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Have a Snack-Filled Holiday

You’re probably thinking, “Wait…isn’t snacking a big no-no during the holiday season?” We tend to stuff ourselves on indulgent, calorie-laden holiday meals and treats during this most wonderful time of the year, so why are we encouraging you to snack? The fact of the matter is sensible snacking can actually help you consume fewer calories throughout the holiday season. There are many opinions to be had about snacking in general. Some people subscribe to the theory that three square meals a day with no snacks is ideal. Others believe that three smaller meals and two sensible snacks a day is … Read More

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Legumes Make the Top 5 Hottest Trends in Snack Foods

On April 25, 2013, Yahoo Shine released an article on The Top 5 Hottest Trends in Snack Foods. At no surprise for us, legumes has made the list. “Food companies looking to up the nutritional ante with their snacks have released myriad legume-based snacks, using everything from black beans to chickpeas to lentils. Being made with some legume flour doesn’t always make a snack healthier though, so if you’re really concerned about nutrition, you’ll want to make sure the legumes are the first ingredient listed. Again, if you just happen to like the flavor of beans and lentils (like I … Read More

The Mediterranean Diet

It’s National Nutritious Month and guess what’s trending? Protein and The Mediterranean Diet.  Take a look at this CBS News Special we found on The Mediterranean Diet.  They discuss how it’s recommended to eat legumes at least 3 times a week to possibly help reduce heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

National Bean Day!

National Bean Day is January 6th! Celebrating this unique holiday is super easy.  All you need to do is eat all the amazing beans that come in various sizes and shapes.  According to Huffington Post’s story last year on this National Bean Day Holiday, it exists because of Gregor Mendel, who famously used bean and pea plants to test his theories on inheritance. Mendel died on this day in 1884, according to FoodReference.com. We decided to have a little fun with this holiday and create you a Bean Day Infographic.  Feel free to pin and share!