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Happy Heart Month !!

Happy Heart Month !!

Fat is becoming increasingly more accepted in today’s society. Long ago did people flock to purchase “low fat” or “fat free” products, but now we realize those identifiers really just mean “added sugar”. As a society, we have a better understanding of the importance of heart healthy fat and the dangers of added sugar when it comes to health, longevity, and performance.   What are Heart Healthy Fats? Unsaturated (mono/poly) fats that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids contribute to heart and brain health (think ALA, EPA, DHA). Some examples of foods rich in omega-3 are fish, nuts (any and...

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Hate New Year’s Resolutions?

Hate New Year’s Resolutions?

We understand the new year signifies a fresh start. However, if you find yourself dreading having to make yet another goal that will leave you feeling like you’ve failed, you’re not alone. Most people’s new year’s resolutions don’t last much longer than the end of the month.  Most resolutions are also geared towards being a healthier version of your current self. Eating better, exercising more, getting more sleep, etc. Why are a so many people unable to maintain a healthier lifestyle? In 9+ years of providing individual nutrition counseling, I’ve learned the #1 reason people are unable to maintain their...

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Healthy Holiday Tips

Healthy Holiday Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Calendars are packed with holiday parties, shopping for last minute gifts, and cookies and pies galore. The cold air makes warm comfort food even more appealing and the stress and hectic schedules can cause us to snack less healthfully than we should, thinking all too often, “I’ll just start in January”. Did you know the average American gains 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Why dig yourself in a hole to start the new year?! Read below for some healthy tips to battle the bulge this holiday season! For those interested in...

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Kale Tacos

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Kale Tacos

Ingredients: - 2 Cloves Garlic, minced - ½ Red Onion, Thinly Sliced- 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1 ½ c Cabbage Thinly Sliced - ½ c Button Mushrooms Diced- ¼ t salt- Fresh ground pepper- 6 oz. Kale Cleaned and Stems Removed - 1 Large, Ripe Tomato, Diced- 2 T Cilantro Diced- ½ C Sour Cream- Lime Juice- 4 Soft Tortillas (using corn tortillas will yield a gluten free dish)  Instructions: In a large skillet, sauté olive oil, garlic, onion until it sweats. Lower heat, add mushrooms for ~1 minute, then add salt, pepper, and cabbage for 2-3...

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Wellness Tips: Healthy Start for the School Year

Wellness Tips: Healthy Start for the School Year

MyPlate Use MyPlate as a guide for portion control. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, ¼ of your plate with lean protein like chicken, eggs, fish, or beans, and ¼ of your plate with a whole grain like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, or quinoa. Snacks Incorporate snacks between meals to stabilize blood sugar and energy levels. Balanced snacks contain 200-300 calories with 5-10 grams of protein. For example, string cheese and apple, hummus and carrots, or yogurt and banana. Fiber Fiber has a variety of benefits including promoting satiety, reducing cholesterol, increasing bowel health, and...

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