Food and Nutrition Blog

Check out the following food and nutrition blog posts for health and wellness information and tasty recipes! Nothing is more powerful than good nutrition. Not only can optimal nutrition help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, good food can also give you energy and make you feel great! The world of nutrition is constantly changing as experts conduct innovative studies and publish breakthrough research. We are bombarded with new and trendy nutrition information every day via the internet, TV, fad diet books, magazines and more. So what does good nutrition mean to me? Follow my food and nutrition blog to stay up-to-date with important nutrition topics and discover delicious healthy recipes!

National Nutrition Month Recipes

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Recipes | 0 comments

National Nutrition Month Recipes

Celebrate good health this month with informed food choices, routine physical activity and these beautiful green National Nutrition Month recipes! Every March, National Nutrition Month (NNM) – a nutrition education campaign – shines light on the importance of informed food choices, and sound eating and physical activity habits. This year, I’ve got the perfect National Nutrition Month recipes to help you celebrate! In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I have rounded up several superfood-rich...

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What is the New Nordic Diet?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Nutrition, Resources | 1 comment

What is the New Nordic Diet?

Research suggests that the New Nordic diet may have heart-healthy benefits – reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and fostering weight loss.  Each year, Christmas at my in-laws begins with risengrød (a Danish rice porridge made with rice, milk, and vanilla topped with cinnamon and a pat of butter) for breakfast followed by a small Scandinavian gift (think Swedish Dala Horse, Icelandic wool socks, or a Nordic diet cookbook) for everyone at the table. This small tradition celebrates family heritage from Scandinavia –...

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No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Dessert, Recipes | 0 comments

No-Bake Maple Cinnamon Pecan Bars

These 5-ingredient no-bake pecan bars are the perfect heart-healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth after a nutritious meal!  My favorite kind of dessert is the no bake kind. And I’m OBSESSED with these no-bake pecan bars this season. Made with only five ingredients, they’re incredibly easy to make and totally guilt free. And the best part? They’re heart healthy – meeting the dessert criteria set by the American Heart Association for a heart healthy recipe! I like to cut these bars...

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Must-Have Kitchen Essentials – Appliances for Healthy Cooking

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Nutrition, Resources | 1 comment

Must-Have Kitchen Essentials – Appliances for Healthy Cooking

The right healthy kitchen appliances can help you get the job done right. With these tools on hand, you’ll be cooking a healthy meal in no time. You wouldn’t show up to work without the right equipment to get the job done and cooking in the kitchen isn’t any different. But your commitment to eating healthy doesn’t have to be another full-time job. The right healthy kitchen appliances can save you time and energy. With nutritious ingredients and these helpful tools on hand, you can whip up a healthy dish easily, even after a hard...

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5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Lunch, Recipes | 0 comments

5-Ingredient Healthy Tuna Salad

Create healthy tuna salad with a few flavorful ingredients to create nutritious meals that you’ll want to eat year-round! What comes to mind when you hear “tuna salad”? Personally, I think tuna plus mayo – and maybe a few other miscellaneous ingredients like celery, relish or onion. The popularity of tuna salad is twofold: it’s budget-friendly and extremely versatile. A batch of tuna salad can be served over lettuce as a salad, with crackers, in a wrap or between two slices of bread for a quick and easy meal. But after 100+ years as...

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Heart Healthy Dessert Guide

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Nutrition, Resources | 0 comments

Heart Healthy Dessert Guide

Turn up the oven or go the no-bake route – this heart healthy dessert guide will keep you focused on wholesome and nutritious ingredients!   A heart-healthy diet is one that is low in trans and saturated fat, sodium and added sugar. But that doesn’t mean you need to say buh bye to dessert! You simply need to get creative with the ingredients you choose – think beyond butter, sugar and white flour and embrace whole-grains and fibrous fruit!   As you might imagine, the most challenging part about making a heart...

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8 Low-Sodium Cookbooks for a Heart Healthy Diet

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Cookbooks, Resources | 0 comments

8 Low-Sodium Cookbooks for a Heart Healthy Diet

This list of best low-sodium cookbooks features everyday recipes that are loaded with creative and satisfying salt-free flavor! One in three Americans have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. That’s 67 million individuals diagnosed each year. Furthermore, 30% of Americans have higher than normal blood pressure levels – known as pre-hypertension – putting them at a greater risk for developing hypertension in the near future. Hypertension is one of the most common risk factors for heart disease. It is commonly referred...

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The Ketogenic Diet – Is it for You?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Nutrition, Resources | 0 comments

The Ketogenic Diet – Is it for You?

The ketogenic diet is on the rise, but is it for you? Learn more about this high-fat, low-carb eating pattern including what to eat and what to avoid. The ketogenic (“keto”) diet has been getting a lot of attention among medical and nutrition communities and in the media – appearing in cookbooks, on podcasts, in magazines, and more. Customers at local coffee shops are trading in their lattes for bulletproof coffee – adding butter instead of skim milk to their morning cup. Doctors are prescribing the ketogenic diet to...

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Beyond the Kitchen, Travel | 0 comments

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling for Business

Sustaining healthy habits away from home can be a challenge. These 5 ways to stay healthy while traveling will help you plan ahead for your next work trip. While I’d like to say that I travel for pleasure on relaxing vacations, the truth is I travel most frequently for business – at least once a month, sometimes more. Maintaining health habits is easy when you’re at home – you have your daily routine, reliable healthy meals in the fridge and a gym at your finger tips. Staying healthy while traveling on the other hand is much more...

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Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Meal Plans | 0 comments

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #3

Celebrate the beginning of fall with this heart healthy meal featuring lean steak, a crunchy salad and addicting parsnip fries. During the fall you can continue grilling outside or you can bring the party inside. This tasty heart healthy meal is great for a fall cookout or a simple weeknight meal! This is the third plate in my heart healthy meals series call Prevention Plates. Every plate serves 2 and features either my own recipes or those I love from around the web (or both!). I also share tips for easy preparation,...

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10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Recipes, Snacks | 0 comments

10 Life-Changing Seed Breads

You don’t need a fancy bread machine or advanced baking skills to make one of these delicious and healthy seed breads! There’s something about a slice of hearty, dense, whole grain bread packed with nutritious nuts and seeds and topped with nut butter, mashed avocado, or a fried egg that gives me the feels. The comforting homey ingredients of seed breads elicit a feeling of coziness, healthfulness and zen-like peace of mind all at the same time. Who doesn’t love a hunk of crusty bread with a warm winter stew or...

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