20 Minute Meals /Eating Gluten Free /Nutrition
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Cooking with Cans: Our Top 7 Recipes

cans get you cooking blogFebruary is National Canned Foods Month, and we think it’s the perfect opportunity to share some of our favorite recipes featuring the “cantry” products we love. Not only do canned foods make these recipes more convenient and affordable, but these dishes are also downright delicious. Here are our top …

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TOP 10 Super Bowl Party Foods

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The Big Game is this weekend – are you ready? If you’re still in need of a little food inspiration for your Super Bowl party, you’ve come to the right spot. Here are the TOP 10 recipes to feature at your Super Bowl bash:

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Nutrition /Sides, Snacks & Sweets
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Delicious dessert: Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies

Beans in brownies? Yes, really.

And it’s good! Not just good for adults, either. This recipe, developed by the Festival Foods team of registered dietitians, even won approval from my 7-year-old son who didn’t just eat it, he also wanted to know when we would be getting more. That’s right, a kid who liked eating a bean-based dessert.

Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients:

¾ cup dark chocolate chips, melted

15 oz. can black …

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Events /Meet the Dietitians /Nutrition
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Why #KINDstart chat? 3 reasons

We’re so excited to talk smart snacking and answer a wide range of nutrition questions ranging from ‘What’s a good fat?’ to ‘Wait! Dessert can be healthy!?’ in the Jan. 26 #KINDstart Twitter chattwitter chat2.

And while there are so many reasons to be excited about our first ever Twitter chat set for 7 p.m. CST …

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Hello 2016: Let’s have a #KINDstart

 

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Ah, new year resolutions. They range from small changes — “I’ll wash my face before bed every night” — to those really big ones of the life-changing variety that can include everything from “I’m going to quit smoking,” to “I’m going to lose 20 pounds.” Those especially lofty ones, however, don’t seem to stick …

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20 Minute Meals /Meet the Dietitians /Nutrition /Sides, Snacks & Sweets
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Top Recipes and Food Trends from 2015

Top 2015

As 2015 comes to a close and we look forward to a new year, we decided to take a a look back on our top recipes from 2015. From kid-friendly foods to guilt-free desserts, take a look at the food trends we tapped into this past year.

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NuVal® for a New You

Are you motivated to be a new, healthier you, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Trust me; you’re not alone. Even we, dietitians, struggle sometimes!

NuVal® for a New You | Eat Well with Festival Foods

Looking at the four products above, would you have guessed, without looking at the nutrition facts, that the …

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Shopping Carb Smart!

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November is American Diabetes Month. Nearly 30 million children and adults in the US have diabetes, and another 86 million Americans have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. At Festival, we are committed to the health and wellness of our guests and the communities we serve. Whether you have diabetes, …

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Soup Secrets – Adding flavor without adding salt

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This time of year, we get lots of questions about how to create flavorful dishes without adding too much salt. This is especially true when it comes to soups, which contain broths that are inherently higher in sodium. Often times, broths without sodium or reduced sodium lack in flavor. Is it possible to have low-sodium …

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Nutrition /Produce /Sides, Snacks & Sweets
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Be a Brussels sprouts fan!

 

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Brussels sprouts don’t normally elicit a positive reaction from many people, which is what our dietitians love about them! We get the chance every fall and winter season to cook up more yummy recipes featuring Brussels sprouts. And every season, these recipes convert more and more people into Brussels sprouts lovers! Take, …

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