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Is sucralose making you eat more?

The non-nutritive sweetener sucralose is found in literally thousands of foods, most diet soft drinks are sweetened this way. The zero calories on the label signals that this food would help with weight loss, especially if it is being swapped for its full calorie version. A recent study published in the Journal of the American […]

Two Easy Salad Recipes—Before we Say Goodbye to Summer

While the calendar says Fall, the 80 plus degree highs for most days still says summer. Before we say goodbye until next year. Try these two new salad recipes on www.Medinsteadofmeds.com. Tomato and Pepper Salad with Lime A quick salad that is as beautiful as it is delicious. The addition of black and green olives […]

My favorite sprouted grain—Ezekiel English muffins

First, it might be helpful to share a little background on sprouted grains. Some experts say that there is an advantage to harvesting the sprout during the germinating process that helps increase the nutrients that are available to the body such as folate, iron, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium and protein. These nutrients are also available in whole […]

Bean & Butternut Squash Chili

It is not officially Fall and the warm temperatures in North Carolina are a reminder of this fact. However, I’ve decided to manifest Fall all the same, which I am mostly blaming on the seasonal Fall items at Trader Joe’s. I have already seen butternut squash more prominently displayed in the grocery stores and thought […]

BEST way to cook okra – GRILLED

I grew up in the south. This means that fried okra was on the menu frequently. In fact, I am not sure I knew that you could eat it any other way until I was an adult. Lucky for me, my mom was a health-conscious southern cook and did not use heavy batter or deep […]

Best, Easy Corn Salad: EVER

With all the fresh corn available you may be tired of just plain corn on the cob. I have been experimenting with using corn to make a cold summer salad. I like cooking the corn in the husk in the microwave. The corn comes out perfectly every time. I like a sherry vinaigrette but you […]

Chicken Cutlet with Cucumber and Greens

Chicken cutlet is a year-round favorite and a simple way to get more bang for your buck. One boneless skinless chicken breast makes for two hefty cutlets when pounded thin. The surprising addition of crackers goes the distance by adding both crunch and flavor. When paired with a simple summer salad – one full of […]

More Reasons to NOT Skip Breakfasts

I don’t know about you, but the recent research around breakfast has been very confusing to me. Originally, it was considered to be the ‘most important meal of the day.’ Then the evidence around the importance of breakfast for overall health and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight became mixed as intermittent fasting started to […]

Chickpea and Black Bean Salad

Whole Grain, Chickpea, and Black Bean Salad

This salad is actually a main dish with whole grain, vegetables, beans, and nuts. It keeps for several days and actually is better after a day or so. Exact proportions are not critical so don’t worry if you have more tomatoes or less cucumber.