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Healthy Holiday Recipe Swaps You can transform your favorite dishes to a healthier alternative without sacrificing flavor. In general, you can modify your recipes in 3 different ways: Swap ingredients: In place of: Use: When: How: Benefits: Bread crumbs Rolled oats Mixed dishes Season with dried herbs Higher in fiber Croutons Nuts or seeds Salad … Continue reading Fox40 News November 13, 2017
Fox40 News April 4, 2017: Healthy Gut Foods get our thumbs up or thumbs down. Featuring: probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented foods. To read in detail about each product, check this blog post.
ABC10, May 1st 2017: Apple Cider Vinegar Featuring: True or False? Does it relieve seasonal allergy symptoms?
Low Sodium Recommendations for a Healthy Diet Low-sodium diet may be as harmful as a high-sodium diet for healthy individuals ⁉️⁉️ You can even noticed my surprised 😳 face! . It is true according to latest research!! All the details on this segment with Simone at Fox40 News.
ABC10, May 1st 2017: Evening news, we discuss the Trump administration’s new school lunch nutrition standards.
ABC10, May 2nd 2017: Apple Cider Vinegar Featuring: True or False? Does apple cider help with weight loss? Part 1
ABC10, May 2nd 2017: Apple Cider Vinegar Featuring: True or False? Does apple cider help with weight loss? Part 2
ABC10, May 3rd 2017: Apple Cider Vinegar Featuring: True or False? Does apple cider help manage your diabetes?
FOX40 News May 10, 2017: Meal Plan Medicine Featuring: Benefits of a vegan meal plan plus cooking demo. Featured recipes and a sample 1-day meal plan: Vegan_1
FOX40 News May 17, 2017: Meal Plan Medicine Featuring: Benefits of a low-FODMAP meal plan plus cooking demo. Featured recipes and a sample 1-day meal plan: Low FODMAP Meal Plan
FOX40 News May 25, 2017: Meal Plan Medicine Featuring: Benefits of an anti-inflammatory meal plan plus cooking demo for yummy flourless burritos, recipe here
This Spotlight On documentary for PBS explores the truth about canned and jarred tomatoes. Interviews include chefs, a registered dietitian, and a fourth-generation tomato grower. Often people think that fresh is always best, but the truth is that the increased health benefits of tomatos. Link to segment: https://youtu.be/DYNEUaCZpJE?t=70
Presented with Mae Fesai at Fox40 some healthy brunch alternatives and budget friendly gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
It is a proven fact that diet can impact athletic performance, and a plant-based diet can certainly provide all the energy and nutrients that individuals need to power themselves through their next workout or competition. Most plant-based diets can meet the nutritional needs of athletes by including a wide variety of foods. The following tips … Continue reading Fox40 August 14, 2018
Celebrating April 8 National Empanada Day! Link to segment click HERE
In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, we created three different healthier options to the traditional dish. Pesto grilled cheese with Clover’s Monterey Jack cheese, pesto, and portobellos with sourdough bread Chipotle, fajitas and Clover’s Pepper Jack cheese with grain-free flatbread Cottage cheese, strawberries and hemp seeds over sprouted wheat bread and browned with a … Continue reading Fox40 – Studio40 Live – Healthy Grilled Cheese Sandwich – 04-12-22
School Meal Flexibilities for School Year 2017–18 The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 brought many improvements to the School Nutrition Programs (SNP) to improve meal quality and access. New regulations require school meals to provide more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and low-fat milk. The standards were implemented gradually, over multiple years, … Continue reading Fox40 News December 13
MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, a dietary pattern based on the Mediterranean and DASH diets as a basis, but modifies them to place more emphasis on foods that have been linked by previous research to improved cognitive function and delayed decline. MIND diet foods reflect nutrients shown to slow cognitive decline, … Continue reading Fox40 News – February 22, 2022
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Fact & Fiction about Coconut Oil The American Heart Association recently published an advisory to avoid using coconut oil due to the fact and fiction disparity about its health-related properties. This comes after a recent survey reported in The New York Times which showed that 72% of the public, compared with 37% of dietitians, called … Continue reading Fox40 News July 5, 2017
Foods for your Immune System According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average elementary school student gets between 8 and 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year. Therefore, the key to build up your immune systems consists on: Getting plenty of sleep: School-age children should get about 10 … Continue reading Fox40 News September 12, 2017
Get rid of the Holiday bloat by focusing on these 3 key concepts: Rehydration, potassium & easily digestible foods.
Registered dietitian Karina Knight joined FOX40 to share some traditional Hispanic foods you can incorporate for a healthy diet.
Registered dietitian Karina Knight joined Melanie to share some healthy alternatives to the usual holiday snacks.
Registered dietitian Karina Knight talks about National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, observed every year on September 13. There is no cure for this autoimmune disease but can be managed with a gluten-free diet. Tacos and a healthy diet could never live on the same sentence until now! Tia Lupita Tortillas are gluten, carb and calorie … Continue reading Fox40 Live September 13, 2021
Registered dietitian Karina Knight visited the FOX40 kitchen to share a few ways to keep school lunches healthy while adding variety.
Registered Dietitian Karina Knight finds healthy and on-the-go summer meals.
We discussed how to save money in the current economy through food choices. Link to segment HERE.
Every parent has faced this: healthy foods that you just can’t get the kids to try. Registered dietitian Karina Knight joined Richard with meal plans for your family’s picky eaters.
Eating Healthy While Traveling Travel with food: Options include whole fruit such as apples, nuts already portioned in quarter-cup serving sizes, pumpkin seeds and roasted edamame. If traveling by car, bring a cooler along with mess-free foods like hard-boiled eggs, string cheese and nut butter, or turkey sandwiches. Breakfast: portioned oatmeal with hemp seeds, chia … Continue reading Fox40 News October 23, 2017
Registered Dietitian Karina Knight shares diabetes friendly dishes when eating out.
Most people want to get more fresh fruits and vegetables into their meals, but that can be a challenge if you have picky eaters in the house. Registered dietitian Karina Knight joined FOX40 to share some ideas parents can try for National Nutrition Month.
Registered Dietitian Karina Knight shares how to select the healthiest chocolate without compromising taste.
Every baby is different, and when it’s time to transition from soft foods, it can get tricky. Registered Dietitian Karina Knight joined Martina with some ideas to make the switch a little easier.
Fox40 News Segment June 20thwith Mae Fesai –Benefits of Juicing There are numerous health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables, and it’s a great way to add nutrients from the fruits or vegetables that you normally wouldn’t eat. They retain most of the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that would be found in the … Continue reading Benefits of Juicing
What is the Keto Diet? A ketogenic diet is a low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet. In general, well-formulated ketogenic diet will consist of approximately 5-10% carbohydrates, 15-30% protein, and 60-75% fats. These numbers are guidelines and should be adjusted for the needs and goals of the patient. The metabolism breakdown The theory is that you lose … Continue reading Fox40 News June 18, 2018
Celebrating National Chia Seed day on March 23, 2020. Full segment click HERE. They are the edible seeds of a flowering plant from the mint family. Native to Mexico and Guatemala. It is believed Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans used chia as a staple of their diet and as an energy food. Chia means “strength” in … Continue reading Fox40 – Studio40 Live – March 22, 2022
Shape Magazine February 9, 2017: heart-healthy appetizer recipes
FOX40 News February 28, 2017: In the kitchen with Mae on Fox News40 promoting National Nutrition Month. We talk about some easy healthy snacks for everyone to eat when they’re out and about. Featuring: fruit kebabs and a variety of Mason Jars Featuring: rice cakes with avocado & what to look for when buying packaged snacks
ABC10, Sac & Co March 17, 2017: healthy meal ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. Featuring: Green smoothie bowl, Filled cucumber cups, Grilled zucchini rolls filled with herbs & goat cheese
Staying Hydrated This Summer with Super Foods In the kitchen with Mae as we go through what foods will keep you hydrated and keep your electrolytes up in extreme heat.