All About Kefir!

What is Kefir? Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to yogurt. Thinner than yogurt, kefir is typically consumed as a beverage. The fermentation process used to make kefir elevates the nutritional content.  Kefir is a good source of probiotics, protein, calcium and vitamin B12. The Turkic word, Kefir, means “feeling good”.     Nutrition…

The Low FODMAP Diet

What is the Low FODMAP Diet? The Low FODMAP diet is an elimination diet often used to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). People with IBS have recurrent abdominal pain associated with a change in the frequency or type of stool. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation and diarrhea. The Low FODMAP diet consists…

All About Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds Chia seeds are the edible seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant native to Central America. They are a small but mighty seed in the realm of nutrition. 1 ounce of Chia Seeds Calories: 137 Carbohydrate: 12.3g (4%) Dietary Fiber: 10.6g Total fat: 8.6g  (13%) Omega-3: 4915mg Protein: 4.4g (9%) Calcium: 18% Phosphorus: 27%…

All About Beets

Beets Serving size: 1 cup / Calories: 58.5 Total Carbohydrates: 13g / Total Fat: 0.2g / Protein 2.2g Dietary Fiber: 3.8g Beneficial for reducing constipation, promoting bowel movement regularity, and decreasing diverticulitis. Promotes overall better colon health. Vitamin C 11% Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, formation of collagen, improved wound healing, and…

All About Ginger

You have probably seen many gingerbread houses this season, but do you know some of the benefits of ginger along with different ways to cook with it in the kitchen? Ginger is a flowering plant and is used in many forms in the kitchen. It is native to southeastern Asia and was used by the…

Making Your Own Baby Food

Making You Own Baby Food Starting solids is an exciting time for parents. However, for some, it can be overwhelming. There are many options with trendy approaches such as homemade baby foods and Baby Led Weaning. Prepackaged baby foods can be a great option. But whether it be your preference, need for increased calories, or…

All About Black Strap Molasses

What is black strap molasses? When sugar cane is boiled down two things are produced: sugar crystals and liquid. After the sugar crystals are extracted, the liquid left is collected as molasses. Different types of molasses: There is a light and dark variety of molasses. The light molasses is produced after an initial boiling and…