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ask-the-experts-is-a-gluten-free-diet-healthierGluten-free seems to be the new fad diet, but does it actually provide any benefits?

We are all starting to notice that grocery stores have more and more gluten-free options available. We have all heard of celebrities going gluten-free, but does going gluten-free really provide any benefits?

Mary Ryan, MS, RD, CD, is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science degree in food and nutrition and is a Certified Dietitian (MS, RD, CD) in the state of Washington. We had a chance to speak with her about going gluten-free.


Nothing says summer quite like the taste of watermelon. Here’s a delicious drink that has all that sweet watermelon flavor you love, with none of those pesky seeds. Our deliciously sweet and refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca is a low-calorie treat that your whole family will love.


  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 packets Monk Fruit In The Raw
  • 2 mint sprigs for garnish, optional


  1. Place watermelon, ice, water, lime juice, and Monk Fruit In The Raw in the blender.
  2. Cover and whirl on low to liquefy, then on high until smooth and frothy.
  3. Serve immediately over ice.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.

Watermelon Drink Nutrition Information Per Serving: 45 calories


You might be asking yourself, "Vegan popcorn, huh?!" I did too. We always take the easy way out by providing chips and salsa, microwave popcorn or pretzels and hummus. But, even a "cool flavor" of salsa, like pineapple or mango, can get a little boring.


We have all seen those amazing pictures of delectable food in the magazines. And, we aspire to make food that looks just like it for our families. Yet at times, we are a bit intimidated at the ingredients and directions, and so we stick to our recipe ruts.

In this video, our own Andrea Metcalf interviews associate manager Jennifer Manning of Kraft Kitchen. Manning tells us what it is that she does to make sure that we have healthy, delicious meals.


It’s hard to not love breakfast food, but most of us don’t have time to eat a healthy breakfast meal before we rush out of the door. Well, we have a recipe for you that is packed with protein and only takes a few minutes to make. With just a few simple steps you can make a tasty oatmeal breakfast for you and your kids.