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While summer may seem like the ideal season for eating right and staying fit, there are many plus sides to keeping up your healthy routine through the winter. Here are a few easy ways to winter proof your diet. Oatmeal: Although this breakfast staple is available year-round, winter is a great time for a bowl […]

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As the holiday season gets underway most of us have our time booked up well through the end of the year. Busy schedules often mean last-minute food grabs, which tend to result in snacks that are lacking in both nutrition and variety. Here are some fresh and fast fall favorites to keep in your snacking […]

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As the approaching holidays cause stores to fill up with bags of candy and seasonal treats, something really great will grace the stores: Pumpkin! Most pumpkins wind up on the front porch, but there’s more to do with them than carve a face. Like so many great fall vegetables, pumpkin has a rich flavor that […]

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With all the tasty goodies that seem to make their way into your homes and offices around the holidays, many of us worry about how to indulge without packing on the pounds.  Since total deprivation isn’t fun — or realistic — how can you have your cake and eat it too? A good start is […]

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breakfast burrito

I know you already know you should eat breakfast. But if you’re too busy in the morning to prepare a meal or you’re not hungry first thing, it can fall to the bottom of the get-out-the-door list. The truth is, breakfast doesn’t need to be complicated. You don’t have to eat a lot – just […]

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Whether your favorite summer produce is berries, melon or squash (I love them all!), sadly we must say goodbye until next year. Although most produce is available year-round, buying in season often leads to better quality and is usually less expensive. For those of you who have gotten into your produce grove, it may be […]

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Whether it’s running around to soccer practices, piano lessons or working on a late-night project at the office, there are some nights that throwing together a family dinner can seem impossible. With obligations lasting well into the evening, it often seems like take-out is the only possible solution. Not so! Here are some quick, nutritious […]

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Whether you fall victim to the 3 p.m. slump or your commute makes late-night dining all too familiar, most of us find it hard to keep our energy up on just three meals per day.  The good news is that “snack” is not a four letter word!  There’s nothing wrong with choosing healthful snacks between […]

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The Summer Olympic Games are fast approaching, and what better motivation to be healthy is there than watching what these amazing athletes can do with their bodies? Yes, it can also be intimidating, but even if there are no Olympic medals in your future, look to these athletes for some creative inspiration to switch up […]

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It’s hoooot! Scorching temps, high humidity, and lazy days in the sun are all too common this time of year in many parts of the U.S., making proper hydration all the more important for your safety and health.  Drinking plenty of water is super important, and other favorite summer beverages – like iced tea and […]

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Your morning ritual is so important to how the rest of your day looks and feels. Are you the type that’s off and running in the morning, or are you sluggish until you have your coffee? Depending on the day, I can be any of the above! But whatever your morning energy level is, starting […]

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Morning yoga

Longer days mean more potential for outdoor summer fun! Hopefully good weather is inspiring you to get outside and enjoy some activities. While moving is great for your mind and your health, you can maximize the benefits – and your energy levels – by picking some great pre-workout snacks. Here are some top picks: Keep […]

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Grilled Salmon

A Memorial Day BBQ is a great way to get the summer off to a fun start. Standard grilled food is tasty and fine to consume on special occasions, but if you’re aiming for something with a little more healthfulness than hot dogs and hamburgers, you’re in luck! The transition from spring to summer offers […]

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Although popular interpretations of Mexican foods can be loaded with fat and calories, Mexican cuisine can be quite healthy and delicious!  Beans, chilies, limes, rice, fish, avocado, corn, and cilantro are just a few of the super healthy staple ingredients that make up traditional Mexican fare.  Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to get […]

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cucumber and watermelon salad

Summer is fast approaching, so get in the spirit by getting a head start on some of these summer necessities! Feed your face: Of course the first line of defense against the sun is avoidance. Always wear sunscreen –  peak hours can be dangerous! You can also protect your skin from the inside out with […]

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Fresh Strawberries

Depending on where you live, it may seem like it has been forever since you’ve had a warm, sunny day to appreciate! Fortunately, spring is here to replace the winter doldrums. Let’s ring in the season with some great produce options that are ripe for the picking! Strawberries: Although we think of berries as a […]

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The days are getting longer, birds are chirping and flowers are beginning to bud. This means one thing –  spring!  After the winter months of hearty meals, it’s the perfect time to lighten up your diet for a healthy spring and summer.  Here are some tips that can help: Work it out: Biking, jogging, swimming, […]

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Although we all know it’s more nutritious and cost-effective to plan healthy meals in advance, some days it’s just not going to happen. Planning a healthy menu, grocery shopping, food prep, then cooking can take a lot of time and labor.  In my book, Eat Right When Time is Tight, I offer some quick and […]

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Ways to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Cold temperatures and short days make delicious comfort foods and lazy days all the more appealing.  It might take a little creativity, but your diet and workouts don’t need to suffer just because nature seems to be working against you.  Winter-proof your eating and workout habits with these tips so you can avoid adding some […]

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Super Bowl Party Table

While the New York Giants and the New England Patriots are working hard to win the Lombardi Trophy, enthusiastic viewers will be working hard to tackle the Super Bowl buffet. However, unlike the players who are acutely aware of their performance, most of the 100 million Americans who tune in for the game will be […]

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Make January a Souper Month

January is National Soup Month, and what better occasion to add a great new recipe into your repertoire?  Many soups are marketed as a filling but low-calorie addition to your healthy eating plan, but supermarket versions tend to be high in sodium and can get a little pricey for the quality of ingredients you are […]

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There’s so much pressure at the start of the New Year to make sweeping changes to your life, particularly your diet and exercise routines.  For many of us, this could not come at a worse time of year because cold winter conditions probably make you want to crawl under a blanket and chow down on […]

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Stress Free Holidays

Whether you’re a last-minute scrambler or you’ve been shopping for gifts since July, December is holiday crunch time.  As deadlines are looming, here are some tips to keep calm and carry on throughout the holiday season: Make a list… or six They’re not just for Santa anymore.  Write down presents as you buy them, make […]

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While Halloween is only one day a year, Halloween treats last much longer. Stores start stocking candy weeks in advance and the goodies usually linger long after the spider webs are taken down.  Here are some tips to celebrate the season with a little more nutrition health than horror: Procrastinate! If you celebrate, wait until […]

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Create a fall inspired snack - PB -image

As summer comes to a close, most of us in the Northern hemisphere are waving goodbye to the all-stars like berries, melons, and colorful tomatoes.  Sure they’re still on the shelves, but they’re not at their peak or at the bargain prices you find when you buy in-season.  But, as one door closes, another opens! […]

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