Recipe ReDux: Chocolate Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chunks, Dried Cherries, and Walnuts

By Megan Kian
Some people may think of chocolate as an indulgence, but in moderation chocolate can be a part of a healthy diet. As I’ve mentioned before, chocolate contains flavonoids, a type of antioxidant found in plant-based foods. Antioxidants are great for your body because they help repair cells and prevent certain diseases. This month’s Recipe ReDux theme, “Chocolate: Love Is In the Air,” is the perfect fit for February, which is Heart Health month and Valentine’s Day.
I decided… read more »

A New Dried Fruit – Plum Amazins

I love fruit. I prefer fresh fruit when it’s in season, but when options are limited (like winter in New York), I count on dried fruit to help me reach my three servings of fruit per day. I love dried cranberries and golden raisins. And now I have a new dried fruit to add to the mix – Plum Amazins! Thanks to the folks at Sunsweet (and their Amazin care package!) I had the opportunity to taste these tiny pieces of dried plums and they are definitely Nutritioulicious!
While they taste very simi… read more »

Are Sugars Toxic?

This past September the annual American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) took place in San Diego. While I wasn’t able to attend in person, thanks to social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, I was able to keep up with what fellow RDs were learning in the sessions and what products they were tasting at the expo.
As a consultant to food and beverage companies, including the Corn Refiners Association, one of the information sessions of interest to me… read more »

Another Use for Oats

By Megan Kian
One of the most common malabsorption issues in the United States is lactose intolerance, with about 30 to 50 million adults suffering from it. While many people replace cow’s milk with soy or almond milk to alleviate the symptoms of lactose intolerance, consumers now have another option. A company called Simpli has created an oat based milk alternative. Simpli Naked Oat has the same consistency as cow’s milk and provides many of the nutritional benefits of oats! Oats are a great wh… read more »

Nutritioulicious Babies

Hi Nutritioulicious readers! I know it’s been a while since I have posted, but things have been a little crazy around here. Three and a half weeks ago I delivered my two beautiful baby girls! It’s been a crazy few weeks but I finally had a few moments to let you all know about their arrival and show you a couple of pictures. 
Charlotte Edie was born January 5th at 12:17 pm and Sabrina Lily was born at 12:26 pm. They were both 5 pounds 6 ounces, 18 1/2 inches long, and they are currently just above t… read more »