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!

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Snacks | 0 comments

4 Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips

These four simple, healthy Greek yogurt veggie dips are low in calories, high in protein and made with real food ingredients. The famous healthy snack of raw veggies and a delicious dip can do no harm, right? Wrong. While fresh veggies are always a safe bet, what you dip them in makes ALL the difference. Traditional veggie dips made with cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream can be high in calories, saturated fat and sodium – not ideal for a heart healthy diet. But with the simple swap of non-fat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt, you...

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Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Meal Plans | 0 comments

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #2

Celebrate the final days of summer with this heart healthy meal on the grill featuring lean beef, savory fruit salad and unconventional green fries. I love three-day weekends. Just when you think the weekend is over, BAM. One more bonus day. Winner winner chicken dinner. And you know what else is a winner? This tasty heart healthy meal right here. In case you’re new, let me remind you about these beautiful heart healthy meals we call Prevention Plates. Each plate serves 2 and features both my own recipes and those I love...

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Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Cookbooks | 0 comments

Top 6 Mediterranean Cookbooks You Need

New to the Mediterranean diet or looking for heart-healthy recipes, here is a list of my top 6 favorite Mediterranean cookbooks! Today I’m bringing you the best Mediterranean cookbooks – ones that you should definitely add to your healthy cookbook collection. I’ll be the first to admit – I’m one of the worst offenders when it comes to cookbook obsessions. I read them in bed at night, I click through cooking e-books on my commute, I place holds on new releases at the library and there are always at least 10...

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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Nutrition | 0 comments

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet reduces risk factors that can cause heart disease including high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, obesity & high blood pressure. We all know the Mediterranean diet to be a “heart-healthy diet”. But what exactly IS the Mediterranean diet? The first country that comes to mind when Americans think about the Mediterranean diet is Greece. We actually went to Greece (Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Athens) on our honeymoon and FELL. IN. LOVE. with the food and culture. Gotta get back there…   BUT the...

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Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Meal Plans | 1 comment

Heart Healthy Meals – Plate #1

Fire up the grill with one of our summer picnic heart healthy meals featuring sunny produce, savory eggs and grilled meat! Looking for ideas to cook up heart healthy meals? You’re in the right place! Remember when I told you about my Prevention Plate heart healthy meals? Maybe you’ve forgotten. Let me remind you. Each Prevention Plate is a heart healthy meal featuring recipes from around the web, my tips and tricks for making them (yep, I’ve tried every one of these recipes), and a corresponding...

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How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Meal Plans | 0 comments

How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

Build a heart healthy meal in three easy steps. This heart healthy RD shows you which foods to fill your plate with at each meal of the day. I have a crush. On every perfectly assembled heart healthy meal that ever lived. A beautifully organized plate of nutrients is this dietitian’s celebrity heartthrob. **insert heart eyes emoji**   Heart Healthy Eating Heart healthy eating for the prevention of heart disease is a way of life in our house. With 1 in 4 Americans dying from heart disease every year, the need for heart healthy...

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What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Meal Plans | 0 comments

What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet?

The heart healthy diet. The cardiac diet. The DASH Diet. The Mediterranean Diet. The Nordic Diet. Call the heart healthy diet what you want. Whatever, it’s your life.   One strong, healthy heart to power you through life’s adventures. Who doesn’t want that? Sold. Sign me up! Download PDF Here   Why a Heart Healthy Diet? My husband and I both come from families with histories of severe heart disease. I’m not just talking about high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure friends. I’m talking about the...

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Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Red Wine Sauce

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Dinner, Recipes | 1 comment

Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Red Wine Sauce

These lean healthy chicken meatballs are oven baked in red wine sauce so that they remain juicy and bursting with flavor! A few things you might think when you hear that poultry has been substituted for the traditional beef, pork, and veal in these healthy chicken meatballs: These won’t be as good as the real thing These lean meatballs are destined to be dry There’s no way my spouse will eat “healthy” meatballs If I’m going to spend all afternoon making 2 dozen healthy meatballs, they better be amazing Well these...

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Superfood Drinks for Heart Health

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Nutrition | 1 comment

Superfood Drinks for Heart Health

What you eat and drink matter when it comes to a healthy heart. Check out these antioxidant-rich superfood drinks that can help protect your heart! Heart disease is the number 1 killer in America. What you eat and drink can make all the difference. In honor of American Heart Month this February, I’m sharing few antioxidant-rich superfood drinks that can help protect your heart!   Superfood Drinks for Heart Health Green Smoothie: Add heart-healthy ingredients like bright leafy greens, creamy avocado and fiber-rich flax or chia...

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5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Dessert, Recipes, Sides | 1 comment

5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam

Ahhh Sunday – a day to relax and relish in the final hours of the weekend. My Sundays always have an early, albeit lazy and slow, start (in attempt to get my sleep schedule back on track for the week ahead) supplemented with copious amounts of coffee. I spend the waking hours in the dark, bundled in blankets on the couch, working away at my laptop until the sun comes up. Then I either spend the morning in the kitchen testing recipes with my camera around my neck capturing tasty images in the morning sunlight or behind...

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