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December 8 is the First National Lard Day

Under the auspices of the Healthy Fats Coalition and ideally timed for the holidays, December 8 marks the first annual National Healthy Fats Day, a celebration of pure lard, a traditional, authentic animal fat that is now enjoying a resurgence within America’s food culture, in restaurants, fast food operations and home kitchens.

Black Soybean Salsa

Many consumers are interested in better-for-you foods that serve as satisfying snacks without the diet guilt. Soyfoods offer plant-based protein and fiber in a cholesterol-free form that is low in saturated fats and boasts a heart-healthy nutrition profile.

Can Mexican Chains Keep Pace with the Health-Conscious Movement?

Who could resist sitting down to a chicken burrito filled with cheese, rice and beans, a scrumptious quesadilla or delectable nachos topped off with a margarita? Sit-down Mexican chains such as On the Border, Abuelo’s, Cantina Laredo, and Uncle Julio’s, to name a few, have been capitalizing on satiating consumer preferences for tasty Mexican food for decades, which has led to expansion in many cases.

Inside LA's Innovative Plant-Based Pub

The team behind Beelman’s is nothing if not bold. As if overhauling a solid burgers-and-wings menu at the downtown Los Angeles spot in favor of all-in vegan pub food was not gutsy enough, Chef Caroline Concha has also peppered the restaurant’s new dishes with assertive Asian flavors.

Arooga’s Now Serving No Antibiotic Ever Pork

Arooga’s is ringing in the New Year with a major ingredient makeover.Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar announced their new partnership with Maple Leaf Foods, a leading Canadian based consumer protein company.

FDA Offers More Menu-Labeling Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provided menu-labeling guidance Tuesday, perhaps finally setting the stage for the oft-delayed rule’s implementation. According to the rules, chain restaurants with 20 or more locations and groceries will need to post calorie information on their menus next May.

The Top 8 Healthy Food Trends for 2017

The first quarter of 2017 is over, and there have been some interesting healthy food trends. Useless carbs, sodium, gluten, and unhealthy trans-fats are top of the list of what’s off the menu. Our Pinterest boards are full of mouthwatering recipes enticing us to cook up a healthy storm.

New York City Doesn't Care About the Menu-Labeling Delay

Springtime in New York just got a whole lot more interesting. Forget the federal government, the Big Apple announced Thursday that it plans to enforce the same calorie-labeling laws recently delayed (again) by the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA Delays Controversial Menu-Labeling Rule (Again)

Restaurants unprepared for the Food and Drug Administration’s menu-labeling rule just got a reprieve. Again. For the third time, the controversial rule, which requires restaurants and other away-from-home food retailers to include calorie counts on menus and signage, was delayed.