Three Reasons (Plus One Recipe) to Try Apples

Fall is rapidly approaching, and that means a new set of seasonal produce will soon be hitting stores and farmers’ market stands! One of my fall faves? Apples. So here are three reasons why you should include an apple a day (or a few times a week) to your diet. 1. It’s National Apple Month! There’s no better way to celebrate the more than 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide than by noshing on one. Check out the ...continue reading

Bean There Done That

Protein is a crucial macronutrient for all people, but especially for those who are physically active. In fact, very active individuals may be better served physically be consuming about 50 percent more protein, percentage-wise not calorie-wise, as their sedentary peers (for example, active people may recover from activity quicker by eating about 20 to 25 percent of their calories from protein, while sedentary people need about 15 ...continue reading

Doctor-Approved Way to Start the Day

I do like green eggs and ham! And I believe Dr. Suess would also approve this new Karla kitchen creation. (My sister, an emergency room resident, gives it the thumbs up too!)  This simple, quick breakfast wrap is perfect for those who prefer a savory and salty breakfast to the several sweeter options presented before on Healthful Bites. I developed this recipe to celebrate the upcoming Irish event: St. Patrick’s Day! So I name this ...continue reading

Gold Medal Bowls

Have you had your Wheaties today? Since 1933, the famous orange-boxed cereal has been linked with the best in sports and defined as the “breakfast of champions.” In fact, several Olympians have graced the box front. Fun fact: Michael Jordan is the athlete who has appeared the most often on the cereal box (18 times!). But will Wheaties really properly fuel the Olympic athletes in the next couple of weeks in Vancouver? And is ...continue reading


Who hasn’t eaten pasta from a blue box or a bowl of my childhood favorite, Velveeta Shells and Cheese?  Well, my tastes have changed in the past ten years or so, and I can’t even remember the last time I ate Macaroni and Cheese. More than the flavor, I’m turned off by the usually heavy cream-filled sauce that is a saturated fat mine. When I saw Fiber Gourmet reviewed online, I kept an eye out at the grocery store (it ...continue reading