The days of justifying grabbing a candy bar or bag of chips are over: The golden age of healthy, convenient snacking has arrived. Today, we’ll look at the innovative ways food companies offer up quick and easy protein-rich alternatives to fill the on-the-go junk-food void.
If you browsed supermarkets in the 1990s, chances are you remember the popularity of low-fat diet foods (think fat-free frozen yogurt, reduced fat pastries, and egg-whites-only omelettes). Fearing diet-related ailments like heart disease and weight gain, many health-conscious consumers spent years eschewing full-fat versions of their favorite pantry staples and indulgent treats.
The problem? Sacrificing fat often meant also stealing away important nutrients—and adding in unhealthy amounts of added sugars, chemicals, and preservatives. Today, we take a look at 3 reasons why today’s foodies welcome the re-emergence of fat as a flavorful and satisfying aspect of a well-rounded diet. (more…)
It seems that the heyday of the almond may be coming to a close while another healthy, delicious nut rises in the ranks of food trends and the national appetite. The pistachio’s day has come: specifically, today—which is its very own food holiday.
Maybe it’s the salty-sweet flavor, the satisfying ritual of cracking that shell apart, or the nutritional benefits packed into each of these little snack staples, but America is going nuts for pistachios. Today, we’ll take a closer look at this green beauty and what makes it worth celebrating.