Category Archives: nutrition

Baked Lentil Chips by Mediterranean Snacks

If you are looking for a crunchy snack your kids or yourself try the Baked Lentil Chips by Mediterranean Snacks. Not only do they taste great and have that crunch factor that most kids love but they are nutritious too!  One adult serving has 110 calories, 3 grams of unsaturated fat, 3 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of protein.  And they are low in sodium too at 180 mg of sodium, but still have a salty taste.  They are also gluten free.  So what makes them so good, well they are made with lentil, garbanzo and adzuki bean flour.  They come in six flavors including sea salt, cracked pepper, rosemary, roasted pepper, cucumber dill and parmesan garlic.  My favorite way to eat the Sea Salt Baked Lentil Chips is with a little bit of Trader Joe’s Tuscan White Bean Hummus.  It will add more protein to the chips and makes a great healthy snack. Give them a try and you just might have a new healthy treat for you and your kids.

New Dietary Guidelines show politics still trumps science!

Every 5 years the federal government issues new dietary guidelines. This year the recommendations emphasize consuming fewer calories and getting more activity. They urge people to eat nutrient dense foods and limit their intake of trans and saturated fat, refined grains and sugar. And they recommend reducing sodium to 1500-23oo mg or less per day depending… Continue Reading

Baby-led weaning is feasible but could cause nutritional problems for minority of infants

Click on link above to read article from the Science Daily. It is an interesting article on the timing of the introduction of finger foods.  Reviews research on when infants are ready to start finger foods.  Some babies are able to go directly from breast milk or formula to finger foods  skipping pureed foods entirely.… Continue Reading