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The Truth Behind the “Superfoods” Mentality

You may have seen the term “superfood” listed on a food label or in the latest wellness article that gets sent to your inbox daily, but what does it really mean? And are these foods actually that powerful? According to the dictionary, the term “superfood” means that it is a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for one’s health…

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Grocery Story

How to Navigate the Grocery Store Like a Healthy Pro

The grocery store haul. Do you love it or hate it? For me, stepping foot in a grocery store is like going to the nearest department store. I immediately get mesmerized by all of the fresh produce and foods, as if I was looking at racks of gorgeous pieces of clothes. I know I might be one of a few…

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Mason Jar Salads

How to Build the Ultimate Mason Jar Salad

If you’re part of the Body Transformation Program, then you already know about my love for mason jar salads, but for everyone else, listen up. I’ve got the solution to your lunchtime woes! Do you find yourself looking at the clock and wondering how it’s already lunchtime most days? Chances are, you might not have anything prepared and you find…

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The Basics of Nutrition for Runners

Spring is here which means race season has officially begun! There’s nothing more exhilarating than seeing all of your hard work from training pay off when you cross the finish line on race day. Am I right? Whether you are running a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon, what you choose to fuel your body with during training and on…

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Smoothie Bowl

Why I Opt for Smoothie Bowls Any Time of the Day

Can I fill you in on a little secret of mine? Smoothies are my saving grace when it comes to meeting my daily quota (and more) of nutrients. They are a nutritional goldmine when you think about the variety of foods and nutrients that can be added to one glass! But you know what’s even better than a smoothie? A…

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How to Spring Clean Your Pantry

The official start of Spring is right around the corner which can only mean one thing…Spring cleaning! Do you use this time of the year to declutter, deep clean and purge? There’s just something about a clean, organized space that creates a feeling of accomplishment and fresh start to the season. Here are 5 steps to cleaning out your pantry.…

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Father and his little daughter preparing salad in the kitchen.

Be a Role Model for Good Nutrition

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and I’d like to share some statistics with you regarding the nation’s kids:  1 in 3 kids today is either obese or overweight.  1 in every 3 kids born after 2000 is expected to develop diabetes early in their life. Obesity related problems include (but not limited to): heart disease, asthma, diabetes, accelerated aging process,…

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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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Close-up of granulated sugar in spoon and sugar pile on wooden

Sugar Facts -Part 2

In the last blog, we discovered the health effects of sugar on our bodies and hidden sources in foods. Some might say that I took the fun out of eating anything “tasty.”  I’m not here to make eating boring, or nutrition confusing, I am simply want to provide you the facts and offer simple ways we can move forward to achieving healthier, happier bodies! How…

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Inscription sugar made into pile of white granulated sugar

Sugar Facts-Part 1

Sugar. It’s what we imagine when we think of desserts, donuts, cookies, or kid’s candy items. Let’s face it, the sweet stuff is everywhere. We can’t walk into a gas station, grocery store, or even watch TV without being bombarded by the topic. In this two part sugar series, I’ll help you become a sugar sleuth and decode the health…

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