Category: Nutritional Information

Podcast Episode 3 – Pasta Replacements

Welcome to the Remake My Plate podcast – episode 3. This one covers some easy pasta replacements including how to prepare them and even some great freezer tips. Show Notes: – Reasons why you might want to replace pasta – Spaghetti squash: easp prep tips, nutritional stats, freezer tips – Zucchini: easp prep tips, nutritional stats – Other veggies pasta replacements – Shirataki Noodles: difference between shirataki noodles and those containing tofu – Shirataki prep […] read more

Low Carb Pasta Replacements

Imagine going to college for a degree in nutrition with plans on becoming a registered dietitian. Now imagine, when discussions on various diets come up, that you talk about low carb (that’s LOW not NO carb) or paleo. Think of all the dirty looks you might get, the eye rolling, the comments about how completely unhealthy it is to follow either one of these diets/ways of eating and then imagine what is said when you […] read more

Are natural flavorings safe?

In this post I wrote about avoiding store bought foods that contain ingredients such as “natural flavorings”. Why would you want to do that? Aren’t natural flavorings better than artificial flavorings? At least one might think so but in this case there not. The exact definition of natural flavorings & flavors from Title 21, Section 101, part 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations is as follows: “The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means […] read more

Podcast Episode 2 – Sugar, Sugar

Welcome to the second Remake My Plate podcast episode. This one quickly covers some information about sugar in it’s various forms. Show Notes: – Glucose Song on YouTube – Two types of sugars: simple and complex – Simple sugars (also called monosaccharides) include glucose, fructose and galactose – Complex sugars (also called disaccharides) include lactose, sucrose and maltose – “Natural” sugars: honey, maple syrup, molasses and agave and which simple sugars make them up – […] read more

High Fructose Corn Syrup – Worse Than Sugar?

You don’t have to be interested in any aspect of nutrition to quickly discover that there are an incredible number of views on just about every topic. Views that range from one extreme to another. Will we ever know who is truly correct? Most likely not. Personally I tend to think that the actual truth can be found in the middle of all the extreme views. If the above makes no sense allow me to […] read more

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