Sharon Palmer RD talks plant based diets

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Sharon-Palmer-interview-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:26 — 6.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPlant based eating is a very popular diet trend, and for good reason.  Research shows that diets that focus more on plant foods are healthier.  But what exactly is a plant-based diet?  What foods are used? What do meals […]

Polenta for quick and delicious meatless meals

Want a dinner that’s fast, healthy, filling and tasty?  A dinner that can also be vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and/or low fat?  Then you want to try polenta. What exactly is polenta?  It’s a traditional Italian food, originally made by slow-cooking coarsely ground grain in water.  The result is a lot like cooked hot cereal.  Before corn […]

Stuffed pumpkin for a vegetarian Thanksgiving

Nothing says “meat” like Thanksgiving dinner.  Turkey is the culinary and visual center of the meal.  Until relatively recently, being vegetarian at Thanksgiving was likely to bring hostile or incredulous stares.  Long ago, I brought a vegetarian person to a Thanksgiving dinner, and that’s exactly what happened.  Now vegetarian dining is more mainstream, but I […]

Quinoa: plant protein powerhouse?

Quinoa is promoted as a high protein grain. True? Quinoa is an ancient grain, native to South America where it’s been a staple food for centuries.  In the past few years it’s taken on new life in North American and beyond as a health food.  One of the main selling points: the protein content.  In […]

Vegan diet warning

http://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Vegan-Diet-Warning.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:48 — 2.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe German Nutrition Society is taking a firm stand on the suitability of vegan diets for infants, children, teens and pregnant/lactating women.  That position is “Not recommended”. With a pure plant-based diet, it is difficult or impossible to attain […]

The meatless sandwich

Say the word “sandwich” and what comes to mind?  Ham, cheese?  Tuna?  Roast beef?  Turkey?  Sandwiches typically feature meat and/or cheese, making them a major source of protein.  So what do you do if you’re vegetarian or vegan?  How do you pack protein into a meatless sandwich? Well, there’s always PB & J, or even […]

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