Why I LOVE Breakfast!

When you were a child, you were probably told, “Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day”, right? Well, I agree! Breakfast literally means “break-fast”. You sleep for 8-12 hours and by morning; your energy levels are low. Breakfast provides your body with the energy it needs to start your day! Why Breakfast?  …

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Summertime Isn’t the Only Time for a Smoothie

When you think of a smoothie, do you associate it with summertime?  Is it because it’s a cold drink?  That doesn’t have to be the case!  Smoothies can be enjoyed year round and are a perfect way for you to incorporate more fruits and vegetables throughout the day!   Smoothie Steps   Making your own…

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National Cranberry Month

Did you know that October is National Cranberry Month? Cranberries add great color to your meals and offer a refreshing taste.  The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recognize cranberries as a nutrient-dense fruit!  They are a great source of antioxidants and have anti-cancer properties.   Cranberry Facts   According to a study conducted by the…

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October Monthly Morsels

An Apple a Day May Really Keep the Doctor Away! By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern   Most of us take them for granted, but there is really nothing more satisfying than biting into the crispy sweetness of an apple. With the month of October upon us, what better way to celebrate the month of apples,…

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September Monthly Morsels

Pom Power By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern   They are the small glistening, crimson, crunchy arils that make the pomegranate fruit so distinctive. This unique fruit is not only impressive in its looks, but in its nutritional profile as well.   One serving of pomegranate seeds provides considerable amounts of vitamin C, which is necessary…

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Eat a Peach Day

Today is National Eat a Peach Day and who doesn’t love a juicy, delicious peach?  I happen to love them!  They make the perfect on-the-go healthy snack that keeps you full in between meals.   Did you know that there are many varieties of peaches?  You may think of a peach with an orange interior…

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Oat-tastic Breakfast

Oatmeal is an old traditional breakfast food that’s popularity has grown once again over the last few years. This hot cereal is a great alternative to sugary breakfast cereals and makes for a power-infused, high-energy breakfast that is perfect for starting your day.   Oats are a whole-grain that provides you with many vitamins and…

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Get Berry Excited this July

July is National Berry Month, so what better way to celebrate than learn all about the benefits of berries and different ways to incorporate them into your daily eating pattern?   Berries, like blueberries, strawberries and raspberries contain a wide variety of antioxidants, which can help in preventing cancer. They are very nutrient dense without…

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Safe Grilling and Sizzling Fruit

With summer in full swing and July 4th upon us, it can only mean one thing – it’s time to grill!  July is National Grilling Month and the warm summer nights make for an enjoyable night perfect for grilling.   According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, outdoor cooking remains more popular and easier…

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Cool Down with Some Iced Tea

It’s National Iced Tea Month!  There is nothing like a refreshing glass of cold iced tea on a hot summer’s day, which is why June is a perfect time to celebrate.  Iced Tea is a summertime staple and does a great job quenching your thirst. Besides being refreshing, tea has many health benefits and can…

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Amazing Apricots

Summer is coming up fast! It feels like just yesterday spring began and now we’re already in the middle of June. So many of the delicious summer fruits have begun to make appearances once again. One of the returning stars of the summer- apricots- has finally reappeared in the supermarkets. These little orange fruits are…

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Papaya Peach Salsa

This salsa makes a great addition to any fish or poultry dish. It has a great balance of sweet, tangy and hot. It can stay in the fridge for a few days, so it can be made in the beginning of the week, and then used throughout the week for various dishes.

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Berry Chia Smoothie

This smoothie is super simple to prepare and is a great breakfast for on the go. This chia seeds add a punch of fiber and protein as well as adding to the thickness of the smoothie, because they gel up when added to fluid.

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I’m Going Bananas

I often hear people saying that they try to avoid bananas when they are trying to lose weight because they are higher in calories and sugar as compared to other fruits.   I have to say that that is just bananas!   These delicious yellow fruits have so many health benefits and, like most other…

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Baked Pears with Toasted Almonds and Cranberries

This is an extremely easy dessert to assemble. The crunchiness of the toasted almonds, chewiness of the dried cranberries, and the softness of the baked pear are a perfect marriage of textures and flavors. A cozy dish for the winter months.

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Kooky For National Cookie Day

Whether your 9 years old or 99 years old, everyone loves a good cookie. Cookies are soft and warm, crunchy or chewy and always, no matter what, sweet. Today is National Cookie Day! Celebrate the holidays and national cookie day by sharing a cookie with friends, coworkers and your loved ones.   The word cookie comes…

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December Monthly Morsels

Share a Pear This December, celebrate more than just the holidays, celebrate National Pear Month! Pears are the apples cousin- slightly different but equally delicious. Juicy pears provide so many health benefits and “pear” well with so many different foods.   There are roughly 3000 varieties of pears grown worldwide. They come in made different…

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Changing Leaves, Warm Boots, and Apples Galore

Happy October everyone! October is one my favorite months- cooler weather, changing leaves, autumn clothing, and apple picking! As I was speaking with my interns about how I love this time of year, Kimberly shared how her favorite family tradition is their annual trip out east to go apple picking. Her family always make it…

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Watermelon Mania

Sweet, light and refreshing are only three adjectives you could use to describe the best fruit out there, watermelon. August is National Watermelon Month and it’s a time to celebrate America’s most beloved fruit. It’s no surprise that watermelon is the most consumed fruit by weight in the United States; for only 80 calories per…

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Get Creative with Apricots

Let’s talk about why we love apricots in honor of National Apricot Day. Not only apricots are full of health benefits, they can be sweet or tart in flavor for use in many ways.   Not to be confused with their relative, the peach, apricots are yellow or orange skinned stone fruits with a sweet…

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