Bringing St. Patrick’s Day Home

Are you looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that involves more than warm green beer and potatoes? I’m taking this year, with the Coronavirus scare, as an opportunity to try out some new recipes at home. As we practice social distancing and avoid crowded pubs and bars this season, here are some … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy 2020

Tired of making New Year’s resolutions that you don’t keep? Here are some tips for building healthy habits and making your food goals stick: Keep it Simple Stay away from vague, drastic, or unrealistic resolutions like “eat clean,” “lose 50 pounds,” or “get a six-pack.” These types of resolutions inherently set you up for failure. … Read more

Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Ahhh, Thanksgiving—a lovely little holiday often synonymous with food comas and extra pounds. But eating healthy doesn’t mean missing out on Thanksgiving! Just use the following tips to eat sensibly, stay safe, and enjoy a scrumptious day of feasting. Watch Portion Sizes Aim to make half your plate vegetables—go ahead and load up on veggies … Read more

Easy Meal Planning with the Plate Method

Meal planning with the plate method is a simple way to create healthy, balanced meals. Plan your dinner plate with the following three easy steps: Fill half of your plate with non-starchy veggies, such as asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peppers, radishes, spinach, and tomatoes. Make a … Read more

Beat the Heat: Tips for Staying Hydrated in Summer

We all know we’re supposed to drink more water. But let’s face it—sometimes water gets boring and drinking enough can feel like a real chore. Here are some fun, creative ideas for keeping the family healthy and hydrated all summer: Seltzer Mocktails Craving a refreshing, bubbly drink, but trying to avoid the extra calories and … Read more

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