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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 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 […]

Friday Food Talk Pick: Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice Mix

Friday Food Talk Pick: Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice Mix

This herby and seasoned rice mix seems like a healthy choice side but gets a Red Dot food rating due to being high in sodium. Cook with less seasoning to lessen sodium or pair up your meal with other low sodium items to balance it out.

Klein’s Delights Dark Chocolate Almonds: Friday  Food Talk

Klein’s Delights Dark Chocolate Almonds: Friday Food Talk

Klein’s delight dark chocolate almonds food rating, nutrition and health profile

Filling Broccoli and corn in your Samosa will not make it any healthier!

Filling Broccoli and corn in your Samosa will not make it any healthier!

President Trump’s recent visit to India made me a little home sick and gave me cravings for authentic Indian samosa, which unfortunately Trump did not get a chance to try. I’m not quite sure why the chef put broccoli and corn in it, because potato […]

Dark Chocolate Health Rating

Dark Chocolate Health Rating

This Friday we pick dark chocolates for our Friday Food Talk series. Chocolate is always a winner when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s day. It can be healthy too if dark chocolate is your choice. We decided to take a deeper look into dark chocolate […]

Friday Food Talk Pick:  Wheat Mamra – Is it healthy?

Friday Food Talk Pick: Wheat Mamra – Is it healthy?

This friday we will talk about this new product from Raja Food Inc by Swad. that caught my eyes in Indian store. This product looked like an unusually long rice puff and I purchased it mistakenly for that. Being a foodie, I looked at it […]

Super bowl party with Seven Layers of Fiesta

Super bowl party with Seven Layers of Fiesta

Super bowl always brings excitement to my boys (my son and my husband). Whether or not we have a party, I always try to make it fun for them by planning some fun foods that they like (which gives them comfort no matter what team […]