Health Insight into RICE!

Let’s take a minute to appreciate the wonderful adversity of one of the world’s most common consumed grain. Rice! Rarely does anyone ask the question, “What is it?” For starters, rice is actually the seed of certain grasses grown around the world and is the third largest worldwide produced agricultural product. The International Rice Congress […]

One Smart Chicken

This month we celebrate Smart Chicken! There are several differences you’ll find in Smart Chicken versus the conventional product and this was a product we felt good about promoting. One major difference with Smart Chicken is that it is ‘air chilled!” Many of us have heard of the “air chilled” difference, but what exactly does […]

Kid-approved Recipes

It seems a dairy product is always among the top of people’s favorite foods lists…cheese anyone? Dairy is one of the most versatile food groups. You can enjoy dairy as a drink, a dip, a topping for your favorite dish, and even dessert! Dairy products boast many health benefits. Protein, though mainly found in meat, […]

Soup’s On!

Could anyone else eat soup all winter long? It’s been so cold in Missouri and I can’t think of a better way to warm up. I’m also the odd one in my family whose requested ‘birthday meal’ each year is my Mom’s vegetable soup. I’m always looking for variations to try and this one was […]

Un’beet’able Health Benefits

With their dramatic, rich red coloring, beets may be one of nature’s most alluring foods. These beautiful root vegetables do double duty, with the earthy-sweet bulbs and fresh greens both offering a myriad of health benefits. Beets and their greens can be enjoyed raw, cooked, juiced, steamed, roasted, sautéed, grilled and, for those who don’t […]


If you are new to spiralizing fruits and veggies you are not alone. This was my first experience to try anything like this, even after recommending it to patients in the clinic for years! When I’d see clients working to control their blood sugar I’d encourage this method to keep within their carbohydrate allotment and […]

Korean Style Pork Chops

Just a quick share here from dinner tonight! When I find a recipe that keeps the kids asking for more that is how I classify it as a “hit!” I’m also a super fan of recipes where I have the ingredients on hand, because taking 3 boys into a store…not happening for this girl. Hope […]

Instant Pot Chili with a Twist

pulse1 pəls/ noun 1. the edible seeds of various leguminous plants, for example chickpeas, lentils, and beans synonyms: delicious, versatile, protein and fiber-filled Pulses boast many health benefits plus there are various food puns that can be said…I’ll refrain. Between the various types of beans, peas, and lentils, pulses are ideal for all recipes from […]