Posts Tagged 'protein'

Foodie Friday: Convenient, Portable Protein for Healthy Snacking

 

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.

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Foodie Friday: Eat Fat for Fitness on the Ketogenic Diet

While many folks have been jumping onto the protein trend bandwagon for quite a while now, lately there’s been another noteworthy nutrient many are championing for optimal health: fat.

The ketogenic diet—or simply “Keto” for short—claims body fat loss, cardiovascular health, and even improved mental function from its enthusiastic ranks of fat-chewing fans. Today, we’ll take a look at the Keto diet and how to follow it in hopes of achieving optimal results.**

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Foodie Friday: BBQ Nation–3 Regional Styles of Meat Worth Squealing About

Soooie! It’s summertime, and that means it’s prime time for pit masters, chefs, and backyard picnickers alike to slow-cook some pork, ribs, beef, and other mouth-watering proteins to a perfect falling-apart texture and toss on some flavorful sauce. Today, we’re looking at 3 classic regional-specialty preparations of BBQ from across America.

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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: Get Fat! Dietary Fat as the New Healthy Food Trend

Good fats diet (avocado, dry fruits and oil)

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…)

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Foodie Friday: The Snout-to-Tail Delights of National Pork Month

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Of all the protein-rich foods that many of us enjoy, nothing strikes quite the chord of culinary enthusiasm than the savory, succulent, other-white-meat favorite: Pork. Today, we’ll take a look at some little-known facts about this porcine powerhouse of restaurant and home kitchens the world over, and share some tasty recipes from the US and across the globe.

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Foodie Friday: 6 Imaginative Lunch Ideas for Foodie Kids

Elementary School Pupils With Healthy And Unhealthy Lunch Boxes

 

It’s back-to-school time, and that means it’s also time to get creative with school lunches—whether carried in a fancy lunch box, thermos, or a humble brown paper bag. Today, we’ll discover 6 fun and delicious lunch ideas for kids to start the school year right with a lunchbox full of foodie happiness.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - February 5, 2016: View of Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers Mountain) and Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil is a vibrant, colorful melting pot of cultural influences, so what better backdrop for the celebration of international pride that is the 2016 Summer Olympics? Their South American cuisine incorporates world-wide treasures from European countries like Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Germany to African and Middle-Eastern techniques and flavor profiles. Today, we take a look at some of the delicious foods Brazil is known for—and give you some tasty ideas for your own Rio-ready Olympics viewing party!

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Foodie Friday: It’s National Hamburger Month!

Tasty and appetizing hamburger cheeseburger

With Memorial Day Weekend quickly approaching, we’re getting fired up to grill out. And what’s better for the holiday weekend than the American classic, the hamburger? Today’s Foodie Friday celebrates National Hamburger Month with some fun facts and inspired ideas for your best burger ever.

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