On average, less than 1% of Americans eat the daily recommended amount of whole grains. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommends eating at least half of your grains, or about 3 servings, as whole grains over the course of the day. Carbohydrates get a bad rap, but whole grains can act as an essential part of […]


June 25, 2018

The Benefits of Whole Grains

When it comes to cooking and baking, there are healthy (and tasty) substitutions you can incorporate into your daily meal preparation. While substituting new foods for your traditional staples might feel foreign, the health benefits with last. Here are five heart-healthy substitutions to try: Substitute: Mashed Avocado for Mayonnaise – Although great for pasta salads […]


April 8, 2016

Cooking Substitutions to Try

​As many of you may know, March was National Nutrition Month (NNM). With that, I spent a lot of the month talking to adults and students about how to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right”, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics slogan for NNM 2016. However, as the month came to a close I got […]


April 1, 2016

Savor the Flavor Year ‘Round