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Mar 17, 2022

Why & How to Add More Green Foods to Your Diet

In order to take in the broadest spectrum of essential nutrients, it’s important to eat as many colors of fruits and vegetables as possible. Green foods are especially beneficial in providing antioxidants and health-promoting phytochemicals such as lutein, which are believed by researchers to protect cells from and slow the rate of cancer. Besides providing […]

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Nov 17, 2021

Six Tips for Balancing Health and Holiday Cheer

By Sarah Frazier, ACSM-CPT, PCES The excitement of Halloween has ended, but the holiday season is just beginning! Many times, the holidays can be a challenging time for folks trying to make healthy choices because of the temptation of sweets and treats around. All foods can fit into a healthy diet in moderation, but there […]

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Oct 8, 2021

What It Means to Eat Seasonally & Why It’s Beneficial

It’s likely that you can find various types of produce all year long at your local grocery store. But did you know that those apples you bought earlier in the spring are actually more nutritious in the fall? Or that zucchini is tastier when bought in late summer versus the middle of winter? If you’ve […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 1, 2021

10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Mar 17, 2022 Why & How to Add More Green Foods to Your Diet

In order to take in the broadest spectrum of essential nutrients, it’s important to eat as many colors of fruits and vegetables as possible. Green foods are especially beneficial in providing antioxidants and health-promoting phytochemicals such as lutein, which are believed by researchers to protect cells from and slow the rate of cancer. Besides providing […]

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Nov 17, 2021 Six Tips for Balancing Health and Holiday Cheer

By Sarah Frazier, ACSM-CPT, PCES The excitement of Halloween has ended, but the holiday season is just beginning! Many times, the holidays can be a challenging time for folks trying to make healthy choices because of the temptation of sweets and treats around. All foods can fit into a healthy diet in moderation, but there […]

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Oct 8, 2021 What It Means to Eat Seasonally & Why It’s Beneficial

It’s likely that you can find various types of produce all year long at your local grocery store. But did you know that those apples you bought earlier in the spring are actually more nutritious in the fall? Or that zucchini is tastier when bought in late summer versus the middle of winter? If you’ve […]

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Mar 30, 2021 Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 1, 2021 10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Orignially Published: Nov 21, 2011 Just five ingredients, a little chopping, and one baking dish make this simple dish with complex flavors. It’s a great “go with” for pork loin, turkey, ham, or roasted chicken. Serves: 6 (1 cup each) Ingredients:4 medium peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 2–inch pieces (about 2 ¼ pounds)2 medium Oso […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Originially Published: Sep 29, 2011 It’s soup time. Whether or not you like chickpeas, you’ll enjoy this soup. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups finely chopped onion 8 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups water 1 tsp. minced fresh or ¼ tsp. dried rosemary ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 3 […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Zippy Beet Salad

Published: Aug 31, 2011 Servings: 5 Ingredients:• 1 pound fresh beets, peeled*• ¾ cup orange juice• ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger• ⅛ teaspoon salt• ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon• Generous dash of black pepper• Generous dash of ground cloves• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar• 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, thinly sliced Preparation:Slice beets thinly, no more than ¼ […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Quinoa Summer Salad

Published: Aug 18, 2011 Quinoa Summer Salad is a delicious combination of the grain quinoa, combined with fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs. Serve as a hearty and healthy side dish with a barbequed meal or as a main dish tossed with tofu, beef, chicken, or fish. Serves: 4 Ingredients:1 T olive oil2 T freshly squeezed […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Originally Published: Aug 15, 2011 These tender chicken kebabs can be tucked into a pita, served on a salad, or served as is. Here they are prepared in an oven, but they can be grilled as well. Makes: 6 servingsIngredients:1 cup Greek yogurt¼ cup chopped fresh mint3 cloves garlic, minced1 small onion, minced2 Tbsp. lemon […]