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!

How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Heart Healthy, Nutrition Education | 0 comments

How to Build a Heart Healthy Meal

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 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 eating habits is a NO BRAINER. At each and every meal, you have the opportunity to take one step closer to long-term heart disease prevention simply by choosing healthy...

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Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Gluten-Free, Low Sodium, Recipes, Side Dish, Sugar-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan, Weight Loss | 0 comments

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

Another heart-healthy summer recipe comin’ atcha! This tomato basil mozzarella salad is the perfect simple side to any summer meal. If you asked me if I make this salad 100 times every summer, I’d say yes…well just about anyways.   It’s the kind of salad you can toss together in a pinch while still impressing guests at a picnic. And the best part is, you don’t really have to measure anything. Win win. This tomato basil mozzarella salad is what summer taste like to me. You’ve got juicy...

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What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Heart Healthy, Nutrition Education | 0 comments

What Exactly is a Heart Healthy Diet?

One strong, healthy heart to power you through life’s adventures. Who doesn’t want that? Sold. Sign me up! And the best part is, it comes at one low price – FREEEEEE!   Call it what you want. The heart healthy diet. The cardiac diet. The DASH Diet.The Mediterranean Diet. The Nordic Diet. Whatever, it’s your life. No matter how you slice and dice it, you end up with the same heart healthy eating principles, which is what REALLY matters. Download What is a Heart Healthy Diet PDF   My husband and I both come...

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Skinny Chicken Meatballs with Red Wine Sauce

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

Skinny Chicken Meatballs with Red Wine Sauce

A few things you might think when you hear that poultry has been substituted for the traditional beef, pork, and veal in a meatball: 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 Skinny Chicken Meatballs are here to make all of your dreams come true. They are juicy, zesty, and busting with flavor as if they came out of...

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Superfood Drinks for Heart Health

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Healthy Living, Inforgraphic | 0 comments

Superfood Drinks for Heart Health

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 beverages that can help protect your heart! Green Smoothie: Add heart-healthy ingredients like bright leafy greens, creamy avocado and fiber-rich flax or chia seeds to your next green smoothie. Leafy greens like spinach and kale contain nutrients that prevent plaque buildup in blood vessels. Avocado provides healthy monounsaturated fats that reduce bad...

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5-Ingredient Raspberry Lemon Chia Jam

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Dessert, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Vegetarian & Vegan | 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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How to Organize a Healthy Kitchen

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

How to Organize a Healthy Kitchen

Happy New Year! Are you starting off the New Year with health and nutrition goals in mind? Well, a healthy body starts in the kitchen. I think the saying is “you get fit at the gym and you lose weight in the kitchen.”  Am I right? Well if you ask me, a healthy kitchen is one that is clean, well-organized and always stocked with the right foods to keep you on track. Photography credit: Courtney Michelle Photography  I start every New Year off with a deep clean of my kitchen and a thorough audit of my cupboards, pantry...

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Healthy Pantry Staples

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

Healthy Pantry Staples

Resolving to improve your eating habits in 2017? Equip yourself for success with a pantry audit. Pull everything out of your cupboards and assess each item through a health-conscious lens. Toss what you don’t need and stock up on healthy ingredients. Why is this important? Because the foods you have available in your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer determine what you will eventually cook for quick weeknight meals and will encourage you to try new recipes from your favorite healthy cookbooks. Streamline your grocery list, foster...

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Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2016

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2016

It’s my favorite time of year – my annual healthy cookbook roundup! And with Black Friday right around the corner, it’s time to start shopping! Whether you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for that special someone or simply seeking inspiration to impress your guests this season, I’ve done the research for you and identified the best healthy cookbooks of 2016! This year, my roundup just happens to highlight some of the amazing published work from many talented healthy food bloggers in the blogosphere!...

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Healthy Living | 0 comments

Healthy Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween! If all of the sugary candy and treats this season scare you, try one of these creative healthy Halloween foods instead! Be sure to check out our tips for How to Have a Healthy Halloween and avoid cavities and weight gain throughout during this fun holiday. Halloween Yogurt Bark – Freezing yogurt (even the non-dairy kind!) creates a breakable bark similar to chocolate without all the sugar. Add fruit and homemade monster googly eyes for a festive look! Owl Rice Cake Snacks – I love everything about...

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