Healthy Eating

May 4, 2018

Healthy Spring Recipe – Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad

Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa (can buy frozen) 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 sweet red bell pepper, finely chopped ½ red onion, finely chopped 1 […]

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May 1, 2018

Organic and Natural – What Do These Terms Really Mean for Your Health?

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutritionist Educator We see it everywhere these days when shopping for food – organic this and natural that – but what do these terms really mean about the foods in the package when you see these labels? Is the food inside actually better for you if the box reads organic? Does […]

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April 10, 2018

Farmers Market Shopping with Diabetes in Mind

Spring means time to hit the farmers market for the freshest locally grown foods. It’s good for you, and it’s good for the community. But, having diabetes doesn’t mean saying goodbye to all of your favorite fruits and starchy vegetables. “Fruits and veggies are packed full of nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial for health […]

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March 30, 2018

Healthy Spring Recipe – Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Asparagus with Lemon Sauce Ingredients 20 medium asparagus spears, rinsed and trimmed 1 fresh lemon, rinsed (for peel and juice) 2 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 Tbsp dried parsley 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 1/16 tsp […]

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March 27, 2018

Changing Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle – 5 Ways You Can Make It Work

How do you actually come up with a plan and follow through with it long enough to make it actually work?

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March 12, 2018

Eating Healthy on a Budget – It Is Possible with These Simple Tips

By Nicole Cook Registered Dietitian I often hear about the struggles of eating healthy on a budget. However, it is possible to achieve the daily requirements for fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein without breaking the bank. Plan your weekly menu with recipes that fit around your busy schedule. Use your day off as prep […]

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March 12, 2018

Green Tea for Weight Loss – Does It Really Help?

By Nicole Martinez Clinical Nutritionist Educator Tea is among the most popular beverages in the world. It is second only to water in terms of how much it is consumed worldwide. Green tea, specifically, has been enjoyed for centuries for its flavor and health benefits. Recently, there has been growing interest in green tea as […]

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March 1, 2018

The Keto Diet – History, Effectiveness and Concerns

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator The “keto” diet has seen a spike in interest over the past couple of months according to Google trends. This weight-loss fad was not originally designed for weight loss though, and it is not new. The ketogenic diet was created in 1921 at the Mayo Clinic by Dr. Russell […]

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February 27, 2018

Got Milk Substitutes? Weighing the Health Benefits against the Real Thing

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator Balanced meal planning for weight management requires calorie reduction while still supplying necessary nutrients for optimal wellness. Obviously, milk varieties contain calories, so you should always take into consideration exactly what nutrients they provide. Is your choice of milk providing you with nutrients your body needs? Or, is it […]

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February 23, 2018

Young at Heart – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 14

What was the last thing you ate? Why did you eat it – because you were hungry? Bored? A protein bar or bag of chips was just sitting there? A coworker brought cookies or donuts to the breakroom? Or maybe you started your day with breakfast like you always do. Whatever it was, whenever it […]

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