Cholesterol Awareness Month

Show Me St. Louis September is Cholesterol Awareness Month so it’s a good time to talk about cooking for heart health and the cholesterol blocking plant sterols in Mazola corn oil. A study in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found that corn oil like Mazola can help lower cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil.  Mazola Corn Oil has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other … Continue reading Cholesterol Awareness Month

We Need A Little Bacteria In Our Lives

KDSK Segment The gut is made up of millions of microbes. The “good” bacteria play a role in synthesizing vitamins, digesting food, destroying the bad bacteria and enhancing the immune system. That said it is very important to make sure that you have enough good bacteria in your gut. Fermented foods produce the good bacteria in foods that will populate your gut. The following are popular … Continue reading We Need A Little Bacteria In Our Lives

Rock The Lunch Box

School is back and one of the biggest struggles in my house is the school lunch!!! Forget about homework and crazy schedules, lunch is our tipping point. Yes, the struggle is real.I have joined forces with a campaign called  Rock The Lunch Box. It is an online resource for parents…Yeah! The folks at Annie’s, Applegate, Honest Kids and Rudi’s Organic Bakery created Rock the Lunch Box … Continue reading Rock The Lunch Box

Master The Grill

  Simple Steps for Safer Grilling Cooking meat at a high temperature – like grilling – create a substance called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). These substances are carcinogens, with the potential to cause changes in DNA that may lead to cancer. There is not yet enough evidence to know for certain that grilling meat specifically increases risk for cancers. But that shouldn’t preclude backyard chefs from … Continue reading Master The Grill

Creative Summertime Grilling!

  Grilling is a summer time staple, but this season I want you to get creative at the grill and try something new. Georgia Peaches: Georgia peaches are the quintessential summertime fruit, they are available now through August only! Locally you can find them at Schnucks. Peaches are very versatile; they can be used in a pie or prepared on the grilled. When grilling peaches you … Continue reading Creative Summertime Grilling!

Some Quick and Healthy Meals for the New Year!

Trying some new foods and fun recipes in 2016! There is a new yogurt in the dairy aisle,  Plenti Oatmeal Meets Greek Yogurt.  It’s oatmeal and refrigerated Greek yogurt combined. It provides 16 grams of whole grain and 11 grams of protein. This is a great product to make part of your breakfast. Pair it with a fruit and you will be satisfied till lunch! … Continue reading Some Quick and Healthy Meals for the New Year!

What to KEEP in your New Years Diet!

New Year’s Segment Every New Year the #1 resolution is weight loss and often times people start with restrictive diet that cut out many foods and food groups. in turn leads to most of us falling of the wagon by February!  You can keep a wide variety of foods in your diet and still lose weight if you keep an eye on portion size and … Continue reading What to KEEP in your New Years Diet!

Cutting Back on Added Sugars!

Are you interested in cutting back on sugar? Sugar hides in lots of places we forget to look. Sugar, whether natural or processed, is a type of simple carbohydrate your body uses for energy. Fruits, vegetables and dairy foods naturally contain sugar.  “Added sugar” refers to sugars and syrups added to foods during processing.  Sugar raises inflammation throughout the body, increases triglycerides, and boosts the levels of … Continue reading Cutting Back on Added Sugars!