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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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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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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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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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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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Pick Green

The One Color You Must Add To Your Diet!

The one color you MUST add to your diet: Green! If I had the power to make leafy greens their own food group, I would. Why? · They are full of fiber (great for digestive health and satiety), vitamin A (promotes eye health), vitamin C (boosts collagen to reduce risk of arthritis and promote healthy skin, hair and nails) and…

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The Secret to Saving Time and Energy in the Kitchen

Do you have a hard time fitting in healthy meals throughout the week? Chances are, you just let out a big sigh because the struggle is real. Here are some simple steps to help you save time and energy in the kitchen that can become a seamless part of your routine. Plan ahead. Meal planning is a biggie when it…

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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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8 Foods to De-Bloat for Summer

There’s never a good time to feel bloated, but if there were, these hot summer months would definitely not be it. Bloating and abdominal discomfort aren’t limited to the occasional holiday feast and could strike at the most inopportune times. So whether you’re about to slip into that swimsuit you’ve been working so hard to look great in or just…

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