5 Foods Your Heart – and Taste Buds – Will Love!

February is all about love and what better way to show some to yourself than by enjoying heart-healthy foods and recipes! This post was written by Nutritioulicious contributor Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks every year. That’s why the Million Hearts initiative was started in 2011, with the goal of preventing 1 million hea… read more »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles {Recipe ReDux}

These rich and creamy chocolate peanut butter truffles will satisfy any sweet tooth, whether you have a special occasion to celebrate or not!  Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I really appreciated their charisma. Once I did, I couldn’t get enough. Reese’s Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups are well known, but throughout my fine dining experiences I have seen numerous chocolate and peanut butter concoctions that have made my… read more »

Heart Health and Hearty Beef & Vegetable Stew {Recipe}

Celebrate Heart Health Month and do your heart and taste buds a favor by savoring this hearty beef and vegetable stew!  Beef gets an underserved bad rap when it comes to health, especially heart health. However, recent research shows that a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle that includes lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease, including elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Being that February is National Heart Health Month, I thought I’d share some highlights about… read more »

Boosting Plant-Based Foods + Beet Hummus Recipe

Plant-based foods are good for the whole body! Get some from homemade almond butter and roasted beet hummus, both chock full of nutrients and easy to make! Today I have a guest post from my colleague and friend, Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RDN, CDE. I was first acquainted with Melissa when I wrote and edited articles for her site SuperKids Nutrition. She is an expert in childhood nutrition and I’m very excited to share her post about boosting plant-based foods with some fun recipes for the whole… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 9, 2015

Some of my favorite posts from last week and this week’s Menu Plan Monday In case you’re not up to date on my tweets and Facebook posts (btw, what are you waiting for?!), I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite posts, articles, and recipes from last week. Take a look and then check out our Nutritioulicious menu for this week! A Guide to Gluten-Free Flour from Rebecca @ Strength & Sunshine Veggies All Year: Mushrooms from Meme @ Living Well Kitchen The EdibleRx: Don’t Demon… read more »