healthy but empty calories from refined flour, sugar, and fat. No matter how big the incentive is: A doughnut a day is not a healthy diet. The only healthy thing is to incentivize a COVID […]

Carrots and Cucumbers; Quick, Easy, and Healthy Way to Get Your Veggies

Carrots and Cucumbers; Quick, Easy, and Healthy Way to Get Your Veggies

Eating veggies every day does not have to be complicated. Fresh raw veggies that can be eaten raw can be an easy way to include veggies in any meal. Cucumbers and carrots are available all year long. These veggies can be easily paired up with […]

Is Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Really Heart-Healthy?

Is Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Really Heart-Healthy?

Honey nut cheerios cereal recently got my attention when I worked on a child care facility menus and had to follow federal Child and Adult Day Care Menu Program (CACFP) guidelines. And I was surprised to learn that Honey Nut Cheerios cereal did not qualify […]

Friday Food Talk – Why whole grains?

Friday Food Talk – Why whole grains?

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of the grains you eat should come from whole grains. Whole grains are naturally high in fiber. Fibers make our bodies work better and prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and many other health problems. […]

How junk these junk foods are?

How junk these junk foods are?

Valentine’s day is all about love, heart, emotions, and feelings. It is a great day to show your love and feelings to your friends and family. But don’t turn this lovely day into an emotional eating day. In February, grocery stores are usually full of […]

Why should this peanut bag come with a Red Dot food rating and serving size visuals?

Why should this peanut bag come with a Red Dot food rating and serving size visuals?

I recently bought a pack of jumbo unsalted peanuts as a healthy snack for the super bowl watching party this Sunday. In general, we all know that peanuts are a healthy snack, but I wanted to dig a little deeper and rate this food in […]

Spilling the beans: Canned or Dry?

Spilling the beans: Canned or Dry?

No doubt beans are the superhero of foods. They are the perfect balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, and dietary fiber along with many other health-promoting nutrients and compounds. However, what makes it healthy is how you prepare and consume it. We will compare canned versus […]

Nuts are good, but here is what to watch out for!

Nuts are good, but here is what to watch out for!

Either you are looking for some plant-based protein option or adding some good nutrition to your diet, no doubt nuts will make an excellent choice. We rated some popular nuts on our food rating system (Food Smart), and it rated all nuts a “Red Dot […]

Ever wonder why pomegranate isn’t on the world’s healthiest foods list?

Ever wonder why pomegranate isn’t on the world’s healthiest foods list?

Being a registered dietitian, I love to grocery shop and always look for seasonal fruits and vegetables, as an escape from the monotony of apples, bananas, pears, and the like. I especially look for the pomegranate during the holiday season because my daughter loves it. […]

What is wrong with this product: Solestado Muffuletta Olive Salad?

What is wrong with this product: Solestado Muffuletta Olive Salad?

Nothing but the misleading name. Naming it Olive pickles rather than a salad would make more sense due to its pickle characteristics. It doesn’t make much sense to have a serving size of 2 tablespoons for a salad! NutriPledge Food Rating: Per our food rating […]

Why it is so hard to make healthy food choices?

Why it is so hard to make healthy food choices?

No matter where we buy our foods, either we prepare fresh at home or eat out, there is always some fear about the food choice that we make in our daily lives. Believe it or not, it can even happen to a food professional because […]

Why does this Feel Good 100% carrot juice maybe not be so Feel Good?

Why does this Feel Good 100% carrot juice maybe not be so Feel Good?

I often pick these juices for my picky eater teenager. Only thing I look for in the label that it is 100% juice to ensure no added sugar or any other undesired ingredients. All the juices go well in my household except carrot juice because […]

Can pizza be healthy food?

Can pizza be healthy food?

Pizza is a universally loved food, fits all cultures, and speaks to every person’s language and emotions. It’s the perfect food for any occasion and can be a healthy food too if accompanied with some healthy options and eaten mindfully. Pizza can make it all […]