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Sep182020

8 Ways You Can Use Almond Flour Crackers Beyond Dipping

Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers are a fan favorite, and reasonably so. You can dip with, spread upon or eat plain. You can also get creative, transforming them into an element that elevates your next meal. Here are eight ways you can use your Almond Flour Crackers beyond simply dipping (although, we love that too). 

Sep142020

Ask an RD: Are There Nutrients I Could Be Missing On a Grain-Free Diet?

We're so excited to be bringing you our newest series: Ask an RD. Each month, we'll be asking you what kind of health and wellness questions you have and we'll go straight to the professionals for answers. This month we're answering: Are there nutrients I could be missing on a grain-free diet?

Sep142020

Downloadable Kid's Snack Wheel

With kids being home more often, it’s important to get them involved in making nutritious food choices. We built a snack wheel so they can have a hand in what the day’s snack is, while having some fun in the process. Grab a printable wheel below and have some fun with the kids in the kitchen. 

Aug312020

An RD’s Take on Matcha and the Positive Health Benefits

Tap into matcha when you need your next caffeine fix. We asked Registered Dietitian, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP) to talk all things matcha, including its background, health benefits and preparation. And no, we aren’t just looking for an excuse to make these Mint Matcha Brownies.

Aug312020

5 Reasons You Should Be Adding Pumpkin to Everything this Fall

We know pumpkin breads, pies and lattes are delicious, but they can also be packed full of nutrition. We asked Registered Dietitian, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP) to give us the rundown on pumpkin and why it lives up to its seasonal hype. 

Jul302020

What Makes a Food Nutrient-Dense

Food is information for your body, providing energy in the form of calories. The body also needs macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, protein), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and water, among its most basic nutritional needs. We asked Registered Dietitian, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP) to break down exactly what it takes for a food to be classified as “nutrient-dense.”

Jul292020

The Power of Food: How School Lunches Can Impact School Performance

Food is powerful. It impacts how we feel, our energy levels, our happiness and our overall health. For adolescents, or those between childhood and adulthood, what they consume is even more impactful. Registered Dietitian, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP) explains the power of food and school lunches’ roles in adolescent performance.

Jul272020

What are Adaptogens?

Our bodies undergo a lot of stress all the time. Adaptogens have the ability to raise our bodies’ abilities to fight the stressors, aiding in hormonal health, mood and immune function. Registered Dietitian, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP) breaks down what adaptogens are and how we can incorporate them into our day-to-day lives.

Jul272020

Mindful Snacking for Satisfaction

When working from home, we wind up in front of the fridge or shuffling through the pantry a lot more than usual. Choosing these snacks mindfully will lead to greater satisfaction and greater nourishment for your body, keeping you energized all day long. Registered Dietitian, Olivia Wagner (MS, RDN, LDN, IFNCP) gave us four tips to snack for satisfaction.

Jul172020

Why Eating Seasonally Matters

Purchasing food in season is not only beneficial to your health and the environment, but when it is farmed locally, it also benefits the community and local economy. By directly purchasing food this summer from local producers, you can play your part, as well as reap the benefits of eating seasonally.