National Grapefruit Month

When you think of citrus fruits, you probably first think of oranges, not grapefruit, right?  Hence why grapefruit is often considered the forgotten citrus. But, there is nothing that should be forgotten about it!  February is National Grapefruit Month and is the perfect time to learn more about this delectable fruit.   Grapefruit got its…

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Don’t Go Breaking My Heart- Celebrate American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and a healthy heart makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!  This month is dedicated to help reduce the number of lives taken each year due to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, accounting for roughly 1 in every third…

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Super Bowl Approved Foods

This Sunday, February 5th is Super Bowl Sunday!  This is the biggest televised event of the year, with millions of Americans tuning in and hosting parties for the game.   Although the game is the main event of the party, I’m sure many of you are focused on what food is going to be there. …

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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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Stay Warm with a Cup of Hot Tea

  January is the perfect cold, winter month to celebrate National Hot Tea Month.  Tea is the most popular beverage in the world.  It is has mild, comforting flavors and a number of health benefits.   Do you drink tea?   If you don’t, I’m sure you’ll change your mind after you learn about the…

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Have You Tried These 5 Seasonal Fruits and Veggies Lately?

As you know, having fruits and vegetables as a part of your daily meal pattern can contribute to your health and overall well-being.  There are numerous fruits and vegetables you can eat and many different ways to cook them, so you should be able to switch it up on a regular basis.   But, do…

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Stay Focused on Fiber This Month

January is National Fiber Focus Month.  What better way to start the New Year than to learn about the benefits of fiber and how you can eat more fiber!   Fiber is a form of carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk.  It comes from starch from plant and your body cannot break it down…

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PrePEAR for National Pear Month

Did you know that Pears rank second to the apple as the most popular fruit eaten in the United States? They are also one of the world’s oldest fruits; pears were known to both the Greeks and the Romans!   We celebrate National Pear Month every December, to honor this amazing fruit.   Some Pear…

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Mushroom Buckwheat Burgers

These burgers are meat-free but definitely not lacking in flavor. The savory flavors from both the cooked mushrooms and soy sauce blend together with the smokiness of the buckwheat to create a delicious umami flavored dish. Feel free to eat as a side dish or as a main dish on a whole wheat bun with vegetables of your choice.

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Winter is coming! 7 Ways to Boost your Immune System Now!

Winter is coming and I am are here to let you know all the ways you can BOOST your immune system just by walking down the aisles of your supermarket. The flu and common colds are among us all winter long, but did you know that there are many things you can do at home…

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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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Raise Your Spoon for National Cooking Day!

The idea of cooking a healthy dinner may intimidate you, but you shouldn’t let it!  Cooking should be a fun and enjoyable experience so allow your creativity to shine.  Luckily, Sunday is National Cooking Day and is a perfect day to celebrate home cooking and to experiment with new dishes.   National Cooking Day’s purpose…

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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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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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National Watermelon Day

When you think of summertime, what fruit comes to mind?  For me, it’s watermelon!  Watermelon is a sweet, refreshing fruit made up of 92% water, making it perfect for summertime.  Because watermelon coincides so well with summertime it makes sense that National Watermelon Day is this Wednesday, August 3rd!   According to the National Watermelon…

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Get Stir-Crazy during National Salad Week

National Salad Week is next week! Salad makes a great meal on a hot summer day.  Any way you toss it, a salad is always a great option as a meal or even as a side dish. So to celebrate this foodie holiday I encourage you to whip up some fancy salad creations this week. …

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Eating Pasta Doesn’t Make you FAT: Enjoy that Pasta Salad!

In recent years, pasta has gained a reputation of being unhealthy, fattening, and a little heavy on the carbs for weight loss. You likely consider pasta as “empty” carbs that provide no nutritional benefits. So why do Italians use pasta as a basis of their eating patterns? Now that got you thinking, huh?!   Studies…

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Ricotta Filled Eggplant Rollups

You would never believe how healthy this recipe is. It gets rid of the traditional breading and frying method by salting and roasting the eggplant in the oven to get rid of excess moisture. This rich homemade tomato sauce is made in large skillet which is then used to cook the rollups, which means only one pan for cleanup!

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10 Ways to have a Healthy Picnic on International Picnic Day

Get Out the Picnic Blankets Summer is here just in time to celebrate International Picnic Day! It’s time to start heading out to patios and back porches, decks and parks for some picnic fun. Typically picnics are full of processed, mayo-filled or fried foods.  We tend to lean towards fried chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and…

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“Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Gifts Giveaway” Offers Hundreds of FREE Health and Wellness Related Products

I wanted to let you know today about a Health and Wellness event that will allow you to download 100’s of self-help gifts. And the best part is that it is absolutely FREE!   If you’ve had enough of plodding along year after year and you want to improve yourself and your health to make…

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