What Do You Know About Celery?

Nowadays, with strict emphasis being placed on green leafy veggies, there is one green vegetable that tends to go unnoticed: celery!  In celebration of National Celery Month, I felt I should take the time to highlight the healthful benefits of celery which by the way go beyond using it as a side on your plate…

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A Mindful Eating Lunch Experience at the Kitchen Table

Rush, rush, rush! That’s how most of our days are. There never seems to be enough time to do the things we need to do.   How does that affect your eating? Do you stop during the day to actually sit down at the kitchen table to eat your lunch? Or, if you are at…

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Are you on “Alert” for Type 2 Diabetes?

Between 1980 and 2011 the number of newly diagnosed cases of diabetes among people ages 18-79 has more than tripled.  With the incidence of diabetes on the rise, the American Diabetes Association promotes Diabetes Alert Day®, a nationwide one day “wake-up call” to urge the public to find out if they are at risk for…

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Say “I Love you” a Healthy Way

Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year as an expression of love among partners, friends, and family. We hand out heart-shaped cards, chocolates, flowers, and candy hearts as a way to say “I love you.” This year, treat your Valentine’s and yourself to more than just sweet treats.   Around Valentine’s Day, you may feel a…

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I Ate a Feta Cheese Veggie Quiche. Would You?

Have I mentioned recently how wonderful it is to be an intuitive eater? Yes, I know I have and my hope is that you are moving forward on your intuitive eating journey.   I want to share an example of why it’s so wonderful to be an intuitive eater.   I’m just back from vacation…

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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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5 Tips to Help You Eat Less

If you’ve been working on losing weight by following diet plans, you are probably eating a certain amount of food that the diet tells you to eat. But the truth is, there are other strategies that you can use to help you eat less.   Learn about those strategies on this week’s episode of The…

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Raise Your Spoon to Celebrate Ice Cream Day!

December 13th is Ice Cream Day! It seems only natural to recognize and enjoy the delicious, frozen, creamy sweet extravagance.   Through all the holiday madness, take the time to sit back and relax after dinner and enjoy the frozen delight.  Although most varieties of ice cream contain sugar and are high in fat, there are…

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The Power of Cranberries

National Eat a Cranberry Day is coming up on November 23rd. What better time to celebrate cranberries than a few days before Thanksgiving? Cranberries are a trademark for the Thanksgiving holiday feast and many other holiday celebrations.  Today, I encourage you to eat a cranberry (or a couple) and create amazing recipes that focus on…

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Fall for Sweet Potatoes in November

Fall is in full swing – trees are shedding their leaves, the air is brisk, and fall produce are plentiful. During this month, we are turning the spotlight on one of my favorite root vegetables, the sweet potato, for National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. Sweet potatoes are popular in the conversation on health due to…

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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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