More and more products are being designed for folks on the go. People are less inclined to cook but don’t want to give in by resorting to takeout. Enter the snacks for dinner concept. A typical snack dinner should be half veggies, one quarter protein, and one quarter starch. Hummus dip, vegetables for dipping, and […]

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It’s easy to be confused and overwhelmed by all of the options for your new year nutrition. You need help to sort the wheat from the chaff. The Mediterranean diet is a great place to start. Consider what is found locally in the Mediterranean eating pattern. Whole grains, fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, olives and […]

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Holiday meals are on the horizon. Don’t toss nutrition out the window or put your meal plan on hold for two months. You can navigate these holiday events smartly while still enjoying the indulgences of the season. Parties & Events Drink plenty of water before you go. Have some hummus and veggies or a light […]

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You resolved to change your dietary habits for the new year. How is that going for you? Did you get sidetracked? Did you drop the ball? It’s okay. You can get the show on the road now. You need to be positive. Don’t try to do too much. Don’t expect big results immediately. Start out […]

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The media is shoving breakfast at us as the most important meal of the day. But, might it just be the most hyped meal of the day? The pastries available at your favorite coffee shop are on par with desserts. The fat, sugar and calorie content are competitive. At some point, having dessert-type foods for […]

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Fermented foods are all the rage. Make your own dill pickles and pickled vegetables. Listen in as I share how you can make your own pickles to help your gut microbiome. Check out my simple recipes for you. DILL PICKLES INGREDIENTS 3 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon […]

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Some teas are better for your body than others. The ideal tea is loose leaf. If you don’t have the option of loose leaf tea, look for something that isn’t in a paper tea pouch. A cloth bag is best. Sometimes paper pouches are treated with a chemical to prevent tearing. Ingesting that chemical over […]

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It’s wonderful to create your own food from scratch because you have more control over the flavors and ingredients. This is a perfect option if you have allergies, are picky, or are just tired of unnecessary additives. Check out my simple recipes for you! YOGURT Pour milk in a saucepan and bring it to a […]

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Health foods tend to ebb and flow in popularity. It’s hard to know if the latest, greatest food discovery actually holds up to its advertising. Are these six hot healthy foods worth the hype? Bone broth: good to maximize protein intake, regular broth better for soup base. Tiger Nuts: high in potassium and fiber, nuts […]

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In an effort to be healthy and animal friendly, many Americans are adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. The main problem with adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is not getting enough protein. The daily need is 0.8 to 0.9 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Protein can be found in non-animal sources, […]

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