snacks

Blog entry | Feb 14 2017
In honor of American Heart Month and National Snack Foods Month, I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about some of the best snack foods that also support heart health. So get ready to snack your heart out! Nuts: Nuts are chock-full of...
Blog entry | Dec 27 2016
Daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere are at their shortest of the year. The temperature is beginning to drop, and Netflix recently added its new December lineup of TV shows and movies. The conditions are just right for the perfect binge watch....
Blog entry | Jul 06 2016
Summertime is here, and that means wedding season is in full swing! If you’re a bride or groom in the midst of the planning process, you are probably anticipating all of the things you’ll do together as a married couple. But have you thought about...
Blog entry | Dec 22 2015
Over here at IFIC, we’re concerned with Santa’s health. Being jolly alone doesn’t have the fat burning capabilities of exercise. So we’re encouraging Santa to run behind the sleigh every once in a while to increase his physical activity levels. Also...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2015
Do you want to have your cake and eat it, too? I sure do! By managing the fat, sugar, sodium, and/or calories in your recipes, you really can enjoy your holiday favorites and still keep health in mind. Trying new recipes can be fun, but I also enjoy...
Blog entry | Nov 17 2015
Can you eat healthy on a budget? It’s a question we get often, and many folks feel like it’s a virtually impossible task. Healthful food is perceived as synonymous with expensive, and with so much focus on ‘artisanal’ nutritious foods (hello,...
Blog entry | Aug 10 2015
To celebrate this campaign season, we're sharing "campaign" posters for some of our favorite nutrient-powered foods. Take a look at this poster representing a front-runner for your afternoon snack: yogurt. Packed with nutrients and easy to pair with...
Article | Jul 31 2015
Looking for a protein-packed breakfast or a filling afternoon mini-meal? Check out these ideas to add protein to your favorite whole grain snacks.  Take a look back through our series at Protein Power Couples Infographic - Part 1 for more...
Blog entry | Jul 22 2015
If you've dug into the first infographic in our series, you've already got the basics about protein pairing. Luckily, there's no need for stress- you don't need to pair these incomplete proteins at every meal! Consuming diverse protein foods through...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2015
The air is warm and welcoming. Flowers are full of color.  It is spring! After a long, cold winter, it is time to get outside! One of the best ways to take in spring is to visit your local, state or national park for a hike through the woods....