Top 5 New Year’s Foods for Good Luck & Prosperity

blackeyed peas to go with Neely recipe

Do you have a food that’s part of your New Year’s tradition?  There are many traditional foods throughout the world. Here’s a list of our Top 5 Food Traditions. (Please comment if you have a food you think we missed that should be included in next year’s list.) Black-eyed Peas – This is a very […]

Super Bowl Dip Tips

Mixed Crudites with Dip

Did you know Super Bowl Sunday is the day for the 2nd largest amount of calories consumed in the year? Second only to Thanksgiving. And, unfortunately, this day of gluttony comes as many people are trying to lose weight after all their holiday feasting. Following are our Top 10 Tips for dealing with all those […]

Nutrition Notes – Fortified and Designer Foods


Fortified Foods One of the terms we talk about the first week is “Fortified” foods. A fortified (or enriched) food is one that has had vitamins, minerals and other nutrients added. Just because it’s fortified doesn’t mean it’s healthy. A prime example of a fortified food is iodine added to salt (iodized salt). Another is […]