Eat This, Not That!
Summary: Whether it’s what we eat for breakfast on the go, what we pack for lunch, or how we fill our shopping cart and stock our pantry, we make more than 300 food decisions every day. Together, we’ll learn how to make better choices and eat all of our favorite foods, guilt-free!
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 probably already have in your kitchen that can actually make you more productive by boosting your brain, increasing your energy, and improving your sleep. Get ready to stock up for your new Productivity Diet.
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, Jon and Megan talk with EatThis.com's Ann Marie Langrehr who lived on a steady diet of fast foods, every day, until it was too much. She talks about the how she came to the realization that her Fast Food diet was hurting her and how she survived cutting it out, cold turkey, for an entire month.More importantly, Ann Marie shares the extraordinary impact this decision had in how she looked, felt and acted. Her story is inspiring, because even if you don't cut it out cold turkey, you will learn that dialing it back is possible, and the results of doing so can be truly amazing.
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 of carbs that you can stock up and enjoy, guilt free!
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 environment of your refrigerator can actually break down the antioxidants in some fruits and halt the ripening process in other foods.This week, Jon and Megan break down some of the main mistakes we make when stocking our fridge so your food will last longer and taste better. Time to start thinking about all of the great foods you can put on your new found shelf space.
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 easy, and interesting, ways you can start to cut unnecessary added sugars from your diet.
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 really means to “eat clean” while sharing her own daily eating plan for getting a balanced, nutritious and delicious meal no matter the situations. PLUS: She answers YOUR questions sent in from listeners prior to the interview.
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! Picks for the best Fast Food Fries. PLUS: An easy recipe so you can make fries at home that may even be better than your go-to favorites.
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 uncover tips that will help you save your leftovers. You’ll be able to enjoy a quick and easy meal that will be as tender and tasty as the first time you slaved over it but also cut down on your health risks by knowing how to properly store and protect your leftovers from harmful bacteria. From proper storage and re-heating tips,to making sure your refrigerator is properly organized to make sure you get most bang for you buck from every home cooked meal, this episode will save you time and money as well as your leftovers.
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 next frozen treat and the two-step technique for nailing an instagram worthy scoop every time!
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 this episode, Jon and Megan uncover all sorts of nasty things that food manufacturers put in your food in the name of extended shelf life, cheaper manufacturing cost, and appetizing appearance.
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 tool. These simple hacks will save you valuable time and money!
Tea is on the rise in the U.S. and for good reason, numerous studies have highlighted the myriad health benefits associated with adding more tea to your diet. But, what teas are right for you and your health goals? Black, Green, Oolong or Rooibos? Does it matter if you drink it bot or cold? IN this episode, Jon and Megan help answer some of thee questions so you can get up to speed on this growing health trend. From energizing teas to stress-busting brews, this episode is your crash course to finding the right tea for you. PLUS: Jon and Megan tell you how to brew the PERFECT Iced Tea, every time.
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 best foods (sausages, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc…) to your family and friends. So, let’s get to our Grill This, Not That! Picks which have been carefully selected by the trusted team at Eat This, Not That!
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 end up delivering dry, charred, tasteless burgers instead.In this episode, Jon and Megan help you fix some of the most common burger mistakes to ensure that your burger is the one that your friends and family will be talking about all summer long. From patty prep to timing, technique and temperature, they have you covered and your burgers will never be the same (in a good way).
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 round up some of the most surprising -- and even shocking -- facts about fast food that will hopefully stick with you the next time you find yourself pulling up to that lit up menu and “order hear” box.There is good news though: Protecting your waistline and wallet doesn’t require ditching the burgers, sandwiches, and fries you hate to love. Once you’ve learned some of these fast food industry trade secrets, it’ll be easy to place healthier orders, lose weight, and save your hard-earned dollars.