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The PSL craze is in full swing and "Pumpkin season" seems to be starting earlier and earlier (thanks Starbucks!). Fortunately, if you don’t drink coffee (or just aren’t a PSL fan), there are plenty of pumpkin-themed treats out there, as well as plenty of pumpkin coffee drinks, from some of our favorite fast food stops. From donuts to coffee drinks,…
 
Where’s the beef? It is a question that more and more of us seem to be asking as the trend of plant-based packaged food options continues to grow. As groups like the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society continue to recommend curtailing your intake of red and processed meats, we are seeing more and more plant-based food options tha…
 
If you love dessert, you will love this episode. In this episode, Jon and Megan uncover some of the best desserts that all have fewer than 150 calories! From cookies, to cake, to ice cream, these tasty treats are the perfect guilt-free end to a meal, a tough day, or for a quick fix whenever you're craving a little something sweet — without weighing…
 
Everyone has heard the phrase “processed foods” by now, but many of us don’t really know what life would be like without them. Here’s a hint: Your health, mood, and appearance will improve—dramatically! If you need some incentive to finally tackle getting some of this damaging food out of your diet, Jon and Megan are here to help. In this episode, …
 
Summer breaks and vacations are great, but like all good things...they eventually come to an end. When they do, many of us can get stressed as we face the challenge of "getting back on track" and back to our normal routines. Stress no more. In this episode, Jon and Megan break down some easy tips to help you rest your diet, steady your schedule, an…
 
Considering only nine percent of Americans hit their five-a-day vegetable quota according to the Centers for Disease Control, no produce is bad produce. Still, some savvy shopping and storage strategies can save you precious dollars, make your purchases last longer, and help you steer clear of bad bacteria so you’ll be more likely to join the fruit…
 
There are some major factors that influence your hair—genetics, age, hormones, nutrient deficiencies, and more. But what you eat is one of the few things you can do to control your hair’s appearance. Before you spend yet another year shelling out loads of cash on professional treatments or products to get the glossy locks you want, give some of the…
 
We are all looking for ways to boost our productivity, become more efficient, and, well, just get more stuff done. Instead of reaching for one of the latest and greatest self help promising the newest productivity-packed solution, maybe you should just grab a snack instead. In this episode, Jon and Megan highlight some of the foods that you probabl…
 
American is a Fast Food nation. According to a recent report from the CDC, more than 1 in 3 Americans eats Fast Food every day! We get it, it's fast (naturally), convenient to fit into our on-the-go-lifestyle, and for the most part pretty cheap. All of these factors make it a hard habit to turn away from. But Ann Marie Langrehr did! In this episode…
 
Some people cut carbs all together as a first step to dropping weight, but if giving up bread and pasta isn't too appealing, we're here to give you some good news: You can still lose weight while eating carbs, but only if you eat the right ones. And by right ones, we mean complex carbs. In this episode, Jon and Megan break down the Eat This! list o…
 
We’ve all been there, opening the refrigerator door and trying to find some space — any space — to put newly bought groceries on. What’s eating up all of the shelf space anyway? Odds are you are wasting valuable fridge space on foods that not only don’t need to go in the there but actually shouldn’t go in there! That’s right, the cool air and envir…
 
While many of us know we should be cutting back on all the added sugars in our diet, how becomes the hard part. Added sugars have been connected to a host of health concerns including a recent study suggesting that just 3-4 ounces of sugary drinks per day can lead to an 18 percent rise in cancer risk! In this episode, Jon and Megan highlight some e…
 
In this week’s episode, Jon and Megan sit down with Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, and founder of Nutritious Life to dive into the simple swaps, tips and tricks that the A-list nutritionist uses to manage eating well on a hectic schedule that YOU can use to eat healthier and feel better today. Keri helps us breakdown the latest diet fads and what it r…
 
We Americans like...no, LOVE...our fries. The average American eats 30 pounds of French Fries every year! So it should come as no surprise that our faithful fries have earned their own day. That’s right, there is a National Fry Day (July 13th). To make sure you get the most out of this “holiday”, Jon and Megan break down the Eat This, Not That! Pic…
 
We’ve all been there, diving into the refrigerator salivating at the thought of a second helping of the delicious dinner we made just a couple of nights ago. Unfortunately, more often than not, we are horribly disappointed when the leftovers don’t deliver because they are dry, tasteless, or even worse, a bit funky. In this episode, Jon and Megan un…
 
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream,! Today, the ice cream options seem almost overwhelming.Not to worry, in this episode Jon and Megan break down the BEST PICKS from some of the newest options including the best non-dairy and light ice creams (and yes, they all taste delicious). PLUS: Some quirky, adventurous topping ideas for your n…
 
You may be well aware that additives like Trans Fats and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in your foods can have negative, even dire, consequences on our health - what about some of the additives you aren’t aware of? Believe it or not, there are other additives that are just as bad for us, or even worse for us, than this sugar-like sweetener. In thi…
 
Still using your ice cube tray to ONLY make ice to pop into your drinks? Well, after this episode you will have a whole new perspective and appreciation for just how versatile the humble ice cube tray actually is. In this episode, Megan and Jon uncover several new and fun ways you can use your ice cube tray as the ultimate kitchen/meal-prep multi t…
 
We are guessing that you are just as excited as we are to fire up the grill for the season. If so, Jon and Megan are here to help as they make sure you are armed and ready with the BEST picks for your weekend BBQ. In this episode, they’ll help you cut through some of the confusion on what to grill so you can focus on cooking it up and serving the b…
 
Fire up the grill! Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Family Reunions or just a weekend gathering of friends and family are all great occasions to fire up the grill and deliver a tray of hot, juicy, delicious burgers. However, in our rush to deliver a delicious meal, and entertain, and keep taps on everything else we end up making critical mistakes that…
 
Believe it or not there has been a dramatic shift in the way we eat in the past couple of years. Just a couple of years ago - for the first time ever - Americans spent more money per year eating out than they did at the grocery store. We are eating out kore than ever before and for many of us that means Fast Food! In this episode, Jon and Megan rou…
 
I think we all know by now that Mom was right. And while many of us are trying to get more veggies into our daily meals, many of us are making common cooking mistakes that are destroying the very nutrients we want to get from a healthy dose of produce. Don’t worry, the fix to all of them are super simple! In this episode, Jon and Megan uncover some…
 
Looking for a simple solution to many of the health issues plaguing is today? The solution might be a bit “fishy” Whether you love it or hate it (kind like it maybe?), there is no denying the myriad health benefits of adding more fish to your diet. In this episode, Jon and Megan take you through all of the reasons you should add more fish to your d…
 
Salads should be a refreshing, crisp, light, nutrient-packed meal that provides you what you need to cut calories and improve your health. Unfortunately, many of the most popular “salads” on menus today have more calories and fat that a Burger! One popular restaurant is now serving up a salad that has more than 2,000 calories and 100 grams of fat!!…
 
We’ve all been there, dry, tough, tasteless chicken dinners. In this episode, Jon and Megan help you fix your chicken dinner to go from ho-hum dinner standby to tender, juicy, tasty crowd pleaser by helping you fix some common mistakes that will double down on your kitchen skills — chicken will never be the same after this episode. Learn more about…
 
An eye-popping recent study, looking at the eating habits of people from 195 countries, recently brought to light the dramatic impact that bad diets are having on our overall mortality rates. The shocking findings? 11 million people die each year around the world because of, at least in part, of certain foods or lack of nutritious foods. Bad diets …
 
After the dark days of winter, or maybe just a rough weekend, many of us look for “Detox” solutions to set our bodies right so we can get back to seizing the day. However, you don’t need to turn to drastic, or sketchy, detox methods that border on extreme and probably are more likely to make a bad situation worse. Instead, Jon and Megan share the e…
 
Whole 30 has been around for about a decade now and its popularity parallels the growing interest in “clean eating.” It was started by Melissa Hartwig, a Certified Sports Nutritionist and co-creator of the original Whole30 program, which has now grown into a true franchise with four New York Times bestselling books. In this episode of Diet Decoded,…
 
Eggs - They seem simple enough, right? Scrambled, hard-boiled, omelette, they are an easy-to-prepare, solid source of protein almost anytime of day. But are they good for you? And if they are, are you paying more than you need to for eggs that are “cage-free”, “free-range”, or fortified with Omega-3s, or is it all just health marketing hype? In thi…
 
The Instant Pot is an amazing tool. What other kitchen appliance lets you saute your veggies perfectly, make yogurt, and cook fluffy pasta in the comfort of your kitchen with hardly any effort? But with every fun new tool comes a bit of a learning curve, so in this episode Jon and Megan discuss easy Instant Pot tips that can help you avoid some of …
 
Soda - For many of us it is a staple of our daily diet that rooted itself in childhood, but today, we are becoming more aware of the ways our daily soda habit might be negatively impacting our health, waistline and fitness goals. If you have contemplated how to dial back - or completely kick - your soda habit then this episode is for you! Jon and M…
 
Bread - It’s one of the staples of the American diet, but lately it feels more like Public Enemy Number 1. Is it all just a bad rap though? Is bread really that bad for you, the thing that’s holding you back from your weight loss goals? Turns out, Bread is not really the food villain is has been made out to be — especially if you know how to eat it…
 
Are you ready to go old school? In this episode, Jon and Megan o really old school as they continue their Diet Decoded series by throwing it way back to Paleolithic times and breaking down the Paleo Diet. They are joined by health writer Beth Lipton (@cookiepie0402), who wrote about her own shift to a paleo lifestyle on EatThis.com. Jon and Megan b…
 
In Part 2 of our inspiring discussion with celebrity chef Seamus Mullen about how he saved his life by dramatically changing his diet, we dive deeper into the lessons he details in his latest book, Real Food Heals, and how you can start on your own journey by making small, significant changes that will have a dramatic impact on your health and long…
 
Imagine that you spent your entire life dedicated to food, and that your love for food has led you to training with culinary experts in Spain, opening NYC restaurants, TV shows, and culinary awards. Now, imagine that the very thing you’ve dedicated your life to—and define yourself by—nearly killed you. Seamus Mullen doesn’t have to imagine this sto…
 
They are plastered on products in almost every aisle of the supermarket: Organic, GMO-free, antioxidants, multigrain, gluten-free, no high fructose corn syrup, and more. Sure, they sound healthy, but what do they really mean? Are they an indication that you are holding a superfood that is key to improving your health and worth your hard-earned mone…
 
It happens every year, a rush of new diets, pr refreshes of older ones, flood book shelves, facebook feeds, and boring TV shows all claiming to be the your answer to nailing your weight loss goals or improving your health this year. How can you cut through all the hype and see which one is actually worth your time and money? IN this episode, Jon an…
 
Dieting is hard, but eating is easy. Right? That means the easiest way to drop pounds and slim down this year is to do exactly what you’re already doing: eat! Just make sure you’re getting in the right foods. In this episode, Jon and Megan uncover which nutrient-rich foods deserve a place in your diet daily and how to sneak them into your meals. Wh…
 
New Year’s resolutions, weddings, reunions...all too often many of us look for a “quick fix” when we start to feel guilty after weeks of indulging, or a big event. For many of us, we might lead us to a juice cleanse - but, the consequences might not be worth the short term hopes. In this episode, Jon and Megan break down the realities of a short, o…
 
It happened, the “New Year” is now a reality and as we shake off thefog of all the Holiday sweets and treats diving into a full-blown NewYear’s Resolution May seem a bit daunting. Don’t worry, in this episode Jon and Megan share some simple tips andtricks - that you can use today - to help you build some greatmomentum while you take some time to be…
 
In this episode Jon and Megan close out the first year of the show with some of their favorite resources for food and health inspiration. As we take a look at the year ahead, we talk about some of the people, places, books, TV Shows, films websites, etc… that have lit a spark for how they approach what we eat or how we prepare it in hopes that mayb…
 
This time of year is stressful enough, and navigating the myriad of items on supermarket shelves doesn’t help matters much either: How much sodium is too much sodium? Does this have enough protein? Are these red berries safe to eat?Jon and Megan want to make it less stressful, and easier, for you to figure what is worthy of space in your shopping c…
 
The saying goes that “America runs on Dunkin’,” and it appears to be a fairly accurate statement when you consider there are more than 10,000 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the U.S. and a whopping 60 percent of their annual revenue comes from coffee. (Sugar-filled donuts don’t tend to be major energy boosters, after-all…) Now, with a variety of new me…
 
It’s the holiday season, which for most of us means a steady stream of holiday parties and festivities.We want to eat, drink and be merry right? It’s not really the time to drill down and clock every calorie you consume - or even worse, avoid carbs!However, you don’t want to go nuts either and Jon and Megan are here to help you navigate the party c…
 
If the way to your loved ones’ hearts is through their stomachs, then there may not be a better way to celebrate the holiday season than with gourmet goodies. In this episode Jon and Megan have rounded up some of the best gifts for foodie to help you streamline your holiday shopping and ensure you pick the right presents for everyone on your nice l…
 
Fast food gets a pretty bad wrap, but between trips to the mall, running errands or shutting the kids around to various activities, what are you supposed to do when you need a meal in a pinch?Thankfully, now more than ever, there are plenty of dishes at your favorite Fast Food stops that are loaded with nutrients and low in calories.In this episode…
 
Thanksgiving, or perhaps you’re more fond of referring to it as “Turkey Day.” But really, that’s a misnomer; because with the exception of that big bird in the middle of the table, everything else you’ll be eating—from mashed potatoes and stuffing to creamed corn, glazed carrots and pecan pie—it should come as no surprise that the average American …
 
Few cooking tools are as convenient and versatile as the slow cooker—especially if you don’t have hours to spend stirring at the stove. After all, what’s better than throwing a bunch of ingredients in a pot, walking away, and returning several hours later to find a hot, delicious meal ready and waiting for you?That said, there are a few things to k…
 
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