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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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Spring clean up for your pantry

It is officially Spring! The days are longer, the trees and shrubs are blooming and putting out new growth and the farmer’s markets are beginning to pop up. Most grocery and home goods stores are overflowing with herbs and seeds to plant and begin your gardening projects. While all this is great outdoors don’t forget…

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Health Benefits of Spices

Last week I wrote about using a variety of herbs and spices to create ethnic flavors. Many of those herbs and spices not only provide great flavor and taste but also health benefits. Turmeric, black pepper and ginger all have anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric and black pepper especially work better when ingested together. They are common…

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Spice it Up!

National Nutrition Month is almost coming to an end. During this month if you made a commitment to add more fruits and vegetables to your meals, increase intake of lean heart healthy protein sources or switch at least half your grains to whole you are on the right track. Keep it up. When experimenting with…

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Make it a Family Affaire

During the national nutrition month if your have committed to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” remember that it is a family affaire. Adults in the family needs to lead by example and the younger generation needs to take part in the process of good nutrition. Make mealtimes a family affaire beginning with meal planning. Unless…

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

In some parts of the country the trees and daffodils are blooming and some are still under a blanket of snow. No matter what, the calendar has turned a page and it is March. March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the nutrition experts (it’s members) celebrate the whole month bringing…

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Win Over Cravings

We have all been there. You crave something and go in search for it. A lot of times it is the “sweet tooth” directing the cravings and the search. It could be after a meal or mid afternoon snack time or even late at night. Over the years of practice and experience from my clients…

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