Bryanne Salazar

About: Bryanne Salazar

Bryanne Salazar is a freelance writer and editor, a contributing author for the website What the Flicka?, and a food-meets-culture blogger living in Southern California. Her blog, Bryanne Bites the World documents her explorations of various ethnic communities and food cultures across the United States. Bryanne has a degree in English focused on creative writing, and loves to pen short stories in her spare time. She is also an advocate for women and girls worldwide, the mother of two teenage boys, and the wife of an active duty United States Marine. You can follow Bryanne on Twitter and Facebook to see what she's working on next.

Recent Posts by Bryanne Salazar

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The Home Food Habits of Overweight Women

Researchers have long believed that an important factor in the obesity epidemic is the home food environment. A recent study published in the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior found startling evidence to support those beliefs. The study, which focused primarily on obese, low-income African-American women in southwestern Georgia, identified factors of obesity, such as […]

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3 Fast Food Fake-Out Recipes

Sometimes we all want a fast-food cheat. These three recipes are inspired by the high-fat, calorie-dense originals, but are remade in a healthier way. While these recipes can’t really be considered “health food,” they are a great way to indulge without busting the dietary bank. Fake-Out 1: Taco Bell’s Taco Supreme By using lighter ingredients, […]

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10 Healthy and Delicious Desserts

There’s a science behind our sometimes irrational craving for sweets after dinner. Sugar causes our brains to release the chemical serotonin, which we know boosts our mood and causes us to feel more relaxed. Further, we are creatures of habit, and a study from the Journal of Nutrition shows the regular consumption of sweets can […]

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2 Recipes for a Healthy Easter Dinner

Easter is near, and that means a rich roasted turkey dinner or a honey-glazed ham (or both) and all the high-fat fixings. Is it possible to have a delicious Easter dinner that’s also healthy? Absolutely! The key is to find recipes that incorporate healthy ingredients and use light preparations. Give my Easter recipes a try […]

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Diet Peer Pressure: How to Say No!

Today’s diet trends can seem near religious, or better yet, overzealous. Wherever you go, there are throngs of proselytizers ready to convert you to their exclusive food covenant. It can feel overwhelming to navigate your own path amidst fervent friends, family members, neighbors and even total strangers, who all seem so eager to save your […]

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Should We Really Adore the Funny Fat Girl?

As a self-proclaimed young fat girl, I learned to develop my sense of humor to deflect attention away from what I perceived to be my flawed physique. I mastered the art of self-depreciation. If I called myself fat before anyone else could, I stole their thunder, and removed the potential slap of a hurtful word […]

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