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 that food’s healthy and unhealthy qualities and consume it mindfully. Thanks for visiting my blog, so get to know your food and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!

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

Is KFC Beyond Fried Chicken any Healthier than KFC Crispy Tenders?

Is KFC Beyond Fried Chicken any Healthier than KFC Crispy Tenders?

We performed a food health rating for both products in our Food Coach and this is what we found?

Beyond Burger

Beyond Burger

Continuing on with the plant based options this week, we are looking at Beyond Burger. I was writing a paper for a nutrition class discussing emerging plant based applications in food products and it got me curious about the health benefits or lack thereof in […]

Water Enhancers – Food Talk Friday

Water Enhancers – Food Talk Friday

We all tend to get bored of plain water once in a while. When we do we tend to reach for a more flavorful option, weather that be a juice, soda or another sweetened beverage. Lately people have been looking to ‘water enhancers’ as a […]

Persimmons

Persimmons

In Season Persimmons are in season September – December This seasonal fruit, also happens to be the national fruit of Japan and is a unique and somewhat unheard of fruit. Persimmons are mostly known for their sweet flavor and bright orange color.  This fruit is […]

Pomegranates – Seasonal Fruit

Pomegranates – Seasonal Fruit

The seasonal fruit known for its antioxidant boost, Pomegranates! We are switching up Friday Food Talk this week to talk seasonal foods with you all. This week it happens to be one of my favorites, pomegranates. About Pomegranates Pomegranates are a seasonal fruit, full of […]

Creation Packets (Tuna & Chicken)

Creation Packets (Tuna & Chicken)

Shredded chicken and tuna creation packets are pre-portioned and easy for on the go! These packets are low in calories and have a high protein content, and can solve all your soggy meal problems. Bring these packets with you to work, school, sporting events etc. […]

Whole Foods 365 Gummies; Flavored with Red Cabbage

Whole Foods 365 Gummies; Flavored with Red Cabbage

Gummy bears are one of our nutrition interns, Mackenzie’s favorite sweet treats! These gummie’s were found at the whole foods market and have pretty unique features. What caught our eye is they are flavored with red cabbage juice! Benefits of red cabbage include, it is […]

Oikos Greek Yogurt

Oikos Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is great for helping with satiety and adding to meals or snacks for a nutrient dense option, since it is packed with more protein and less sugar AND still contains probiotics to support digestion. Greek yogurt tends to have a thicker consistency than […]

Is beef jerky a healthy snack?

Is beef jerky a healthy snack?

Beef jerky can be found almost anywhere considering its one of the most popular convenience store items. Beef jerky can be known for high sugar contents, but also great on the go protein. Chomps jerky sticks are a great shelf stable protein option for traveling […]

Trader Joes Cauliflower Gnocchi

Trader Joes Cauliflower Gnocchi

If cauliflower can be gnocchi, you can be anything you want! Seriously though, cauliflower is being turned into all sorts of foods these days, but one of my favorites has to be Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi.  Personally, I love popping it in the air fryer […]

Is Hummus Snackers Healthy?

Is Hummus Snackers Healthy?

Hummus provides both fiber and plant protein and snackers make it easy to enjoy conveniently. Hummus is also a great plant based protein option if you are opting for a plant based diet or wanting more variety of proteins. Although it does not yield as […]

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 […]