By Janis Jibrin, MS, RD As you know, the traditional Mediterranean-style diet—the premise of The Pescetarian Plan—is super healthy. There are thousands of research studies showing health benefits. (A lower risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, certain types of cancer, to name a few.) If you’re eating along those lines, kudos! You’re doing a lot […]
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Hey Women—Midlife Can Be Great! 5 Health Tips for your 50’s and Beyond
By Janis Jibrin, MS, RD Middle age has a lot going for it—seriously! You’re more wise and powerful than ever, and according to some studies—happier. But you do have to work harder at staying in shape than you did when you were younger. I’m going to direct this blog to women, because the body changes […]
A Hot Lunch in Minutes Flat!
My “Whatever’s in the Kitchen” hot lunch took just 8 minutes to make today: Sauté a small, chopped RED PEPPER in CANOLA OIL SPRAY + OLIVE OIL with spices (I used smoked paprika, McCormick Brown Sugar Bourbon seasoning, and fresh rosemary) Add about a cup of canned, drained, KIDNEY BEANS and a little WATER A […]
It Doesn’t Have to Be Hard—A Healthy Hot Meal in Minutes
By Janis Jibrin, RD “But isn’t it really time-consuming and expensive to eat healthily?” is a question I hear often. Yes, if you want it to be! But healthy and tasty meal can actually be less expensive, if you do it right. This chickpea (garbanzo bean) and tomato stew is the perfect case-in-point. I just […]
Easy, Easy, Delicious Sweet potatoes
Sometimes you luck out with cooking and “easy” means “delicious” (and “nutritious”). That’s the case with the Sweet Potato Gratin in The Pescetarian Plan. It’s basically just sliced sweet potatoes with a little olive oil, Parmesan and salt and pepper. Done! Now you can turn to the hard part–like the rest of your Thanksgiving meal! […]
FDA Approves Transgenic Salmon: Safe or Frankenfish?
FDA Approves Transgenic Salmon: Safe or Frankenfish? Janis Jibrin 11/20/2015 Although we’re eating lots of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) ingredients from plant foods, we’ve yet to consume a genetically engineered fish, cow, or any other animal. Until now. The Food and Drug Administration just approved AquAdvantage Salmon, the brand name of a salmon genetically […]
GMOs–Beyond the Hype
By Janis Jibrin, November 20, 2015 A sure way to ruin a perfectly pleasant dinner party is to start an argument about genetically modified organisms, or “GMOs”. Opponents say GMOs are creating scary, experimental foods that could harm us; proponents argue they’re not only safe, but help feed the world and even reduce pesticide use. […]
Yes, You CAN Have a Muffin for Breakfast!
By Janis Jibrin, RD “Healthy” and “muffin” usually don’t belong in the same blog, much less the same sentence. And healthy muffins—made with whole grain, high in fiber, moderate in sugar and calories, containing fruit or vegetables and healthy fat—are certainly not in any of the bakeries, coffee shops or grocery stores I frequent here […]
Don’t Miss Out on this Superfood: Pumpkin Seeds
By Janis Jibrin, RD Next time you’re in the nut section of the grocery store, consider picking up a bag of pumpkin seeds. While almonds and walnuts get a lot more play in the nutrition press, pumpkin seeds deserve a star turn as well. In fact, a recent Allure magazine article quoted me […]
Why Is Red Meat So Bad For You? New Study Helps Explain.
By Janis Jibrin, RD, co-author of The Pescetarian Plan People who eat more red meat are more likely to get heart disease, colon cancer and other types of cancer, and are apt to die at younger age. How come? A brand new study offers a brand new reason. Red meat has a lot of strikes […]