What’s all this ‘beef’ about going meatless (occasionally)?

In 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that there were 58.7 pounds of boneless chicken and 51.5 pounds of beef per person available to eat in the US, but did you know that over 7.3 million people in the United States follow a vegetarian based diet? Many of you may ask “How do they get enough protein?” The fact of the matter is there are many foods that are great sources of protein that are not animal products.

Cut the Bacon!

I love BACON! In fact, I am most attracted to any menu option that includes bacon. As a dietitian, I feel I try to limit my intake of fatty meats for myself and my family. Recent news from WHO (World Health Organization) listed processed meat as a “Class 1” carcinogen, and has caused me to reevaluate my habits.

Preventing Food Waste

No one likes to be called wasteful. Wasteful people are thought of as careless—they leave lights on all night, run water faucets too long, and spend frivolous amounts of money on things they don’t need. Unfortunately, many Americans are especially wasteful when it comes to their food. Whether it’s the moldy cheese, limp lettuce, or the long-forgotten leftovers in…

Cleaning on a Budget

We all know that a clean home is a happy home. Clean homes smell good, keep us safe from germs and sickness, and are more welcoming to guests. Unfortunately, cleaning supplies can be expensive, and many of them contain harsh chemicals capable of harming people and the environment. But these problems don’t need to stop…