Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the miles of aisles and the mountains of choices in front of you when grocery shopping? How many times have you picked up foods and put it back on the shelves worried it may not be the right food for you? Have you ever gotten to the store and … Continued

Ahhh… Easter; the time to celebrate the rising of Christ, but also celebrate the abundance that follows the signs of spring. The Easter meal is a great time to showcase all the vibrant, beautiful colors of spring. You might stick with the traditional ham, potato dish & hot cross buns. But maybe you should choose … Continued

Did you know only 5-10% of our daily sodium comes from the salt shaker? In an attempt to be raise awareness that salt consumption is linked to many chronic diseases, the week of March 16th- 22nd has been identified as salt awareness week (also known as World Salt Awareness Week (WASH)). Here are some common … Continued

Muscles are a hot trend in fitness & fashion not only for men but now women and even the elderly. Maintaining or building muscle can be beneficial for almost any chronic disease and is key for a well running metabolism.

Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year”. The Chinese New Year has … Continued

While perusing Pinterest, it is apparent that baked goodies are a popular gift – especially for Valentine’s Day. Nothing says “I Love You” like a homemade treat, however some might find these tasty temptations hard on the heart. If so, try these substitutions for a healthier alternative and impress your loved ones with how “heart … Continued

The Big Bowl Game is known for the finale of the football season, hilarious commercials and those foods that provide comfort for the fans mourning that it wasn’t their team this year. Top foods generally served during the big game are: Buffalo wings, jalapeno poppers, 7-layer dip, Rotel dip, lil’ smokies, meatballs, Chili, and chips … Continued

One of my favorite sayings is “There is no time like the present.” New Year’s resolutions are a great time to start the year off with a fresh start. Take a look at areas that impact your health or that may have taken a backseat such as cooking meals at home or areas needing tweaking … Continued

As you are cleaning up from the aftermath of the holidays why not take the time to clean out and start fresh in the kitchen and pantry? Many set New Year’s resolutions addressing the outcomes and not the problems. For example, losing weight is a common resolution but very seldom is the reason that individual … Continued

The best gifts are homemade gifts! As a dietitian but also an avid Christmas lover, I enjoy the array of treats that accompany the holidays. However, I also understand the struggle that many go through trying not to drown in this sea of temptations. Some may actually find that these temptations are bad for their … Continued

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