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Work Hard, Recover Harder

I love the saying, “Abs are made in the kitchen.” If we work out hard in the gym, why wouldn’t we want to work out hard in the kitchen? What we feed our bodies after a workout is crucial to revealing our muscles, increasing recovery time, allowing us to push ourselves even harder the next day at the gym, and preventing injuries! Whether…

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Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Road trip season is upon us! The car is packed, gas tank is full, now let’s fill the car with healthy snacks for everyone! After all, roads trip are meant to be fun and hassle (hopefully) free. Keep your family smiling all the way with these quick, easy, and healthy travel treat ideas. When packing road trip food and snacks, look for…

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National Nutrition Month – The Benefits of Beans

Beans, beans, the musical… Ok, we all know how the rest of the song goes, but did you know how beneficial beans, also known as Pulses, can be to the diet? In fact, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recognized how important this food is and declared 2016 “The Year of the Pulses.” You don’t have to…

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Healthy Snacks for Kids

As a former nanny, I used to love breaking out the mixing bowls and stirring up fun in the kitchen mid-day with the kids. Mixing, concocting, and mashing things up to teach them all about healthy snacking. That’s right…teaching kids how to have fun, be creative…AND eat healthy!  Here are a few of my favorite fun ideas anyone can make!…

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Savor the Flavor

March isn’t all about basketball games and The Final Four, it’s also about NUTRITION! March is National Nutrition Month. It is one of my favorite months of the year, a time to check in with yourself and evaluate your eating habits and patterns. I am very excited about this year’s theme set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Savor the Flavor of Eating…

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Get Your Calcium With or Without the Cow!

What comes to mind when you think of the easiest way to get Calcium and Vitamin D? …Most of us would respond with MILK! However there’s more to the milk and dairy aisle than just Moo’s these days. Almonds, soy, cashews, coconut, rice, and quinoa, are a few of the new stars filling the dairy shelves. Let’s compare and contrast…

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Fight Back with Fat

February is dedicated to love, but also to our trusty blood pumpers, our heart! The American Heart Association has named February as the American Heart Month in honor of promoting awareness of heart disease. To help prevent heart disease we should eat a balanced diet rich in whole foods. Certain whole foods contain fats crucial to protecting our most important…

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A “Healthier” Treat on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, and it’s ok to treat yourself to a little something sweet. After all, moderation is key in a well balanced diet! Try treating yourself to something you can feel good about putting into your body with this simple decadent chocolate recipe. Made with dark chocolate, nuts, and fruit, it’s a treat that provides antioxidants and satisfies…

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Is Juicing Worth the Time

Is juicing worth your time?

Instead of noshing on that yummy kale or spinach salad, why not drink it? New diet trends constantly hit the market and one of this year’s hot topics is juicing! It seems that every talk show host and celebrity is gulping down green concoctions and looking lean. But before you get started juicing, there are a few things you may…

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Top foods to help you lose weight

At MVP we love to see motivated members participating in classes or tackling the treadmill. Exercise is an important component of overall health, but what you lift to put in your mouth is just as important as what you lift on the weight rack. Dig into each of the five food groups below, and fuel up your body to become healthier…

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