More Tea Please

With snow just around the corner, there is no better feeling than curling up by the fire with a warm cup of tea. That’s probably the reason why January is National Hot Tea Month. It’s only appropriate to celebrate the most popular beverage in the world. Nearly 3 billion cups of tea are consumed daily…

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An Egg-stravaganza

The weather has finally changed and it’ definitely feeling like winter outside. I don’t know about you but my favorite way to start a cold, winter day is with a nice warm breakfast. There are plenty of options for a hot meal on a winter morning but there is no better way to start the…

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Lifting the Ban On Fats

Every year health professionals are bombarded with new information from studies published all over the world. Just when we think that there’s substantial evidence to support one health claim, new studies come along to disprove it. Certainty in the health world is elusive; especially when it comes to food. This year the Dietary Guidelines Advisory…

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Spaghetti the Healthy Way

I hope you all have been having a wonderful New Year so far! To start your New Year on the right foot, start by celebrating National Spaghetti Day the healthier way. Most people make the same resolution every year- to change their diet and to exercise more. The thing is that most do not end…

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How to Achieve Your Health Goals In 2016

Health and fitness seem to be on everybody’s mind this season. With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re probably busy worrying about your own New Year’s resolution list. I want to challenge you to ditch your list of New Year’s resolutions and instead set goals for yourself. There are many ways to make changes…

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A Healthy Hamburger

In the midst of this warm winter, I have been having a real hankering for a hamburger. Hamburgers are just about as American as it gets and always remind me of those warm and sunny summer days by the grill. Seeing as the weather lately has been quite reminiscent of those summer days, I thought…

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NYC Restaurants “Salty” Over New Law

There has been a lot of hype around sodium lately. As of December 1st, 2015, New York City began to require identification of menu items in chain restaurants that contain more than the daily limit of sodium. While this new law might sound like a step in a healthier direction, there is a lot of…

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A Virtual Mindful Eating Tour through Your Holiday Party

The holidays are here! Holiday parties with friends and family can be a ton of fun- but it might also mean overeating way too many holiday foods. Not to fear, here is a step-by-step guide in preparation for your upcoming holiday party.   A few days before the holiday party, brainstorm what kinds of foods…

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Millennials Ditch the Diet Mentality

The diet mentality has such a strong presence in our culture. Especially if you participate in social networking. Social media is an ideal medium for people to share their opinions and recommendations on what they believe is best for health and weight loss. Over the last two decades we have seen a surge in the…

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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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Poached Pears in Cranberry Juice

Pears are a great dessert fruit that can be cooked to bring out it’s natural flavors and aromas. The cinnamon, nutmeg and almond extract pair perfectly with the distinct sweet pear flavor. This recipe can be served as its own dessert or alongside pie or cake.

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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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Have a Happy Healthful Thanksgiving

    The year is just flying by; Thanksgiving is already upon us! Thanksgiving has to be my favorite holiday. I love that the whole family is one place, tables are full of great food, and it’s just getting cold enough to light a fire. What a way to kick off the holiday season.  …

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Scrumptious Sweet Potatoes

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month but I’m pretty sure we are all aware of sweet potatoes’ existence. These root vegetables are a staple at the Thanksgiving table! But Thanksgiving isn’t the only time you should be including this veggie in your life. Sweet potatoes are a great addition to a wholesome eating plan and…

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Creamy or Chunky, Just “Spread” the Love!

November is more than just Turkey Month, it’s also Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. All you peanut butter lover’s out there raise your hand. Peanut butter is a natural spread and the perfect topping on anything. It’s really amazing how versatile the peanut is and I think we all can agree that peanut butter is its…

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Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

  Every night is the same dilemma: what do I make for dinner? My family gets sick of the same meals over and over again but figuring out what to make is a time consuming process. I’m sure you can relate. Are you tired of recycling the same four or five meals time and time…

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Split Peas If You Please

Split pea soup is a savory and wholesome dish that’s just perfect for the cool weather. This week is National Split Pea Soup Week and also a wonderful time to introduce this healthy, hearty dish into your life.   There are many variations of this soup but it traditionally consists of split peas, chicken or…

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Sweet Potato and Apple Stacks Recipe

Excite your taste buds with this dish! It’s sweet, yet still nutritious with dietary fiber and nutrients from the apples and sweet potatoes. Have your children help you make these, and have fun while doing so.

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Have your Sandwich and Eat it too

Now that Halloween’s over, we can celebrate the real holiday here, National Sandwich Day! It’s only fitting that America’s favorite lunch item has its own special day. Personally, I love sandwiches; you can put anything you want on them – they’re great on the go, and they’re very versatile. They’re the perfect lunch for a…

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