Anastasia Maczko's blog

What 8 Best Picture Noms Have to Do with Your Plate

Oscar buzz has us talking in the office. When we heard the nominees for “Best Picture” our nutritional hearing may have defaulted. It looks like we misheard some of the potential winning titles. Did you say…


American Snapper

Okay, okay, so American Sniper might not be about a fish, but we like to talk seafood at every opportunity. Why should we eat seafood? And how often?

4 Nutrients to Eat for Better Skin & Hair

Ever wonder how some people achieve porcelain skin or that perfect, split-end-free, shiny hair? Most of us assume its genetics or that we need to spend half our paycheck at the salon for glam results. We’re probably right. But some research shows an association between certain vitamins and minerals and these celeb results. Does this mean we can eat our way to glowing skin and hair? Tune in for the 411 on some specific vitamins and minerals that may help . . .


Putting the CAN in a CAN-DO Healthful Meal: Chili Recipe

In honor of canned foods month, we’ve developed a yummy recipe using canned foods. Now you can see how easy and nutritious cooking with cans can be!  This chili recipe is chock-full of healthful nutrients. It has protein and fiber from beans, and vitamins and minerals from veggies. This dish is an easy one. It takes only a few minutes to prepare, then you can let your crockpot do all the work!


Set-It-and-Forget-It Vegetarian Chili

Makes 6 - 8 servings

A Whole New Reason to Eat Whole Grains

New year, new research. The Journal of the American Medical Association released a new study this week on whole grains. We already knew that studies associate whole grains with a lower risk several chronic diseases. Now, researchers associate whole grain consumption with lower total mortality and cardiovascular (CVD) mortality. What does this mean?