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Why I consider chicken a super food

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? It’s definitely a food choice to celebrate! Chicken is truly amazing. It’s a great source of protein. It’s low calorie. It’s versatile and I personally consider it an ultimate super food! You probably already know how important protein is to a diet. But why is that […]

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Woohoo for watermelon!

Here in CNY, it may hit close to 100 degrees the next few days. What does that mean? Beat the heat by loading up on the watermelon. Here are five reasons I love watermelon and you should too. Watermelon is hydrating The heat increases your risk of becoming dehydrated and if you are like me, [...]
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Fall for Butternut Squash this Season

While summer is filled with delicious grilled foods and tasty entrée-size salads, fall marks the season of warming soups. Pull out your immersion blender and plan for some creamy soups from now through the holidays! One of my favorite creamy soups is made with butternut squash….yes, creamy, but low-fat…how awesome is that? And this soup […]

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Why I Love Olive Oil

It seems like every week, different oils become trendy: flax oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil. These oils certainly have their benefits, but I mostly stick to my time-tested favorite, olive oil. I have blogged about the Mediterranean diet before and how I feel it sets the stage for a heart-healthy lifestyle—olive oil is just […]

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Celebrate Sweet Potato Month

It comes to no surprise that November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month! Many people only ever eat sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving. They are a regular part of my diet, especially in the colder months. A great way to prepare them is to thinly slice them and steam them for 8-10 minutes. This brings out their […]

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Nutrition Labels to Become Easier for you to Decipher

So often, clients come to be confused about nutrition labels. What should they be looking for? What should they avoid? Some basics are: Be careful about serving sizes. So often you may think “Wow, this product is low in calories, but if you look at the serving size and it is 2.5, you have to [...]
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Foods from the earth: My favorite powerful plant-based foods

As Earth Month ends, here is my post on some of my personal favorite Foods from the Earth. There has been a ton of research in recent years suggesting the importance of transitioning to more of a plant-based diet; plant-based foods offer the best chance at preventing many chronic diseases. Some plant-based foods are especially [...]
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