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Feb 24 2015

Great Beginnings: Try Some Breakfast Bean Cakes!

Getting creative in the kitchen is all about learning the rules and then developing a sense of when and how to break them. In our North American culture, breakfast foods are perhaps the most entrenched in traditional habits (A waffle is a waffle is a waffle). Thus breakfast lends itself well to some rule breaking […]

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Feb 16 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots

It is cold and dreary outside but it’s not too early to think about warmer weather, flowers, fresh fruit and veggies from the garden and local farmers markets. While you are counting down the days and weeks until spring, its time for some Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Our Roots. This includes: 1. shaping up […]

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Jan 27 2015

The Power of Pesto

It’s nice to try out making new, delicious recipes at home, but, for when things get hectic during the week, it’s essential to have some clutch recipes on the menu. You know the ones: you could cook them blindfolded, with even a couple of ingredients missing. Clutch meals make it to the table fast and […]

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Jan 09 2015

Happy New Year! Eat More Local Food to Improve Your Health!

January is the time of year we set goals to help achieve weight loss, mange a better blood sugar, reach better blood lipid or high blood pressure levels. Healthy eating also lower the risk of cancer, reduce uncomfortable GI symptoms and much, much more. Most of us are not patient when it comes to lasting […]

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Sep 21 2014

Squash Season Means Healthy Season

I wanted to share a few pictures of the squash available at Flying Cloud Farm http://www.flyingcloudfarm.net/ and some other varieties that I picked up from Mountain Harvest Organics http://www.mountainharvestorganic.com/index.html The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler and now there is an abundance of fall squash at the farmers markets and there are […]

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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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Jul 04 2013

Fourth of July Celebration Using Local Fruits and Veggies!

I need a road map to plan my week. I use my work schedule to plan what days I need quick meals or to make something ahead of time. I love this time of year because of all the local veggies and my menus revolve around these seasonal foods. This week includes a veggie pizza […]

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Jul 31 2012

Good to Grow – Celery

By Nicole Martinez – Guest Blogger & Student of Nutrition & Dietetics at Western Carolina University There are some foods I do not eat. Not because I don’t like them or my grocery store does not carry them, but because they contain high levels of pesticide residue. You may have heard of the “dirty dozen” […]

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Dec 15 2008

Holiday Brunch, Lunch or Dinner: Fix It and Forget It!

How did you do this week on maintaining your weight? Writing down what I eat over the past week has been a challenge for me but I have still been eating smaller portions and being more aware of what I am putting in my mouth. This week for many of us, the holiday intensity is […]

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Nov 17 2008

Week 2: Holiday Survival Eating Challenge: Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

If you started the Holiday Challenge on November 10th, record your weight for Week 2. Did you use the www.thedailyplate.com or another method to write what you ate and reduce the amount 100-200 calories each day? Sometimes this is challenging to do! Some steps that have worked for me to prevent hunger include lots of […]

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