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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stay Slim at the Farmers Market

Farmers Market season is here!  In Michigan, you can easily find farmers markets open between the months of May until October, and I can only imagine they are more readily available year round in Florida. One of my favorite weekend activities in the summer includes spending the day at the local farmers market. There I get to chat with farmers, sample tasty fresh produce, and can pick up…

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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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Fresh Blog #4 - Salmon Salad

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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