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The truth about Carbohydrates

Dairy, eggs, red meat, and carbohydrates, among others, have all had a bad rap for being “unhealthy” at some point in time.  The fact is, all of those foods can be part of healthy diet.  Just like everything, it is important to not only eat the right type and right quantity of food to obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Carbohydrate Basics

Carbohydrates are an essential part of our diet as they provide us with energy, fiber, and

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Fitting in Fad Diets – Juicing

Most people truly want to be healthy.  However, wanting to be healthy versus really being healthy are two very different things.  In part because truly living a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy.  Food is social and eating healthy can be a deterrent to many people.  I mean, how many times don’t people bring in some sort of baked good to work or you go out to dinner where those cheese fries are calling your name?  In addition,

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Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is observed in many Asian countries and communities around the world.  The festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional lunar calendar. The lunar calendar is based on both the moon phase and the time of the solar year. This year, the celebration will begin on Saturday, January 28. The traditional lunar calendar is associated with the 12 animal signs in

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Food Trends of 2017

Scoot over new haircut, diet trends and home re-design (sorry Chip and Joanna Gains) but what is trending in 2017 is FOOD! Food feeds our hunger, our curiosity, our social life and our cultural so get your “OpenTable” app open, its fork and knife time!

2017 Food Trends per CNBC

  • Poke

Poke, pronounced “po-kay,” is usually tuna or octopus that is fresh, raw seafood that is cubed and mixed with soy sauce, green onions and sesame oil severed

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Season Greetings with Soup

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go let it snow, let is snow, let it snow.” We are a week shy of Christmas and here in the Midwest we are experiencing our first, true, winters snow. Even though the snow is peaceful and calming, as I watch it fall from window, outside it is truly frightful.  Per the “Let is Snow” song, I really

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Tis the Season for Baking

For some of us, Christmas starts before Thanksgiving. For the rest of us, like myself, I choose to wait until Thanksgiving is over to start decorating, shopping and baking. The holidays bring about all kinds of beautiful cookies with festive colors and shapes: frosted sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, spritz cookies, thumbprint cookies – so many choices!


I really enjoy cookies – yes, dietitians eat cookies, too. And if you’re like me, sometimes it’s hard to say “no” to

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The Comfort of Comfort Food

You can’t argue that the temperatures  are changing.  Over the last couple of weeks we have opened the windows to the house.  This not only circulates fresh air but helps cool down the house.  However, at night, the windows stay open which means by the time I wake up the cool, crisp air that circulates the house makes me eager to lounge in sweaters and a blanket to keep me warm.  To me, this is a

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Fall Football + Brain Injury?

Whether you are a fan or not, Fall = Football. Football is in full force from middle school athletes through NFL but have you ever thought about what contact football can do to ones body?

Football is a physical sport where collisions between players are part of the game.  Even for those athletes who do not play football from middle school through college/professional level, the number of physical contacts from practice, scrimmages, tournaments and games, that one

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Health and Yoga

Wife, mother, employee, employer, husband, father, writer, artist, or exercise enthusiast, what we do during an average week is surmountable.  For instance, if I think of who I am and what I do during a one week span my list seems never ending.

I am an: Employee, Business Owner, Blogger, Marketing Chair of a non-profit, Running Coach, Nutrition Consultant, volunteer, wedding planner of my own wedding, daughter, and doggy mom.

Even though everything on this list of “who

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It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

Wine is one of those things that taste great with food, friends or even on its own.  A couple years ago I couldn’t tell the difference between a Shiraz versus a Super Tuscan. Now, with a finance who loves wine almost more than he loves me, I have learned to appreciate not only the flavors of wine but also the process of making wine.  So as my fiancé, James, and I make our way to Napa

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