Lima Bean Respect Day

By Amanda Hookom / April 20, 2018

Do you respect your lima beans?  If you’re like me, you probably don’t give lima beans much thought.  They’re a legume, they exist, they’re your least favorite part of frozen mixed vegetables and probably one of your least favorite beans too.  Is there more to lima beans than meets the eye though? You may be…

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Seven Ways to Walk More for National Walking Day

By Melissa Smith / April 3, 2018

Volunteer April is National Volunteer Month, so what a great way to get more walking in! Volunteer to walk and play with shelter dogs, walk and pick up the liter for your city, or walk and exercise with elderly, youth, or other groups. Not only are you increasing your step count, but you are also…

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Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget

By hillmac22 / March 30, 2018

Personally, I find grocery shopping to be a fun activity, but not when it costs me a fortune! Rising food prices can make it harder to eat healthy without spending the farm, but fortunately I have some great tips to help you keep up those healthy habits without depleting your bank account! Buy frozen! Buying…

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Power Up with Breakfast

By Anna Veselovsky / March 27, 2018

It breaks my heart when people tell me they skip breakfast because for me, I couldn’t go without it! Having a hearty breakfast can give you a great start to the day with a mindful moment. Research on breakfast shows that it kickstarts the metabolism after fasting overnight and helps with concentration throughout the day.…

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National Spinach Day

By Melissa Smith / March 26, 2018

What comes to mind when you hear spinach? One of those stock photos of a deliriously happy woman laughing at her salad? A tall glass of antioxidant-rich green juice? That office party with your other dietitian colleagues all fighting over Jessica’s famous spinach dip? Oh. Something else entirely? Okay, right, that’s fine. Well, bring back…

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Foods of Europe

By Kate Egan / March 23, 2018

Ciao! This National Nutrition Month was extra special because I had the privilege of traveling abroad for the first time to Italy, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. As a soon-to-be RD, one of the most exciting parts of the trip of course was being able to try different cuisines and experience food traditions across the pond!…

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National Water Day

By Amanda Hookom / March 22, 2018

We all know we need to drink water to survive, but how much water do we actually need?  It’s the age old question that people have answered in a variety of ways. From 8 cups, to half your body weight in ounces, we’re going to dive in to what it takes to stay hydrated. How…

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What’s in season this spring?

By Anna Veselovsky / March 20, 2018

Cooking with seasonal fruits and vegetables can bring not only a flavor explosion to any meal but also a huge cost savings for your budget. With the Spring Equinox occurring today, it’s a perfect time to start swapping out some of your winter recipes with those featuring spring produce. For this spring, consider incorporating some…

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Preach What You Practice

By Teresa Frankel / March 19, 2018

Dietitian [dahy-i-tish-uh n]  (noun): a person whose job is to give nutritional advice about what to eat in order to be healthy.  Or as some people may interpret… Dietitian [dahy-i-tish-uh n] (noun): food police; the person who tells you that butter is not a main food group; a profession unknown to some people. One day…

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Meal Planning to Save Time

By Amanda Izquierdo / March 11, 2018

Today is Daylight Savings and that means spring is around the corner and longer days are ahead. But by “springing forward” today, we also lose an hour. While this may make your weekend feel busier than normal, before heading to the grocery store, take 15 minutes to meal plan for the week to save both…

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Go Further with Food: Reducing Food Waste

By Rebecca Perkins / March 10, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month®, which is probably the best month ever (besides all months during fall). National Nutrition Month gives nutrition professionals a chance to geek out about all things nutrition and food. When the word nutrition is used in daily conversation, the immediate reaction is to think about food and diet. However, as…

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Staying Healthy While Traveling

By hillmac22 / March 9, 2018

With spring break coming up (seriously how did we make it to March?!) Follow these tips to help you stay on track when you’re traveling. Airports, planes and rest stops can be a breeding ground for germs and unhealthy foods – but fear not! I included some delicious, healthy restaurant meal ideas at places you…

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Peanut Butter Lovers Day

By Jacqueline Winkler / March 1, 2018

Ah, peanut butter! So many wonderful ways to include this nutty goodness in our diet. Allow me to introduce Peanut Butter Lovers Day, which in my opinion, should not be recognized with just one day. If you are one of the many that consider nut butters to be a diet staple, you’re not alone. There…

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National Strawberry Day

By Melissa Smith / February 27, 2018

Today is a berry delicious day. Today is National Strawberry Day, so let’s celebrate this day so sweet with the juicy red fruit that is perfect for heart month. Strawberries are my number one go-to fruit and top my list of favorite fruits year after year.  Strawberries are a low cost, low carbohydrate, highly nutritious…

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