Are You “Nuts” for Pecans?

This Sunday, March 25th is National Pecan Day! If you love pecans, then you’re not alone! Lots of people go nuts for pecans.   Did you know that pecans are technically drupes and are in the same family as plums, peaches, cherries and olives? The difference is with these drupes, the pit in the center…

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Baking Up Memories in February

Nothing is more fun to do during the cold winter months than baking with your family. February has been designated as National Bake for Family Fun Month and that’s reason to celebrate! Baking is a great way to spend valuable time with your family, from selecting and shopping for ingredients to baking and enjoying the…

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Meal Ideas Perfect for the Big Game!

The Super Bowl is this Sunday, February 4th, which is right around the corner! Whether you’re staying in or going out, it’s a great time to be enjoyed with friends and family. The Super Bowl is the most televised event of the year and, regardless of which team you are rooting for, it’s always an…

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5 Tips For a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

When Halloween time approaches, we all instantly think of costumes, trick or treating, pumpkin carving, and, of course, candy and sweets. Besides the fun costumes, the main reason kids love Halloween is because of the massive amounts of candy they receive from trick or treating. Did you know that on average, kids eat about 50-100…

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Back to School Snacks

As summer winds down and the season begins to change, it’s a great time to look ahead and prepare for the upcoming school year. A large part of feeling great and sticking to foods your body loves is being prepared when hunger hits. Whether you are sending your children off to school, or attending classes…

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Healthy Bites to Bring to the Beach

Believe it or not, summer is in full swing! The days are longer, the weather is warmer and the children are off to camp. Going to the beach is one of my absolute favorite summertime activities and is yet another opportunity to practice mindful eating strategies!   Do you pack a cooler full of goodies…

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Hiking, A “Hidden” Exercise?

Engaging in exercise is something you may struggle with daily, whether it’s because of the weather, driving to the gym, or time management.  For some, the summer brings increased opportunities for body movement. This is because exercise can finally be taken outdoors!  You can go for a long walk near your house or in a…

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Produce That Has Sprung

Do you find yourself eating the same fruits and vegetables each week? Every time you go to the grocery store, you want to try that new produce you spot, but shy away from it because you just don’t know what it is. So instead, you pick up spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries once again.   Let’s…

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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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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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Top 10 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

BOO! Did Halloween scare you? Are you feeling uneasy with the haunting holiday of sweets approaching? Halloween is always a difficult, but extremely important time to practice mindful eating, but don’t worry! I’ve got you covered.   When you think of Halloween, the first few things that come to mind are probably costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkin…

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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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Don’t Get Held Back, Stay on the Healthy Track

Hectic schedules and full time jobs are big responsibilities. When you’re busy, it can seem impossible to make time to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  This is especially true when you are spending a lot of time in the car commuting long distances to the office, or playing chauffer for your kids.  But don’t let the…

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