Nutritional yeast is a funny one. For those of us who have tried it, or been using it for years, it has somewhat of a cult following. It's no doubt graced your beloved bowl of popcorn, or dusted your pasta, or been added to your favorite homemade "cheesy" sauce. But ever tried introducing it to someone who hasn't heard of it? Their face morphs into a terrified "you want me to eat what?!" look. And you come off feeling like a weird mix of patchoulis-wearing hippie and just plain crazy...that is until they try it and love it! Or maybe you don't tell people about it out of fear they'll think you're weird.Read More
I think we have all found ourselves buying trail mix when we're in a pinch for a "healthy" bite. It is high-density nutrition, packed with protein and all the things our bodies crave when we're running low on energy - salt, sugar, and fat.
The trouble is - while packaged trail mix is a great option when compared with other processed on-the-go options - there can be a lot of sneaky beauty-busting ingredients hiding inside that innocent little snack pack. Think added sodium, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors and flavorings, and ingredients from genetically modified organism (GMO) crops, like high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin.Read More
Okay, I'll admit it, I have a sweet tooth. And I love chocolate. Who's with me?! But my ever-increasing pickiness for...no-sugar-added, no fake/corn/soy ingredients, no dairy, gluten, or binders....and the rest of the long laundry list that has me spending more time than I care to admit at the grocery store staring at the rear side of every package, recently gave me an epiphany.Read More