Mix It Up on National Trail Mix

Lightweight, nutritious, energy boosting… trail mix is the ideal snack! This Thursday, August 31st is National Trail Mix Day, and it is one of my favorites!   Trail mix comes in a variety of ways, but the most common combination is a mixture of nuts, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate. Traditionally, as the name implies,…

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Few things say summer more than a cool and delicious ice cream cone! With an endless array of flavors, textures, and ways to enjoy it, ice cream is the perfect summer treat. From children to adults, it can always bring a smile to your face! But for some, eating ice cream can be followed by…

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Will You Be My Valentine?

It’s time to say I LOVE YOU the healthy way this Valentine’s Day! Around Valentine’s Day, you may feel a lot of pressure to spoil the significant people in your life with gifts, chocolates and an elaborate meal. Why not treat you and your sweetheart to a gift that’s not focused on food?   Here…

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Upgrade Your Easter Basket and Meal

Some claim that the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a pagan goddess of spring and fertility. So how did chocolate, dyed eggs and giant bunnies become such a large part of the celebration? Over the centuries various folk tales and pagan traditions sparked Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and a slew of candy as tradition…

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Beat The Sweets This Valentine’s Day

Just one short week after the Super Bowl and there is yet another food-focused occasion being celebrated in the United States. Valentine’s Day is one of those days you either love or you hate. But despite your feelings towards this consumer-driven holiday, there is no question that you will encounter a slew of sugar packed…

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Chocolate Lovers: Eat your Hearts Out!

Make some room in your schedule for National Chocolate Day! Just three short days after Thanksgiving, this holiday is one to be celebrated. Chocolate has more than just rich flavor, it also has a rich history. Get to know the background behind your favorite dessert and you might have a new appreciation.   You may…

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Banana Chocolate “Ice Cream” Pops

These bananas are dipped in a little bit of chocolate and then frozen on a Popsicle stick. They are great for when you feel a craving for ice cream because they end up with that wonderful creamy texture but without all the calories!

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Say “I Love you” a Healthy Way

Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year as an expression of love among partners, friends, and family. We hand out heart-shaped cards, chocolates, flowers, and candy hearts as a way to say “I love you.” This year, treat your Valentine’s and yourself to more than just sweet treats.   Around Valentine’s Day, you may feel a…

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Being Mindful With Godiva Chocolate

One of the beautiful things about being an intuitive eater is being able to eat what I love! I don’t have to worry anymore about whether eating a particular food will cause me to gain weight or not.   One of the doubts I often hear from my clients is whether or not they will…

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Food Deprivation Leading to Rebound Eating

Overindulging in a food item that you restrict is common if you are a chronic dieter. This is called deprivation backlash-rebound eating.   Here’s a common scenario: you deprive yourself of a certain food, such as your beloved chocolate because you are on a diet and you are not allowed to have chocolate, right? Well…

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Aphrodisiac Foods: Turn up the Heat this Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  This day of love is one of the most popular nights to go out to dinner with the special person (or people) in your life.  Though going to a fancy restaurant may be nice, spending a romantic evening at home with a delicious homemade dinner for two might be the way to…

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Healthy Chocolate: Truth or Oxymoron?

What if I told you that eating chocolate is good for your health?  For many, that’s a dream come true!  It is rare to hear the words healthy and chocolate used in the same sentence because many people usually classify it as a guilty pleasure that, after eating it, makes you feel just that –…

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It’s No Trick—Have a Treat!

Halloween—it’s probably one of the least likely times of the year that you want to interact with a nutrition professional.  But if you’ve been traveling down the mindful eating road with me, I can guarantee you that you can handle this holiday AND enjoy some candy too! Halloween can be tricky because let’s be honest,…

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Treat Your Sweetheart to a Healthy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is often a day filled with indulgences.  Popular gifts include sugary sweets and chocolate.  But why not treat your sweetheart to a gift that’s not just thoughtful but healthy too! Check out some of the ideas below for some healthier ideas for this Valentine’s Day. Handmade Cards: Get scissors, paper and markers and…

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You Can’t Miss with a Dark Chocolate Kiss!

 For all of you chocolate lovers out there, today, December 13th is “National Cocoa Day”!  Yes, believe it or not there is a day for chocolate and there are health benefits that come along with eating it.  No, I am not giving you full license to go on a chocolate binge, but some chocolate, specifically…

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