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Prep for a Week of Success

As a Registered Dietitian, I am often asked to share one piece of advice for a successful healthy lifestyle. Two words: food prep. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Ugh, that’s so much work. I have 4 kids and am a full time working parent. There has to be a simpler way.” Not so fast, food prep doesn’t necessarily mean…

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Beach Eats!

Grab a towel and put on the sunscreen! Summer is all about sun, sand, and playing in the waves. Don’t forget to pack the cooler! With these easy eats, spending all day at the beach just got easier (and healthier)! Raw or dry-roasted, unsalted nuts Pre-washed, sliced veggies and fruit Pre-portioned trail mix (without the chocolate chips) Pre-portioned dried fruit Single…

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Satisfy that Sweet Tooth

I love baking. Yup, a Dietitian who loves to bake! Friends and family have come to learn when they receive a baked good from me, most likely it’s made with applesauce, oil substitutes, prunes, or dates, maybe even whole wheat or gluten free flour. The typical response is, “Thanks”, followed by “wait, is this healthy?” (Hey, just because I like…

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Fruit Pizza

Wonderful Watermelon!

Watermelon just might be one of my favorite summer fruits…Although, I might reconsider once Michigan peaches and cherries are in season. But that’s the beauty of eating seasonally! You get to enjoy the rich flavors of the harvest, and continue to add different flavors and nutrients to your plate year round. Speaking of nutrients, watermelon is loaded with lycopene, a…

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Healthy Summer Snack for Kids

School is out for the summer! Whether you’re looking for a fun food craft for the kids or a healthy sweet treat for you or the family, this is the blog post for you! As a Registered Dietitian and self-proclaimed foodie, I love looking online for healthy recipes. Pinterest, I have to be honest, is one of my go-tos for creative…

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Ride the Coaster of Good Nutrition this Summer!

School’s out for the summer and that means time for family vacations! Amusement parks are great places to take the family for a trip they are sure to remember. However, let’s not forget sound nutrition while you are there. It can be stressful to some thinking that their children are going to be chowing down on greasy nachos and hotdogs, giant pillows of…

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Run, Replenish, Repeat

You just crossed the finish line of a grueling long race, or maybe you’re tossing a gym bag over your shoulder complimenting yourself on a workout well done. Regardless of the activity, what you replenish your body with post workout, determines how you recover, length of recovery time, and overall energy levels. Fellow runners, lifters, and group exercise goers, I have…

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Bring on the Grill!

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many, summer means time to grill! Cooking indoors during the hot summer months can be miserable, so head out to the patio and fire up that grill! Whether it’s a backyard BBQ’s, or a quick family night meal, these grill tips can help you stay slim and boost the flavor of traditional grilling…

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Stay Slim at the Farmers Market

Farmers Market season is here!  In Michigan, you can easily find farmers markets open between the months of May until October, and I can only imagine they are more readily available year round in Florida. One of my favorite weekend activities in the summer includes spending the day at the local farmers market. There I get to chat with farmers, sample tasty fresh produce, and can pick up…

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Hydrate with Flavor

Water makes up over half of our body mass. It’s important for organ function, muscle function, keeping us alert, and necessary for all forms of life. With the summer heat starting to shine on the mitten state, and always on the orange capital of the country, everyone needs to increase their water intake. Jazz up your plain water and sip…

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