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5 Swaps for Home Baker

5 Easy Swaps for the Home Baker

Do you enjoy baked goods but you don’t love the fact that many of the recipes are full of highly processed and nutritionally-empty ingredients? Just a few simple swaps can transform your favorite indulgence into a healthier (and still delicious) treat! Here are my top five easy baking swaps: Flour. If you usually use all-purpose flour in your baked goods,…

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Improved You

New Year, IMPROVED You

Did you know it’s estimated that 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, but only 8% actually achieve their goals? With every New Year, we are bombarded with messages that encourage a “new you” through resolutions and goal setting. This would suggest that we are in need of a blank slate, do over or complete transformation. Setting this kind of…

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5-Ingredient Roasted Rosemary Grapes Crostini Appetizer

Are you planning a holiday party? I’ve got a delicious and healthy appetizer that is just as easy to make as it is impressive on the plate! This festive recipe is full of fiber (thanks to using whole wheat instead of white bread), protein from the ricotta and antioxidants from the red grapes. Using simple ingredients like fresh herbs or…

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How to Curb Your Sweet Tooth This Holiday Season

Chances are, you’re starting to get bombarded with sweets and treats this time of year. From holiday cookie swaps, office parties and home-baked gifts, it can seem like there’s no way to escape the sugar rush! I’m not going to tell you to never indulge in your favorite holiday treat, because let’s be honest, that probably isn’t very realistic. Instead,…

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Brussel Sprouts

Nutritional Spotlight on Brussel Sprouts

Have you introduced these “stinky” vegetables onto your plate, yet? The vegetable that almost every kid turns their nose up to is having a moment in the culinary world. Nutritionally speaking, there’s no food more deserving of the spotlight this season! Brussel sprouts are part of the cruciferous family, which are known for reducing the risk of cancer and lowering…

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7 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us which oftentimes translates to full social calendars and break rooms that offer an endless supply of sweets and treats. To help combat the unhealthy side effects of this time of year, I’ve got seven tips to help you stay on the healthy track! Get Moving. Even with busier than usual calendars, there’s always time…

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

The time is upon us. Cold and flu season, that is! Below are five tips to help you stay healthy and tissue-free during the months ahead. Stock up on fermented foods. Did you know that about 70% of your immune system is located in the gut? That’s right! When talking about gut health, probiotics and maintaining a healthy gut environment…

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Butternut squash

A Fall Recipe Staple: Hearty Butternut Squash Chili

It’s fall ya’ll. The season that brings cooler weather, everything pumpkin spice and warm, comforting foods! I’ve got a delicious and healthy chili recipe featuring my favorite fall vegetable that will have you cozied up under a blanket in no time. So what is my favorite fall vegetable, exactly? Butternut squash! It’s hearty and slightly sweet, making it the perfect…

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Smart Snacking

Smart Snacking

Can snacking be a part of a healthy lifestyle? YES. I believe that snacking has gotten a bad rap over the years and if done the right way, can be an asset to a healthy lifestyle! Smart snacking can help keep energy levels up and boost metabolism throughout the day. Everyone and every body is different when it comes to…

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Watermelon

Spotlight on Summer Produce: Watermelon

If there were a mascot for summer, I’m certain that watermelon would be it. When this sweet, juicy fruit hits the local grocery stores, you know that hot summer days, barbeques and fireworks are ahead. For a long time, watermelon has been underrated as a sweet, tasty summertime fruit, made of not much more than sugar and water. However, this…

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