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Are All Granola Bars The Same?

When you find yourself short on time, what is your quick go-to snack choice? Often times, you may choose a granola bar –they are an easy, convenient and cheap option for on the go. However, it is important to know that not all granola bars are created equally.   Luckily, today is National Granola Bar…

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5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

Many people are lured into trying various weight loss diets and products, only to soon realize that they don’t work! Some of these diets are a bit extreme and lack energy, protein, vitamins, and minerals, which are essential for your body to function properly.  These diets provide rules about what you can or cannot eat….

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6 Family Fun Ways to Celebrate Family Fit Lifestyle Month!

Trust me, I know how tough it is to stay motivated to be active during the winter months but National Family Fit Lifestyle Month is the perfect incentive! I love celebrating this month because it involvesthe whole family. There are many ways for you and your family to stay fit together during Family Fit Lifestyle Month….

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The Basics Of Wheat

The New Year has begun and what better way to start the year off by learning about the basics of wheat. January is National Wheat Bread Month so take advantage, stay informed and make the most out of it!   All About Wheat   Did you know that wheat makes up a majority of our…

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Celebrate National Spaghetti Day with Zoodles

Pasta has been a staple in many people’s diets since as early as the 13thcentury.  Pasta made its way to the Americas in 1789 when Thomas Jefferson brought it over. Its popularity has grown even more since then! There are many different types of pasta: penne, ziti, macaroni, farfalle and spaghetti to name a few….

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5 Ways to Boost Your Fiber Intake

January is National Fiber Focus Month, which makes it the perfect time to learn more about the benefits of fiber and how to increase your intake. First, let’s briefly discuss what fiber is. It’s a form of carbohydrate that your body can’t break down into usable energy. It’s broken down into insoluble and soluble fiber,…

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4 Reasons to Embrace Intuitive Eating in the New Year

There’s only ONE day left in 2018! That is just crazy to me. The year went so quickly!   If you’re like most people, you probably started this year with hopes that you would find a diet you like and stick with it. However, as the end of the year nears, you realized that you…

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The Connection Between What You Eat and Your Brain Health

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly hearing about how our diet can be beneficial or harmful to our brain health. There have been plenty of nutrition-related research studies that break down the “good” and “bad” to keep your brain functioning at its best ability.   Most famously, nutrition-related research has found improved…

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6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Pumpkin Pie

I don’t know about you, butwhen I think about pumpkin pie, I usually associate it with Thanksgiving. However, pumpkin pie is still in season! In fact, National Pumpkin Pie Day is tomorrow, December 25th, and what a great holiday it is.   Did you know thatthe first pumpkin pie recipes were found in British cookbooks in the…

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Spice Up Your Burger!

It’s no surprise that hamburgers are an American staple as it is seen on almost any menu and restaurant.  In fact, did you know that in the U.S., the national total for hamburger consumption is about 50 billion burgers per year? That’s a whole lot of burgers!   Burgers are a traditional “summer” food (think…

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2 Steps to Survive the Holidays

Are the holidays a stressful time for you? Maybe being around all your relatives and the crowds feels overwhelming.  You may feel even tenser knowing that this time of year is supposed to be joyous, yet all you feel is anxious. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to overcome your feelings of anxiety…

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3 Step Roadmap to a Food Safe Holiday

As the holidays approach, it’s very easy to get caught up in all the rush. Whether you are preparing to host a party or preparing a favorite dish to contribute to a potluck, it’s important to practice food safety to prevent foodborne illnesses during the holidays. Every party usually includes a guest that is vulnerable…

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7 Delicious Ways to Eat a Pear

Happy National Pear Month! Did you know that there are over 3,000 varieties of pears grown around the world? Pear trees were first brought to the United States in the 1800s by colonists. It was found that the trees brought to Oregon and Washington were the ones that thrived and, therefore, those two states are…

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Celebrate A Happy, Healthy Hanukkah & Holidays!

December is a month filled with holidays and celebrations and this week we are currently in the midst of Hanukkah!   This year, Hanukkah began on Sunday, December 2ndand willend on Monday night, December 10th. Also known as the “Festival of Lights”, we celebrate the victory of the Maccabees against the large Syrian army and the rededication…

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Crazy for Cookies

Did you know that tomorrow, December 4th, is National Cookie Day? That’s right, there is an entire day designated to celebrate this delicious dessert!   Let’s start with how cookies were created – It’s quite an interesting story as they were actually created by accident. Back in the day, when chefs were baking cakes, they…

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Obsessing Over Omega-3’s

You may have heard about omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on the news, but don’t know exactly what they are or what they do. Omega-3 PUFAs is a nutrient that is found in plant sources and fish. Your body needs omega-3 fatty acids for normal metabolic function, however you are not able to create it. That is…

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Time to Celebrate National French Toast Day!

Is it just me, or is French Toast one of the best meals ever? What makes it so good, you may ask? There are so many sweet variations! You can even make it savory, if that’s what you like. I guess a couple other people feel the same way as I do because there is…

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Reduce Food Waste, Rework Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving was yesterday and you enjoyed the yummy food you prepared for your guests. But you are now left with a ton of leftovers. How long will the food sit in your fridge before it ends up in the trash. Here, in America, approximately 40% of food will wind up in a landfill.   While…

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6 Tips For A Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday!? Personally, I always find that November flies and the holidays come upon us so quickly!  In some ways, I wish it would slow down, but I also love the holidays and feel like there is a sense of comfort because it’s a great time to spend with my…

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It’s Time to Take a Hike!

This Saturday, November 17th, lace up your boots and get out your compass for National Take a Hike DayOn this day, you and everyone else across the United States are encouraged to get outside and walk a trail.  There are over 60,000 trails in the National Trail System, providing you with ample new places to…

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