Time to Celebrate National Guacamole Day!

Happy (early) National Guacamole Day! Did you know that guacamole dates all the way back to the 1500s when it was created by the Aztecs and to this day the same ingredients are used!  As you know, the main component of guacamole is crushed avocado, but many recipes call for the addition of other vegetables like…

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

This Sunday, July 17th, is National Ice Cream Day!  Not many people know this about me (although after reading this blog, thousands will) but I love ice cream.  Ice cream can be a year-round favorite, but it is enjoyed the most during the warm summer months.  With summer’s heat at its peak, this is the…

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Stay Fresh During Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Did you know that the entire month of June is dedicated to fresh fruits and vegetables? Yes, you read that right! This is the perfect month to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your meals and learn why it is so important to do so. Did you know that fruits and vegetables have many health…

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Have an Egg-stravaganza for National Egg Day

Today is National Egg Day and I thought it would be the perfect day to shed light on the truth about eggs.  For many, they either eat eggs as a breakfast staple or shy away from them in fear of them raising their cholesterol.  But, eggs are actually a very healthy breakfast option (and great…

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Holy Guacamole!

This Wednesday is National Guacamole Day! What could be better than a day celebrating a creamy avocado mashed up with fresh cilantro, lime, and other great produce? If you couldn’t tell already, I have a bit of a passion for all things avocado and for guacamole in general. So let’s dive into the avocado and…

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Avocado Dip with an Extra Protein Punch

This dip is great for snacking on your favorite vegetables. Adding the egg whites provides extra protein and creaminess when combined with the wonderful avocado.

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National Guacamole Day

The importance of healthy fats as a part of a nutritious eating plan is becoming more and more emphasized in the world of health and nutrition.  In celebration of National Guacamole Day, which is tomorrow, I am going to talk about one of the richest sources of healthy fats – the avocado!   Avocados are…

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Holy-Moly Guacamole!

Do you know when National Guacamole Day is?  Let me rephrase that…were you aware that there was a National Guacamole Day?  Well there is!  Today, November 14th,  was National Guacamole Day and what a great day to enjoy this delicious dip that also happens to be a nutritious treat. Guacamole is easy to make and…

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Top Ten Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

Apples: Apple pectin is a soluble fiber that helps remove the cholesterol from your body! Apples contain flavanoids which act as powerful anti-oxidants that seem to halt the “bad” cholesterol from accumulating in your bloodstream. Avocado: Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats, a type of fat that may help to raise the “good”…

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