As many people try to reduce the amount of refined sugar (sucrose) in their diets, natural alternative sweeteners are increasing in popularity, especially among our Co-op shoppers. But there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these sweeteners—what they are, how they are used and which is the best choice. I’ll try to answer some … Read More.
Eating well when you’re far from home can sometimes be a challenge—namely finding good, fast food in airports or off the interstate and also finding balance in your diet when you’re at your destination. Delicious and fresh lunch at a sidewalk cafe in Marseille A few weeks ago I was extremely fortunate to take my … Read More.
This week we are celebrating Lexington’s first ever #LexGetFit Week. This initiative encourages Lexingtonians to be more mindful of their health habits from movement to everyday nutrition. As the dietitian at Good Foods Co-op, I try to help my customers find enjoyment in eating and discover ways to nourish themselves that are healthy and sustainable … Read More.
In Kentucky, we are just starting to see the first fruits of the local spring growing season. This time of year we have greens, asparagus, strawberries (soon) and one oft-overlooked and under-utilized vegetable, the radish. Radishes offer a satisfying crunch when raw and a depth of flavor when cooked. They’re a good source of vitamin … Read More.
This article was first featured in the spring edition of Fresh Bites, our quarterly owner newsletter. As a dietitian, one of my primary goals is to help folks make peace with food and body. I care far less about what you eat than your overall relationship to food. However, this was not always the case. At … Read More.
There are numerous benefits to eating at home and preparing your own food. In fact, it’s one of the best things we can do for our own nutrition and the health of our families. But often it just doesn’t seem feasible with all of our other day-to-day obligations. There may be real obstacles keeping us … Read More.
I am not the kind of dietitian who likes traditional diets or “dieting.” I am all about eating more fruits and vegetables, making more of your grains whole and incorporating additional healthy fats into your everyday eating. But if you’re going to try a new diet this year, there is one I feel a bit … Read More.
It’s frankly impossible to get through the holidays without either saying yourself or hearing someone else say something shameful about indulging in food. “I had three cookies! I’m so bad!” “Wine and cheese tonight, extra treadmill time tomorrow!” “I’m being good… no seconds for me!” I’m gonna go out on a limb and say we … Read More.
Maintaining a fresh, exciting product mix is something Good Foods Co-op strives to do. Our buyers are continually bringing in new products for our shoppers and they base the decisions about what to buy on your requests, current trends, what’s new for the season and items that align with our store ethos. I recently hit up … Read More.
You may have noticed it on our dairy shelves or heard tell of a new, “better-for-you” milk product, but A2 milk is just one of the newest dairy options competing for a spot in your fridge. How does one differentiate A2 from a multitude of milk offerings? If you experience dairy intolerance, is A2 the … Read More.