Mariah Staley's blog

Why You Walnut Fail to Love Walnuts

As I headed off to college in pursuit of my passion for culinary arts, I began to focus not only on eating when I was hungry, but exactly what I was eating when I was hungry.  Creating balanced meals of whole grains, protein, fruits, vegetables, and dairy following the MyPlate  method was easy for my breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  But I found myself struggling to find healthy and balanced snack ideas.  As I searched for my favorite healthy snack options, I found myself perusing grocery store aisles.

Cuatro Más Reasons to Love Mexican Food

Cinco de Mayo is the day when the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 is celebrated ... and, of course, it's also an excellent reason to indulge in Mexican-inspired foods. But in case you need additional reasons enjoy a taco, burrito or quesadilla, here are cuatro más (four more) reasons to indulge this Cinco De Mayo!