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Hydration

Healthy Hydration During These HOT Summer Months

Did you know that your body is made up of about 60% water? It’s no wonder why we are constantly bombarded with messages of why and how to stay hydrated, especially during these HOT summer months! I’ve got to be honest. It can be difficult for me to reach my daily quota of water some days, and it turns out,…

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Runners

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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Pantry

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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Kale

Spotlight on Kale

Are you a part of the kale club, yet? Chances are, you either just nodded your head in agreement or turned up your nose at the thought of anything that might resemble a leafy green. Whether you’re a kale lover or a kale skeptic, I’ve got news for you. It’s one of the hottest commodities on the market, and I…

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Smoothie

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care in 10 Minutes or Less

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” Does this sound like something you would say? I know I’m guilty of this excuse that we often use when we are feeling strapped for time and put our work, to-do list and others’ needs before our own health. But the month of February is all about love and I want to…

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January 2017 #1

5 Ways to Fight Off Sugar Cravings

Who here is constantly battling sugar cravings? I can totally relate. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who doesn’t crave sweets at all (I envy you!), but I encourage you to read on to help out your sugar-loving friends and family. Sugar is well, addicting, and can lead to decreased energy, headaches, mood swings, breakouts and unanticipated weight gain,…

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Sweet Cherry in Bowl on Rustic Table, Ripe Fresh Wild Cherries Fruit

Cheers for Cherries!

Whether you are looking for a something quick to supercharge your day, or something to refuel your body after a workout, this simple recipe for a Nutty Cherry Smoothie is jammed packed with nutrition! The cherries are loaded with antioxidants vital to fighting aging, repairing muscles, and keeping inflammation low in the body. They also contain high levels of potassium to keep…

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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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smoothie

Simple Smoothies Done Right!

This morning, I had been in such a rush to get out the door, I thought making a smoothie would be the perfect “go-to” option! Hurrying trying to toss ingredients into the blender I managed to spill my frozen spinach on the counter, dribble almond milk down my arm, and trying to cut a peach took much longer than anticipated.…

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Pieces of dark chocolate bar on light background sprinkle with chocolate chips

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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