Celebrate National Egg Day!

June 3rd is an egg-cellent reason to celebrate because it’s National Egg Day!   Many years ago, eggs got a bad rap due to the amount of cholesterol in egg yolks, but recent research has determined the cholesterol in eggs is not as detrimental as once thought. In 2000, the American Heart Association revised its dietary…

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All About Those Sweet Potatoes

How much do you know about sweet potatoes, aside from how delicious it is?   You may not give it much thought except around Thanksgiving. However, they’re actually the perfect vegetable all year long.   February is National Sweet Potato Awareness Month, which makes right now the perfect time to tell you all about the…

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Whole Grain Stuffing with Apples

Stuffing is a tradition at many Thanksgiving dinners because it is the perfect side dish. This recipe is easy and can be prepared the night before to keep your Thanksgiving stress-free. Check out My Supermarket Sidekick pages 47-49 for tips on how to navigate the label of whole grain breads to pick the best option!

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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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September Monthly Morsels

Pom Power By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern   They are the small glistening, crimson, crunchy arils that make the pomegranate fruit so distinctive. This unique fruit is not only impressive in its looks, but in its nutritional profile as well.   One serving of pomegranate seeds provides considerable amounts of vitamin C, which is necessary…

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The Edamame Edition

One of the foods celebrated in April is soy, so I figured it would be appropriate to highlight edamame in this month’s monthly morsels. Edamame are young immature soybeans that are harvested before the beans are allowed time to ripen. The beans are contained in a fuzzy and fibrous inedible shell and are typically boiled,…

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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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Cooking and Intuitive Eating

Do you love to cook?  Do you take the time to prepare what you love?  As a past dieter (I’m hoping by now you are on your way to saying that!), consider how you decided what you were going to cook for dinner.  More than likely it was what the “diet menu” dictated for the…

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Countdown to Passover: Final Tips

Here are the last 10 tips in my 30 Tips in 30 Days Countdown to Passover Series!  There is still time to get Passover the Healthy Way:  Light, Tasty and Easy Recipes Your Whole Family Will Enjoy at www.passoverthehealthyway.com. TIP # 10:  Be a smart consumer and know your prices.  Check out the circulars from…

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Berry Easy to Prepare Berries

Berries are a versatile, low calorie treat that pack a big nutritional punch. Enjoy them by themselves, as a flavorful addition to a meal, or puree them and use as an ingredient in your favorite dish. By themselves: To prepare your berries just wash and eat! These tasty little treats can be a great midday…

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Spring 2008: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month How Eating Breakfast Can Benefit Children The Link Between a Healthy Diet & Cancer The Best Foods for Spring Eat Your Way to a Good Night’s Sleep Feature Food of the Month: Figs Healthy Recipe: Fig and Oat Bars Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of…

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Spring 2007: To Your Health

In this Issue: National Nutrition Month 2007: Enjoy a “100% Fad Free” Lifestyle American Diabetes Alert Day: Are you at Risk? Are Probiotics Useful in Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Turn off the TV and Turn on Your Life Using the DASH Eating Plan to Treat Hypertension Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Feature Food of the Month: Mango…

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Easy Ways to Incorporate Soy into Your Menu

Tofu Tofu is made of curdled soy milk and can be used in many different ways. It tastes a little bland when eaten on its own, but it absorbs the flavors of foods it is mixed with. Tofu comes in four varieties: silken, soft, firm, and extra firm. Silken tofu is creamy in texture and…

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Fall 2005: To Your Health

In this Issue: MyPyramid Quick Tips • Adding Whole Grains for a Wholesome Diet • Thanksgiving Turkey Basics • Enjoy a Lower-Fat Thanksgiving This Year • Feature Food of the Month: Berries • Healthy Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crisp

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