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21 01, 2023

Try something different: Bean Toast

By |2023-01-21T17:44:12-05:00January 21st, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Try something different: Bean Toast

Move over avocado toast, I'm starting a new trend: Bean Toast. Beans are rich in fiber, a great source of potassium, and magnesium. Most Americans need more fiber in their diets. The recommended daily intake is 25 grams of fiber a day. One half cup of beans provides [...]

3 01, 2023

2023 Best Diet Rankings

By |2023-01-03T12:36:32-05:00January 3rd, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on 2023 Best Diet Rankings

US News and World Report released its annual Best Diet report for 2023. The Mediterranean Diet ranks as number one overall diet, with DASH Diet in the top 3 category, tied for 2nd place with the Flexitarian Diet. However, DASH Diet gets the number one spot in the [...]

9 12, 2022

Add Mindful Balance to the Holiday Season

By |2022-12-11T18:17:03-05:00December 9th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Add Mindful Balance to the Holiday Season

Weight management is an important part of staying healthy, preventing disease (diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease) and feeling good.  However, weight loss is much more challenging for some than others. Most registered dietitians agree that what used to be considered as "normal body weight parameters" are often [...]

25 10, 2022

Add Peanuts to Your Diet for a Health Boost

By |2022-10-25T11:15:30-04:00October 25th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Add Peanuts to Your Diet for a Health Boost

I've often told the story about my grandfather's peanut habit. He enjoyed a small handful every evening after dinner with a glass of wine. Peanuts have always been part of my diet, and a recent study confirms they may indeed help with blood sugar control, weight management and [...]

3 10, 2022

Hurricane Food Safety

By |2022-10-03T05:48:18-04:00October 3rd, 2022|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Hurricane Food Safety

Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc in South Florida recently. As with any natural disaster, power outages are common, and food safety can come into question. I've been traveling and unable to post any updates, but thought I'd post a few tips for you to keep in mind for the [...]

22 09, 2022

Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

By |2022-09-18T20:35:09-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food waste, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Blueberry Yogurt Salad Dressing

Pledging to reduce your food waste involves better food planning. Pro tip: When you have a trip coming up, it's time to clean out the fridge. When you are heading out to travel and will be away from home for a while, it's best to cook from the [...]

14 09, 2022

Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

By |2022-09-14T11:57:06-04:00September 14th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Recipe, Weight Management|Comments Off on Peanut-y Chicken Thighs with Veggies

As summer ends and fall begins, schedules tend to amp up. Getting a healthy dinner on the table can sometimes add more stress to the day. Nobody wants that! Keeping some frozen veggies on hand, along with simple protein options, helps make deciding what's for dinner easier. Another [...]

9 08, 2022

Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

By |2022-08-09T18:37:50-04:00August 9th, 2022|Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Try Budget-Friendly Lentils to Amp Nutrition

You are probably hearing a lot about plant-based diets these days. For some, it's an all or nothing deal. Whether you're vegetarian or vegan, or a meat-eating omnivore, plants add a health bonus to your eating plan. If you choose a vegetarian lifestyle, cool. But if you are [...]

6 12, 2021

The Holidays: Be Mindful with these 5 Tips

By |2021-12-06T13:54:31-05:00December 6th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Weight Management|Comments Off on The Holidays: Be Mindful with these 5 Tips

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but they can also be stressful. You may be dealing with added financial burdens, a heavier work load, scheduling conflicts, or are grieving a recent loss - it all adds up to stressful moments amongst the joyful. That stress can lead to [...]