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Meal Planning Tips

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food” – what does that mean? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging you to plan your meals and snacks ahead of time, which can help you stick to healthier foods along with reducing food waste. When it comes to meal…

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Healthy Salad Tips

When we think of the word “diet”, many images come to mind: unlimited grapefruit, cabbage soup, or broccoli, and goodbye to bread, cookies, and cheeseburgers. But nothing is more synonymous with dieting than salads. When you think of “diet” and “salad” together, you probably see a plate of sad iceberg lettuce with a few slices…

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Simple Swaps for Healthier Christmas Cookies

Who doesn’t love the vast array of cookies set out at parties or circulating the office this time of year? Whether it’s a classic frosted sugar cookie, sweet and spicy gingerbread, or peanut butter blossoms, Christmas cookies come in all shapes and sizes and everyone has a favorite! Plus, with so many kinds of cookies…

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Pumpkin spice has practically become a national holiday in the United States – every fall, people eagerly anticipate everything from pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin rolls to more unusual treats such as pumpkin spice yogurt, Oreos, and even cough drops. Unfortunately, nearly every pumpkin spice product is high in sugar and flavored with artificial pumpkin…

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After School Snacks – Keep It Healthy

What do your kids like to snack on after school? If your child is reaching for chips or cookies as soon as they walk in the door, it might be time to restock your kitchen with healthier options. Not only do processed foods have negative effects on your children’s health, the CDC has found that…

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