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Tag: nutrition

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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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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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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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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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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Cupid’s Chocolates

A “Healthier” Treat on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, and it’s ok to treat yourself to a little something sweet. After all, moderation is key in a well balanced diet! Try treating yourself to something you can feel good about putting into your body with this simple decadent chocolate recipe. Made with dark chocolate, nuts, and fruit, it’s a treat that provides antioxidants and satisfies…

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