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1 05, 2021

Dip it! Tasty Tip for Enjoying More Fruits and Veggies

By |2021-05-01T09:06:52-04:00May 1st, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|0 Comments

There's bad news, and good news. Bad news: A recent report showed people are eating fruits and vegetables less frequently, down nearly 10% since 2004. Good news: A simple dip recipe makes snacking on apples even more appealing! This dip adds flavor, calcium, and fat and protein for [...]

26 04, 2021

Cookbook Review: Low Carb Mediterranean

By |2021-04-26T18:53:25-04:00April 26th, 2021|Book Review, Family meals, Food Trends, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

In her upcoming cookbook, The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook: Quick and Easy High-Protein, Low-Sugar, Healthy-Fat Recipes for Lifelong Health, chef and registered dietitian Michelle Dudash offers delicious recipes to help you add healthy variety to your diet. Now, I'll be honest, I've never loved the term "clean eating" (and [...]

9 04, 2021

Are Most Supplements Worth It?

By |2021-04-10T13:33:02-04:00April 9th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

Are there quick fixes for better sleep and more energy? ⁣Quick? The short answer? No. However can you improve your sleep and have more energy? Yes!! Managing your health will lead to improved sleep, more energy, and a better mood. However it takes some thought, self-reflection, and action. [...]

24 03, 2021

Personalizing Your Plate

By |2021-03-25T10:38:04-04:00March 24th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® is about personalizing your plate. I encourage you to work on this all year long. Every five years the USDA publishes the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA are dietary guidelines based on the current body of evidence that associates [...]

17 03, 2021

Stuffed Mini Potato Bites

By |2021-03-17T15:06:17-04:00March 17th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

Growing up in Pittsburgh, we often went to the St. Patrick's Day parade. My godfather was a city detective, and while he was Italian, his wife was Irish, and I always enjoyed celebrating St. Paddy's Day with them. Of course he would cook spaghetti at the post-parade social [...]

18 02, 2021

Listen More. Talk Less.

By |2021-02-19T09:32:13-05:00February 18th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

I attended a virtual conference session this week, sponsored by General Mills Big G Cereals, but was not paid for this post. The thoughts and opinions voiced here are my own. It’s really quite simple: ⁣⁣Listen more. ⁣⁣Talk less. ⁣⁣Allow people to be heard.⁣⁣ This was the nugget [...]

5 01, 2021

DASH Diet ranked #1 Best Heart Healthy Diet in 2021 Review

By |2021-01-11T09:21:19-05:00January 5th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

Each year, US News and World Report does an annual review of diets to determine which are the "Best Diets".  They enlist a panel of medical and nutrition experts to review popular diet plans and eating styles and come up with a “best” list. The Panel [...]

29 12, 2020

2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines are here – What’s changed?

By |2020-12-29T18:48:38-05:00December 29th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|0 Comments

The first set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans was published in 1980. Every five years they are reviewed and updated. The 2020-2025 version have now been released. Every five years these guidelines are reviewed by an expert committee, then approved by the USDA  and the HHS (Health and [...]