Posts Tagged 'clean eating'

Foodie Friday: Why Clean Eating is Sweeping the Food Scene

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It seems that almost everyone’s interested in making healthy choices these days, but knowing how and what to eat in order to maximize your diet can be overwhelming. That’s why many of us are going back to basics: less processed, simple, and often traditionally prepared foods. The clean-label trend is gaining traction with individual supermarket shoppers and restaurant patrons as well as large-scale producers and restaurants of all kinds.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at clean eating and why it’s a food trend that’s brilliantly simple and simply delicious.

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Foodie Friday: Innovation in Gluten-Free Alternative Flours

 

SO MUCH FOOD…so little time! The vast array of inventive products on display at each Fancy Food Show never ceases to amaze the attendees, and as one of the eager foodies who walked the floor this year, I can attest that this year’s winter show was no exception. One prominent trend that demonstrated true culinary creativity was the diversity of non-traditional flours in various products—whether derived from ancient grains, pulses, or other out-of-the-ordinary plant sources. Today, we’ll take a closer look at alternative gluten-free flours and why they’re more popular than ever!

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Foodie Friday: Getting Your Goat–Why Foodies Love Goat Cheese

It’s no secret that we here at Foodie Friday really love cheese. What’s not to love? Cheese is delicious, nutritious, and is scientifically proven to make you happy. Yet for those with an intolerance of the potentially pesky protein known as casein, traditional cow’s milk dairy is a no-go. That’s why cheese-loving foodies can turn to other milk-making ruminants for tasty, allergy-friendly products. Today, we consider the charms, characteristics, and cheesy delights of goat cheese.

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Foodie Friday: Special Delivery! 5 Leaders in On-Demand Food Service

Let’s face it: Nobody has too much time on their hands anymore. Between our hectic schedules and fast-moving careers, we’re all looking for better, faster, more convenient solutions. Fortunately, tech gurus and food-loving entrepreneurs are here to help. Delivery has revolutionized the foodie lifestyle. Today, we’re taking a look at 5 innovative retailers who are changing the way we enjoy food with delivery on demand.

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Foodie Friday: Hungry for Honest Food

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In a time when much of our media landscape is under intense scrutiny for perpetuating click-bait content, manipulation of facts, and outright “fake news,” we find ourselves craving true, transparent fare to fill our bellies as well as our news feeds. The drivers of this trend toward transparency are Millennials and—to an even greater degree—their younger peers, Generation Z.

Today, we’ll take a look at a few ways food producers and retailers are responding to the hunger for honest eating.

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Foodie Friday: Let’s Fly! 5 Elevated Airport Dining Experiences

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Happy Foodie Friday! Is today one of those “eat on the run” kinda days? If you’re a frequent flyer like I am, you spend many hours in airports, eating peanuts and watching flights come and go. Fortunately, the culinary scene in our U.S. airports has been dramatically elevated with innovative concepts, chef-driven menus, and elegant design. Today, we’ll take a look at 5 fantastic dining options for your next long layover.

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Foodie Friday: Spotlight on Annie Parsons of LARABAR

Annie_Parsons2Venturing out and about this autumn—whether it’s to a friendly pumpkin patch, a picturesque trail, or a high school football game—reminds us of how important healthy choices are to seizing each day’s opportunities. This week, properly inspired by the season, we spotlight a member of an organization dedicated to making the most of our snacking.

Annie Parsons, the Community Engagement Specialist at the Denver-based company LÄRABAR, gives us the inside story on how a handful of tasty ingredients, platforms like Instagram and Facebook,
and the message of simplicity are changing the way we eat and live.

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Foodie Friday—Meaty Veggies: Bringing the Flavor with Plant-Based Food

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A growing interest in healthy eating paired with studies about what actually goes into a good-for-you diet has lead many to increase their consumption of minimally processed, plant-based foods—namely: leafy greens, vegetables, and grains—over and above meat and dairy products. It’s a fantastic idea. After all, veggies, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds are naturally full of vital nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. What’s not to love about that?

Yet, as just about anyone who has tried a fast, a “cleanse,” or a strict New Year’s resolution to eat more kale-and-beet salad can quickly attest, plant-based diets can be challenging to maintain. Case in point: Despite limitless resources and the pressure of paparazzi documentation, even Beyonce and Jay-Z seem to have gone back to their carnivorous diet after a 22-day experiment in veganism. What’s more, many people associate meat- and dairy-free eating with bland, unsatisfying meals. It’s difficult to not get discouraged and overwhelmed by the task of improving our diets and overall health while still enjoying delicious food.  (more…)

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