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Sugar: How sweet it is

Everyone knows that sweetness comes from sugar. Most of us associate “sugar” with the plain, simple, white table sugar. There has been much in the media about the effect of sugar on inflammation, the basis for almost all chronic illnesses. And it is true. When you look at the food labels, it is hard to…

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Mind over Platter

One of the hardest parts of any diet or plan is sticking to it! Whether you plan to give up fried foods or simple carbs or sweets, doing so for long term is what gives you results. You know by giving up sugar just for a couple of weeks is not going to alter the…

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Summertime Oats

Oats in many forms are a favorite of mine especially for breakfast. There are so many ways to make them part of the meal. In cooler weather, the warmth of the hot oatmeal or steel cut-oats is a welcome treat. The same oats can add freshness with a variety of flavors to summer mornings. I…

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Celebrate Grill season

Almost 4th of July! All kids are off school hopefully enjoying the magic of lazy summer days and cooling pool time. Summer helps us fire the grill and take the cooking outside. Grilling (cooking outside) is such a fun activity to bring the family and friends together. It also helps keeping the heat out of…

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Cool Treats for summer

It is mid June and summer is in full force. Over 90 degrees and lots of humidity almost daily calls for lots of cooling. While it is wonderful to just jump into a pool to get an instant cool for the whole body it is not always possible. Drinking lots of cool or cold beverages,…

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Build your bones

Bones make me think of calcium. 99% of calcium in our bodies is stored in bones and teeth. Our bones are always remodeling. During growing years the bone formation far exceeds bone resorption. The reverse is true as we age, especially in postmenopausal women. Bone loss is far greater than formation and leads to risk…

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Celebrate Summer!

Memorial Day marks the beginning of all things summer. Long daylight hours, green trees, blooming shrubs, herb garden, fresh tomatoes, pool parties, picnics and movies/concerts in the park. All of these offer more opportunities to share the bounty of summer produce with friends and family. You don’t have to give up traditional items at summer…

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Balanced Meals: simple and easy

Keep it simple and make it easy. Weeknights can be busy and challenge us to make wholesome meals. Keep the “My Plate” picture in mind when putting together meals to ensure nutritional balance.   By incorporating at least three food groups in each meal and focusing on variety of foods from each food group will make…

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Planning meals for your busy week

I got so busy last week that besides planning my own family’s meals I did not get around to writing about it. Well, the family calendar dictates how much time you will have to prepare meals at home, or when you will need to be ready to pull something out of the refrigerator or freezer….

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Which date do you go by?

Last week I wrote about cleaning out your pantry and refrigerator of any unwanted ingredients to help you clean up your diet. Ingredients are one thing to look for and the date on the label is another. There are several different ways a “date” appears on the label. What do they all mean? Do the…

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