The Warmth of a Bowl of Split Pea Soup

Each year, the second week in November is designated as Split Pea Soup Week – and for a good reason.   Let us take a moment to review all the health benefits split peas have to offer. This legume is a nutrition-packed powerhouse! Split peas provide a whopping amount of heart healthy soluble fiber.  Did…

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Make the Switch to Whole Grains

September is celebrated as Whole Grains Month in the world of food and nutrition.  Each year, there is a different theme. The theme for 2014 is “Make the Switch”.  As you can guess, this theme is referring to switching from refined grains to whole grains! Making the switch can be as simple and easy as…

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What Do I Do with An Acorn Squash?

Sunday September 7th is National Acorn Squash Day! Learning about and enjoying all the possibilities this unique type of squash has to offer is the perfect way to kick off the fall season.   As summer ends and fall quickly approaches, one of the things I automatically notice before the leaves start changing is the…

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A Taste of My Monthly Morsels

I am excited to bring to you, my readers, a brand new series on my blog, called Monthly Morsels. This idea came to me as I was mentoring one of my nutrition interns, Charna Sheinfeld. Charna shared the following thought with me: “I remember as a child hearing the expression “you are what you eat”,…

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Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters®is a non-profit organization focusing on helping you eat more fruits and vegetables to better your health.  September is designated as Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®.  According to the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters website, 90 percent of adults and children do not eat the suggested amount…

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5 Steps to Achieve Your Goals for the New Year

Yesterday’s post focused on looking back and assessing how you have done with your New Year’s goals so far.  Today as promised are 5 steps that will help you continue to make progress on your goals for the New Year. 1.  Set your intentions.  Be specific, write them down, and share with others.  Post in…

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Meredith’s Success Story

  Summer may be winding down and so is our Summer Success Series!  But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, because we still have two more weeks until school starts, and two more success stories to bring you!  Today’s story comes from Meredith*.   Meredith is married and works at a bank in…

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Start Your Day a Fun New Breakfast Way

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day for Americans.  However, many people feel they don’t have the time to fit in a meal because they are rushing to go to work or school in the morning.  Every excuse to eating a nutritious breakfast has a solution!  Do not let the…

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