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When in India…..

I always enjoy local cuisine no matter where I am. It is especially true when I am in India. Eat fresh, eat local has always been the mantra here. Growing up here, I remember the seasons of grapes, mango, chikkoo (a delicious brown, sweet fruit), leafy greens, govar beans, tondali (small green gourds that grow…

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Get into a routine

Whether it is meals or exercise or sleep or meditation routines matter. We all know the 10,000 repetitions rule to make anything a habit. Before it can become a habit, you need to create a routine that will make it possible for your plan to materialize. Creatures of habit: We are all creatures of habit….

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Bring the fall colors to your plate

Autumn is all around us! The trees are displaying blazing warm colors while there is a crisp cool in the air. The seasonal produce this time of the year has the same potential to bring the fall beauty to your menu. A variety of squash, acorn, butternut, spaghetti, pumpkin and more have the wonderful earthy…

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Nuts about Nuts

Nuts are a part of the Mediterranean diet. Nuts are good for you. They have the good fats. etc. etc. You have seen all the headlines. Which nuts are best for you? How much can you eat daily? All nuts (tree nuts and ground nuts) are good sources of monounsaturated fats (the good fat). An…

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The Best Foods

Are there any foods that stand out? Should they be eaten daily? I prefer these questions way more than when I get asked “what should I avoid?” or “what is the worst food?”. I prefer to focus on what you CAN and SHOULD eat. In my book, there are no “bad” foods. We make bad…

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Convenience foods you should buy

After being away from home over a week, I always look forward to a simple homemade meal. It can be a challenge if I happen to return home late in the day and not have time to stop at the grocery store. Before leaving home for any extended period I try to make it a…

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New look to the Nutrition Facts Label

Have you spotted the new Nutrition Facts label lately? It has begun to show up on the shelves on some products.¬†In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration¬†finalized¬†the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size final rules and set the compliance date for July 26, 2018, with an additional year to comply…

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Brown bagging made easy

School has just begun almost everywhere and packing lunches is on our minds. Whether you are getting the items ready for the kids to pack or packing your own these tips are helpful all year long. It takes a little effort but pays off in many ways. Not only does it save you money and…

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Clean Eating

I often participate in health fairs which gives me an opportunity to have casual nutrition conversations with many and hear about what’s bugging them most. Sometimes the questions are very personal and I have to say that we need to schedule an appointment to talk more in detail. Other times people ask about the latest…

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Comfort food

For the past few weeks I have been recovering from shoulder surgery. I am thankful for the help from my sister as doing anything with the just one hand has been quite a challenge. During her visit I am reminded of the value of comfort foods. With her help and expertise, I have enjoyed authentic,…

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