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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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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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How to Curb Your Sweet Tooth This Holiday Season

Chances are, you’re starting to get bombarded with sweets and treats this time of year. From holiday cookie swaps, office parties and home-baked gifts, it can seem like there’s no way to escape the sugar rush! I’m not going to tell you to never indulge in your favorite holiday treat, because let’s be honest, that probably isn’t very realistic. Instead,…

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Butternut squash

A Fall Recipe Staple: Hearty Butternut Squash Chili

It’s fall ya’ll. The season that brings cooler weather, everything pumpkin spice and warm, comforting foods! I’ve got a delicious and healthy chili recipe featuring my favorite fall vegetable that will have you cozied up under a blanket in no time. So what is my favorite fall vegetable, exactly? Butternut squash! It’s hearty and slightly sweet, making it the perfect…

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Pick Green

The One Color You Must Add To Your Diet!

The one color you MUST add to your diet: Green! If I had the power to make leafy greens their own food group, I would. Why? · They are full of fiber (great for digestive health and satiety), vitamin A (promotes eye health), vitamin C (boosts collagen to reduce risk of arthritis and promote healthy skin, hair and nails) and…

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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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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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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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