Medical Misconception: All Calories Are Created Equal

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.

This month’s misconception: All calories are created equal.

A calorie is a calorie is a calorie. Whether it’s from carbohydrate, protein or fat, they’re all the same.

That is true in the most technical sense. But when it comes to good health, wellness and nutrition, that thinking is outdated.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

A favorite take out dish is chicken fried rice, but the caloric density if rice far exceeds what is recommended for one meal. By making it at home and substituting cauliflower rice, you can dramatically reduce the calories and carbohydrate content!

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Honey Mustard Coleslaw

There are many health benefits of green cabbage and even more in red cabbage. This recipe is a healthier version of a traditional coleslaw. It is packed with nutrients and fiber with a bit of a kick from fresh garlic and Dijon mustard. Like most slaws, make it a day ahead and use as a go-to side any time of year!

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

It’s sometimes difficult to get in all your vegetable requirements each day. This broccoli and cauliflower cheese soup is low in fat compared to its counterparts and provides the nutrition of two in-season cruciferous vegetables. Pair it with a healthy salad with chicken for a complete meal. Read More