Archive for January, 2017

8 Tips to Pack a Better Office Lunch

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You’re at work. Around 11 a.m., your stomach starts growling. By 11:45 a.m., you’re hangry. You’re counting down the minutes until lunchtime  … and then you realize you’ve packed the same old sandwich you always eat. Sound familiar? You deserve a lunch upgrade. Here are our eight top tips for making a better office lunch. 1. Love your leftovers For fans of leftovers, this is a no-brainer. A scrumptious office lunch is simply a matter of packing up last night’s supper on your way out the door. If this is you, here’s a friendly reminder: Double up your dinner recipe tonight so you’ll have extra for lunch tomorrow. But if eating the same dish the next day doesn’t excite you, get creative with your leftovers: • Turn last night’s […]

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Ask our RD: How much sugar should I eat?

A Sugar RD blog

Our meal-planning and recipe-developing mastermind, Rachel Patterson, is taking off her apron and assuming her role as registered dietitian. Have a question for Rachel? Ask in the comments!  Q: How much sugar should I eat? Does fruit count? How about dried fruit? A: Before we talk about how much sugar you should eat, let’s identify what sugar is. Sugar is a generalized term used to describe a variety of sweet, soluble carbohydrates. Because we tend to lump all sugars together when discussing them, healthy foods with naturally occurring carbohydrates often get mislabeled as unhealthy. In reality, there is a huge difference between the sugar naturally present in foods and beverages such as fruit (fructose and glucose) and milk (lactose) and the sugar that’s added. The […]

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