Snacking Ideas That Teach Kids To Love Our Planet

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By The Sustainable Chef Gerard Viverito   As parents, we try to set a good example for nutritious eating and not rely on meals in a bag. But I know it’s not always easy! Between busy schedules and picky eaters, sometimes we’re just happy when our kids get anything into their growling stomachs. But something […]

Clean Keto vs Dirty Keto

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Functional Chef Gerard Viverito remembers learning the hard way about clean vs. dirty keto. “Like most people starting the keto diet, all the high-carb, starchy foods went out the window first. I dropped potatoes, pasta and pastries. I felt I could eat as much bacon, pastrami and sausage as I wanted. But I was feeling […]

A Tale of 2 Pandemics

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There are two pandemics affecting the world right now: COVID-19 and obesity. My concern is people are willing to talk openly about the former, yet there is hesitancy and uneasiness in openly addressing the latter for fear of embarrassing someone and being labeled as a body shamer. Frankly, obesity is one of today’s most blatantly […]

Study points to the truth about saturated fats and heart health

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Here’s news that will hopefully change how doctors define a heart-healthy diet. You may believe that cutting back on saturated fats is doing something good for your ticker. But after carefully monitoring the diets of 577 healthy adults, and evaluating them for multiple heart disease risk factors, researchers in Malaysia concluded something remarkable: restricting carbs […]

Better-for-you Chicken Nuggets

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Servings 4 servings Ingredients 12 boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins 3 cups panko bread crumbs 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour 3 eggs, beaten Malaysian palm oil, for pan frying Directions You will need 3 bowls of equal size. Fill one with flour, add eggs to second bowl and in the third bowl mix panko […]

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Servings 4 servings Ingredients Malaysian palm oil, for coating 5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch long slices, then 1/4-wide inch strips Salt and pepper, to taste Directions Preheat oven to 450° F. Line a sheet tray with parchment. In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with just enough oil to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer […]