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Clean Up Your Plate

6 Ways to Clean Up Your Plate

Fill in the blank.  I want to get ________. Chances are, for many of us that blank is filled in with a health-related word. Perhaps the first word that comes to mind is “healthier”, “skinnier”, “stronger” or even “more energized”. While I believe that we must take a holistic approach to health in order to achieve any of the above goals,…

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Breakfast

Is breakfast really “king”?

You’ve heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is it really? While eating consistent, healthy meals throughout the day is key, what you choose to eat (or not eat) at the start of your day plays a huge role in overall health and well-being. Here are four reasons to fit in a healthful meal…

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Chocolate PB Truffle

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Just when we thought the coast was clear from all of the Valentine’s candies and chocolates, now chocolate Easter bunnies are popping up on shelves! It can be challenging to stay on course with healthy habits when there are sweet around seemingly every corner, I get it! Instead of completely ignoring sweet cravings in times of temptation, how about satisfying them…

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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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grape appetizer

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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holiday cookies

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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Lemons

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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