fiber

Chevre Stuffed Dates

Earlier this month, I explained in a blog entry why I am obsessed with dates. Click here to read that entry–in a nutshell, they’re loaded with fiber and amazing nutrients. In that initial entry, I shared a sweet smoothie recipe using dates. The following week, I shared a recipe for rice crispy treats using dates. […]

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Why I’m Bananas over Dates

Yes, dating your loved one is healthy for your health, but I am talking about the wrinkly little dried fruit that is oh so sweet! We’re right smack in the middle of the holiday season and this is the time of year that people are hooked on sugar and it’s so hard to get off […]

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Sensational autumn parfait

Yes, it is still autumn amidst these snow flurries! Parfait in French means “perfect.” It’s quite fitting because a parfait can be a perfect meal! A parfait is simple, light, and delicious. You can have it for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert. It can be pretty much anything you want, but usually consists of […]

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Celebrate National Peanut Day with Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Today is National Peanut Day and this food is definitely deserving of a day for itself! Peanuts aren’t actually a nut, they’re a legume. They flower above ground but grow below ground. Peanuts have fat and fat is bad. WHAT?! If someone ever tells you this, tell them they’re WRONG! Not all fats are created […]

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Strawberry Bliss

It’s strawberry season in Central New York! I love strawberries-they’re one of the best sources of vitamin C around! And I have good news for diabetics…these incredibly sweet treats are low in sugar! Strawberries are a great choice if you have a sweet tooth, but are trying to control your sugar intake. In addition to […]

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Heal your gut, reduce your stress

April was Stress Awareness Month, but stress is a part of our everyday life! If left unchecked, stress can be deadly. In fact, stress is often referred to as the silent killer because although its effects are not immediately apparent, it can lead to several serious health problems such as high blood pressure and heart […]

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Fuel your energy with fiber, healthy fats and protein

Depletion. Fatigue. Lack of motivation. These are three tell-tale signs that your nutrition needs a checkup. Let’s talk about three nutrients that can tackle these feelings: fiber, healthy fats, and protein. I will share examples of each. And for those of you with busy lifestyles, I will recommend a healthy treat with all three of […]

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Real food first

We live in a convenience society and because of this, we have turned to eating processed food and we are destroying our health in the process. This blog is all about choosing real food first! It may be a hard step to make at first, but once it becomes routine, it becomes second nature. You […]

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Welcome whole grains

I know, I know, you are going to tell me that you are trying the ketogenic diet, or paleo, Atkins, South Beach, or some other diet that “bans” carbs! I think each diet has merit to some degree or another, but I am actually going to tell you why you would want whole grains! First […]

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The Power of Five

How good are you at assuring that you get the five powerful foods in your diet every single day? I’m talking about protein, dairy, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains? My guess is that you may have the protein part down (specifically if it is meat), but the other groups are more challenging. Let’s go through […]

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The Difference between Insoluble and Soluble Fiber

You’ve heard this from me before: EAT MORE FIBER!!! In fact, only 10 percent of Americans are consuming enough fiber every day. Fiber is absolutely essential in achieving a healthy, vibrant lifestyle. It aids in weight loss, helps lower cholesterol levels, and keeps your blood sugar levels stable. The American Heart Association eating plan suggests […]

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Celebrate Cherry Season

Cherry season is upon us in Central New York and I love it! Cherries are the perfect snack and they are a nutrition-boosting compliment to every meal. Add them to your yogurt, smoothie, or oatmeal for breakfast. Toss them in a salad for lunch or dinner. The best news about cherries is their health benefits. […]

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My New Favorite Treat: Setton Farms Blueberry-Flavored Pistachio Chewy Bites

One of my favorite things about being in the nutrition business is that I get to try nutritious foods before they hit the market.  I am so excited about a nutrient-dense treat that hits the market TODAY: Setton Farms’ blueberry-flavored Pistachio Chewy Bites. And I am going to GIVE AWAY three bags of them to […]

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