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Apr 29 2015

5 Ways to Eat Your Greens: Salads

Spring time is green time! The grass is turning green and the produce is the same. Eating local produce  this time of year is a little monochromatic until strawberries come in a few weeks! I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to have greens and I hope that they soon become your favorites […]

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Apr 15 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots! Eat Your Beets

When I was in elementary school and ate lunch in the school cafeteria, I was introduced to beets. My mom did not fix them at home and I did not eat them at school either. I tried and they were either heated right out of the can plopped onto the tray or industrial pickle style. […]

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Apr 13 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Radishes

Mid-April is a great time to plant some radishes and I have quick growing vegetables in your garden. Radishes were once only used around my house to make radish roses or add to salads. I honestly, I did not love them but felt obligated to eat them since someone that I love grew them. I […]

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Jan 20 2015

Healing Foods: Building a Healthier Immune System

Winter time is cold and flu season and one of the best ways to stay well is to eat a healthy diet! Eating meals and snacks rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low in saturated fat is the best way to build a strong immune system. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and […]

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Nov 05 2014

Locavore Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving plans have been in the works, whether its traveling far or near to friends or  family, making dinner reservations or planning the menu at home. Thanksgiving was designed around the bounty of the season so it is easy to plan a meal based on what is grown where you live. Depending on the availability […]

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Oct 21 2014

Celebrate Fall with the Abundance of Local Food

Kale, Cabbage and Apple Slaw 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon Lusty Monk mustard 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Coarse salt and pepper 3 cups mixed shredded kale and red cabbage 1 red apple chopped 2 tablespoons diced red onion In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, mustard, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. In […]

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Jan 13 2014

Happy New Year: Find Your Inspiration!

2014, hit the ground running! In January, do you like to start off with a clean slate or at least get back from where you left off from the holidays? Many of us set New Year’s resolutions which include health goals to lose weight, lower blood pressure, manage blood sugar or just plain eat better […]

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Dec 30 2013

Health Concepts Nutrition Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge Week Seven: Have a Happy Healthy New Year!

     The New Year is almost here! If you have been working towards the holiday weight challenge, how have you been doing? If you have not taken part, consider weighing in on January 1st or 2nd and determine if there is change that you want to work towards. I wanted to share a few things […]

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Dec 22 2013

Week 6: Health Concepts Holiday Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge: Don’t Stress Eat Over the Holidays

By the time that you read this post, I will be on a fourteen hour car ride to the Midwest to spend the holidays with our families. The trip itself is stressful and then dividing time between homes and being out of own space also adds to it. Then there are different personalities and “issues”.  […]

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Dec 18 2013

Week Five Health Concepts Holiday Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge: Healthy Holiday Sweets

We are now at Week Five with just a few more weeks to go. You can do it! I have to confess, I love handmade holiday desserts. Last year I told myself that I would stop making holiday cookies for family and friends when someone very special to me said how much she loved the […]

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