Nutrition Tips

Panko: The Better Breadcrumb

The other day I shared a recipe for panko “fried” chicken — a healthier take on deep fried or pan-fried chicken. The concept of baking breaded chicken (or any other protein) instead of frying it isn’t a new one, but many people use Italian breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes as the breading. I choose to use whole wheat panko breadcrumbs instead. Panko is a Japanese breadcrumb made from bread without crusts. It has a crisper, airier texture than most types of breadcrumbs. Panko st… read more »

Farmers Market Finds: Zephyr Squash

The following post was written by nutritioulicious™ intern Jo Bartell I’m glad to be back in the city after all of the traveling I did this summer, and so excited by the beautiful early fall weather. Over the weekend, I met some friends at the farmers market, one of my favorite activities in great weather. This time of year the greenmarket is overflowing with a variety of fruits and vegetables. I found so much I wanted to buy, from bright fruits like peaches and grapes, to broccoli, tomatoes, carrot… read more »

Healthy Break Fast Guide

Tomorrow night is the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, a day of fasting, praying, and repenting for the past year’s sins. Throughout the year there are many lesser known fast days, but this one is the biggie for all Jews — it’s a 25 hour period of no eating or drinking. Whether you fast on this holiday or for a different religious holiday, you know that by the end of the fast you’re tired, thirsty, and famished. So how do you break your fast without undoing all of the hea… read more »

How to Prevent and Manage Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity Awareness Blog Carnival This article was written for inclusion in the blog carnival hosted by Littlestomaks to promote awareness of childhood obesity as part of the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Please read to the end of this article to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. *** You’ve heard it before — we have an obesity epidemic going on, and it’s not only affecting adults, it’s hitting children too. Currently over 23 mill… read more »

New Fruit For a New Year

Last week was the celebration of the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah. As I mentioned around this time last year, one of the traditions of the holiday is to enjoy a new fruit. Last year I brought my family two fruits that were new to us: the rambutan and mamey sapote. It’s not so easy to find a new fruit every year, but I managed to find something unique this year: Pitaya, aka dragon fruit. The dragon fruit come from the cactus family and is native to Mexico and Central and South America, but it is also cult… read more »