Take a Hike This November

Did you know that today, November 13th, is National Take a Hike Day? This celebration of hiking is an opportunity to get people up and get outside. There are hundreds of hiking trails open that are free of charge just waiting to be explored.   Hiking Benefits   Hiking is a fun way to get…

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8 Snack Ideas for National Snack Food Month

What comes to mind when you hear the word “snack”?  Do you think of unhealthy, salty or sugary foods?  Most people associate the word snack with an unhealthy food choice because foods marketed as “snack foods” are typically processed foods laden with excess calories, fat, and sodium.   According to Dictonary.com, the definition of snack…

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Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®

September is Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month® and we are so excited. This month is perfect to help you focus on adding MORE fruits and veggies to your plates. Fruits & Veggies – More Matters® is a non-profit organization focusing on helping you eat more fruits and vegetables to better your health.   Did…

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Time to Head Back to School

It’s that time of year again, back to 6 am wake ups, rushing to the bus, extracurricular activities, sports, and the dreaded homework. With all the hectic schedules, meals and snacks might be the last thing on your mind. However, proper nutrition can help your children succeed in and out of the classroom!   Breakfast…

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Frozen Greek Yogurt Grape Pops

These pops are enjoyed by kids and adults alike. They are the “easier version” of frozen yogurt pops, but just as tasty, if not more! Prepare different kinds of healthy toppings that your kids might like, and let them enjoy customizing their own pops.

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Animal Shaped Rice Cakes or Bread

This is a really fun and easy way to allow children to be creative and design their own animals that they can eat. There are endless options of designs. You can copy mine, or just let your imagination run wild!

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Vegetable Cheese Skewers

These skewers are a really easy and fun snack to eat on the go. Have the older kids help cut up the vegetables, and let all ages design their own skewers.

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Refreshing Papaya Strawberry Soup with Ginger and Lime

This soup is a great appetizer or dessert for a spring or summer meal. The papaya makes for an extremely soft buttery consistency and sweet, but mellow taste. The small amount of ginger and lime add an extra dimension of flavor and freshness to the dish.

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How to Stay Mindful this Halloween

The month of October is synonymous with Halloween and spooky fall festivities. But along with trick-or-treating comes massive amounts of sugar. Whether you’re out and about tricking or home dishing out the treats, these tips will help you stay an intuitive eater amidst all of the chaos.   Eat Before You Treat Just before the…

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March Monthly Morsels

Take a Bite into Healthy Snacks By Charna Sheinfeld and Samantha Baturin, Nutrition Interns Join us and the dietitians around the country as we celebrate National Nutrition Month®! The American Dietetic Association (ADA) annually sponsors nutrition education campaigns during the month of March to promote healthy eating and lifestyles. March is a fitting time for…

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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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5 Tips for Smart Snacking

Since 1989, February has been considered National Snack Food Month as declared by the Snack Food Association and the National Potato Promotion Board. While this was initiated as a promotional tool to increase consumer consumption of snack foods during a month with low sales, it is no doubt that 26 years later, snacking is popular…

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Granola Bar Breakdown

January 21st is Granola Bar Day!  Granola bars are the perfect grab and go snack food to fit into any busy schedule, and there are hundreds of varieties on the market to choose from.  Although granola bars were originally created to be a healthy snack bar to keep you energized throughout the day, many manufacturers…

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Going Nuts for Almonds

Nuts come in all shapes and sizes and offer you protein, healthy fats and fiber.  Although some might be more favorable than others, a recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has discovered that almonds stand out among all the rest in terms of weight management.   The study found that participants eating…

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Create Your Own Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix is the perfect healthy snack that will hold you over in between meals.  Unfortunately, many packaged trail mixes that you can find at the grocery store contain added salt and a lot of calories for a small serving.  Luckily, this is a fun snack that can easily be made at home and allows…

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Back At It! Back to School Nutrition Tips for Your Kids

As summer vacation comes to a close and the school year approaches, get yourself back in the swing of healthy eating for the year.  By preparing your children ahead of time, and discussing nutrition with them, they are more likely to make healthier choices at school. Healthy eating habits at home are huge influences for…

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Meals vs. Snacks: Which Team are You On?

Throughout most of the past decade, the idea of “3 meals a day” was widely accepted and practiced by a majority of American households.  You ate a breakfast of maybe toast and eggs, a sandwich packed for lunch and you would sit down to a dinner that focused on protein as the star, with a…

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Time for a Healthy Snack! It’s National Pretzel Day

Feeling sluggish mid-day?  Craving sweets late at night?  Well, I’m here to teach you how to best calm your cravings with the best options for your health! While having well-balanced meals are key, snacking can be just as important for your health.  Many people associate snacking with chips, candy and convenience foods, which is misguided…

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Super Bowl Sunday SNACK-Down

This Sunday, February 3rd is Super Bowl Sunday!  Sadly no New York teams are being represented in this year’s big game, but that does not mean the masses will not be getting together to celebrate this American tradition.  If you find everyone’s mood a little down because they’re not a fan of either team, spice…

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Healthy Hints for College Students to Avoid the Freshman 15

The “Freshmen 15” is a phenomenon that deals with college student’s weight gain during their first semester of school. Naturally a change in environment can alter one’s eating habits as they break out of their usual routine.  Understanding why this might happen could help you or a friend in targeting this health concern before you…

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