Food 101

The Challenges of Skipping Breakfast

By | May 24th, 2016|Did You Know, Food 101|

Some people CAN'T skip breakfast, because their diets leave them starving in the middle of the night.

5 Ways to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Fruits and Vegetables

By | January 22nd, 2016|Food 101, Friday 5|

Tips to help you extend the shelf life of the fresh ingredients you buy on your journey to being a full clean eater.

Fast Food Nation: Why McDonalds French Fries Taste ‘So Good’

By | December 3rd, 2015|Did You Know, Food 101|

Ask yourself: if a company goes to such great lengths to create addictive food, why are we surprised to find that people do, in fact, become addicted to it?

5 Ways to Get More Fiber In Your Diet Today

By | October 9th, 2015|Food 101|

What you need to know about dietary fiber, and five great ways to get it in your diet today.

How To #surviveon35, In Whole Foods, Buying Organic, And Keeping Your Wallet Intact

By | September 30th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Food 101|

My wrap-up of how I #surviveon35, and tips on how you can, too!

Artificial Sweeteners Are ‘Okay’ Now? Not So Fast

By | August 14th, 2015|Food 101|

As someone who works with people who are fighting through sugar addiction, I've got to tell ya: an artificial sweetener is no different from an added sugar.

5 Reasons to Quit Processed Food That Have Nothing To Do With “Chemicals”

By | July 17th, 2015|Food 101, Friday 5|

So -- can a legitimate case be made against processed food without the "chemical" component? You betcha.

The Salad Gallery: Round 4 – Pineapples and Pecans and Peanut Oils, Oh My!

By | July 9th, 2015|Food 101, From Erika's Kitchen|

Yep, still making fancy pants salads. Still sharing them with you so you can make fancy pants salads, too.

Fit Gear Review: The Excalibur Vegetable Spiralizer

By | May 26th, 2015|Fit Gear Reviews, Food 101, From Erika's Kitchen|

My review of the Excalibur Vegetable Spiralizer, and how I used it to make a delicious raw dish!

Pecans and Almonds and Peanuts, Oh My! – Why Nuts Are Healthy For You

By | April 7th, 2015|Did You Know, Food 101|

Nuts are lowering cholesterol, improving heart health, providing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and full of fiber and healthy fat and protein!

How To Dine With Nutrition In Mind

By | March 11th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Food 101, Healthy Eating|

Once upon a time, I used to work at a certain restaurant... that shall remain nameless. Not out of their protection, but because the experience was so awful, that I think mentioning their name today might ruin my good morning. I was a server - even pinned as one of the best they had, thank [...]

Comprehending Calories: How To Properly Read A Nutrition Label

By | February 23rd, 2015|Food 101|

To those who subscribe to BGG2WL via e-mail, the last post, "Comprehending Calories: The Role of Carbs In Your Diet," was cut off by the distributor - click here for the post in its entirety! We eat the foods, but how often do we take a look at the stuff on the side? Yes, all [...]

It’s Always Been A Big Fat Lie: Why Low-Fat And Fat-Free Are Bad Ideas

By | February 12th, 2015|Food 101|

Need more proof that the "low fat/no-fat" philosophy isn't the way to go?

Experts Say Smoothies May Be As Bad as Sodapop

By | January 19th, 2015|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The "Study" Guide|

That smoothie might be causing your more harm than good.

You Can “Pay The Farmer or Pay The Hospital”

By | January 9th, 2015|Food 101, Video Vault|

A young man explains the problems in the American food and health system much better than I could.

Scratch Factory: Herb and Oil-Based Sauces, and Making Your Own Pesto

By | January 8th, 2015|Cook It Yourself, Food 101, From Erika's Kitchen|

Something something cheat on your spouse... something something pasta and pesto.

Am I Throwing Away My Food Too Soon?

By | December 18th, 2014|Food 101|

Something to think twice about when it comes to your pantry and produce.

The Realities Of Cooking With Salt

By | December 4th, 2014|Food 101|

A few words on the reality of both table salt and sea salt, and what you can do about them.

Why Healthy Food Is So Expensive: The Price vs The Cost

By | November 28th, 2014|Food 101, Healthy Eating|

A while back, I was asked the following on twitter: "Why is eating healthy so time consuming and expensive?" To which I replied, "You'd like me to answer that in 140 characters or less? LOL" If anything, I was trying to spare ol' girl from a rant consisting of 324,356,316 tweets back to back trying [...]

The Anatomy of A Diet: Why They Work, and Why The Success Never Lasts

By | November 26th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Fad Diets, Food 101|

Why you think diets work, and why they really don't.