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St. Patrick’s Day Fiber-Packed Smoothie

We’re going green for St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast!  Our St. Patty’s Day smoothie gets it’s green from spinach and kale both loaded with fiber, iron, vitamin K, C, A and calcium. Read: Why Are People Going Crazy for Kale? SIZE: 2-3 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup coconut water 1/2 cup pineapple-I use frozen from Trader Joe’s 1 banana a handful of spinach a […]

20+ Mouth-Watering (& Healthy!) Appetizers

Trying to watch what you eat but still entertain? There’s no need to sacrafice flavor. We put together a list of 20+ of our staff’s favorite healthy appetizers. You and your guests probably won’t even know that most of them are healthy! 1. Indian Eggplant “Salsa” Why We Like It: It’s Fat-Free and Fiber Rich! 2. Low Fat Pan-Fried Onion Dip Why […]

5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat…When You’re Sick!

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Or, is it, feed a fever, starve a cold? I can never remember, so I usually just go with my taste buds and feed both. But, what should you be eating when you are sick? Chicken soup would be the top hit if I surveyed a bunch of people. Toast or […]

10 Resolutions for Getting Your Family Healthier

Also Read: 10 Tasty Avocado Recipes A mother is never truly alone. Even on the rare occasion I am by myself, my mind and heart are with my kids. I can look to the New Year as an opportunity for self-improvement, but the truth is, it all comes back to my family anyway. This year, […]

Quick & Healthy: 6 Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

This is easy to make and a healthier version than some other recipes.  I sprinkle it with shredded parm and pepitas (pumpkin seeds). I usually serve it for lunch before the Thanksgiving dinner because it is something light.   SIZE: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 Trader Joe’s mirepoix or 1 carrot, celery and onion chopped 2 cups of […]

Why You Should Eat More of This Power Grain

You know quinoa has become more popular because finally people can pronounce it! It is hailed as a health food, and putting it on my table certainly makes me feel good, but should it? My little kids make such a mess eating it, is it worth it? It is. Not only is it good to get […]

Low-Cal Steamed Bok Choy

Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage but it doesn’t look like your typical ball of cabbage; its dark green leaves are connected to stalks. There are only 9 calories per steamed cup and that cup is packed with protein, dietary fiber and 100% of your recommended dietary allowance of A. Directions Put your bok choy in a steamer basket and place the basket over […]

I Cannot Believe Seltzer is Bad for Us

When I was growing up, there were 2L bottles of Pepsi in the house every payday, so every two weeks we binged and splurged on bad stuff. There were also Doritos while they lasted. We would consume all this junk while watching Little House on the Prairie reruns at 5pm on channel 11 — which […]

The Perfect Plate to Avoid Cravings

I am taking a class in nutrition, something I wish was taught to me in medical school. I think at the time, BMI was new, we were shown how to calculate it for like 30 seconds, and then we went onto to neuroscience. Nutrition would have been far more useful for my career in primary care, […]

Maple, Pecan & Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Here is a healthy breakfast and all you need to get your day started. Quinoa is gluten-free–a great wheat-free alternative. Plus, it’s high in protein and is a complex carbohydrate, which promotes weight management. Another healthy...

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