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National Chocolate Day

By Anna Veselovsky / December 24, 2017
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As the holiday season is among us, it seems like it’s almost impossible to go a day at work without a colleague bringing in a delicious treat or homemade recipe to share. It’s fitting that Christmas Eve has been designated as National Chocolate Day! Chocolate comes from the Cacao tree grown in various areas all…

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National Date Nut Bread Day

By Anna Veselovsky / December 22, 2017
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Although no one knows the true history of the bread itself, many families will often have their own Date Nut Bread recipe passed down from generation to generation. Dates are believed to have originated in Iraq thousands of years ago. As early as 4000 BC, these fruits from the palm family have been cultivated from…

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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies

By Kate Egan / December 8, 2017
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Hello everyone! With finals week in full swing for my graduate school and dietetic internship program, I can appreciate the realness of stress eating right now. Whenever I’m under stress, I tend to crave sweet things (especially ones that involve chocolate!) Over the last few years, I have tried to find and develop ways to…

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National French Toast Day: Quick Tips for Healthier French Toast

By Patrick Mylett / November 28, 2017
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French toast has always been a breakfast favorite of mine. On the rare occasion that my family had a free morning, my parents would make a French toast spread. We’d have a wide array of toppings to add onto our plates to make it our own. At an early age, my parents had taught us…

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How to Make a Healthy Parfait

By Amanda Hookom / November 25, 2017
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It’s National Parfait Day!  I don’t know about you, but I LOVE fruit and yogurt parfaits.  They’re quick and easy, versatile, and, most importantly, delicious!  But are they healthy?  Here are a few things to keep in mind when building your perfect parfait: Type of Yogurt With dozens of different yogurts to choose from –…

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Tips for Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Kate Egan / November 24, 2017
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Hey everyone! Hope that you are enjoying a well-deserved break for this Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for a number of reasons. Obviously number one is that it revolves around food (duh), but I also enjoy the time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The aftermath of Thanksgiving,…

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Bring Healthy to Your Thanksgiving Table

By Anna Veselovsky / November 20, 2017
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Happy Monday! Can you believe Thanksgiving is just THREE days away? Being the ultimate foodies, we dietitians by nature know the importance of having varied offerings at the dinner table for all of our guests. Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy your favorite plated items, but to also make sure you are staying mindful of…

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Celebrating Homemade Bread Day with Pumpkin Bread!

By Kate Egan / November 17, 2017
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Happy Homemade Bread Day, everyone! To celebrate, I’m going to share with you a super simple recipe for pumpkin bread that my parents keep in their house almost 24/7 all year. While this bread is certainly a treat (I didn’t even attempt any “healthy swaps” on ingredients here because it is just SO tasty as is), pumpkin itself…

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A Culinary Adventure: Cook Something Bold Day

By Jacqueline Winkler / November 8, 2017
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Are you ready to expand your cooking horizons? Cook Something Bold Day is designed to encourage us to shake things up with zesty ingredients like garlic and hot peppers to get our taste buds on fire. In honor of today, I decided to make Hummus and not just any hummus… but a hummus loaded with…

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Candy Corn: A 100-year-old Classic of Pure Sugary Goodness

By Patrick Mylett / October 30, 2017
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Happy National Candy Corn Day! What better way to prepare for Halloween tomorrow than to talk about the iconic, century-old candy that still remains in our candy bags today? The candy corn is a tri-colored candy mimicking the shape of a corn kernel. It was first invented in the 1880s by the Goelitz Confectionery Company,…

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The Secret To A Sustainable Lifestyle

By Kristen Johnson / April 23, 2017
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Life isn’t about giving up or restricting things in order to live healthy. It’s about making everything better and planning ahead for special occasions.

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Diets Are Out, Lifestyle Is In!

By Kristen Johnson / March 2, 2017
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One of the biggest things all of us have in common is we all eat. Food is our universal language. We all talk food.  But unfortunately, we do not talk food the same, and we all have different beliefs surrounding food.  However, shouldn’t something we do everyday, multiple times a day be simple and easy?…

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Healthy Holiday Sugar Cookies

By Kristen Johnson / December 22, 2016
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The holidays are a time to be fully present and enjoy the special moments with family, friends, and the things you love– even if that means those delicious sugar cookies.  Instead of “saying no” to your favorite holiday treats, how about saying “heck yes!” The common mistake people make is that they start to sacrifice…

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies…REMIX

By Liana Akkawi / November 6, 2016
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What is small yet filling, sweet yet healthier than most baked treats, moist in texture, pumpkin and spice flavored, and packed with nutrients this fall? These pumpkin oatmeal soft baked cookies! Made with chia seeds instead of eggs and maple syrup instead of table sugar, this recipe is super easy to make and boosted with…

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