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Roasted Pasta Salad

Summertime Classic Made Healthy: Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

When you think of summer foods, what comes to mind? There are so many delicious things to look forward to about the season, including watermelon, backyard barbeques and frozen treats. However, no summer party would be complete without a delicious pasta salad! Pasta salad can go from being a light side to weighing your plate (and body) down if you aren’t…

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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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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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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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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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food blog

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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Lemons

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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Superfoods

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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