Healthy Living

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How to Organize a Healthy Kitchen

How to Organize a Healthy Kitchen

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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...

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Healthy Pantry Staples

Healthy Pantry Staples

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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...

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Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2016

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2016

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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...

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats

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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...

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What’s In Season – Fall Produce Recipes

What’s In Season – Fall Produce Recipes

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The crisp and colorful months of September, October and November are the perfect time to embrace dark leafy greens and sweet starchy fruits! Our fall produce chart and healthy colorful fall recipes will keep you inspired while you enjoy the everything from the changing autumn leaves to weekend football tailgating. Learn more about the importance of seasonal produce here. We also...

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What’s In Season – Summer Produce Recipes

What’s In Season – Summer Produce Recipes

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The warm and humid months of June, July and August are the perfect time to embrace sweet and juicy summer tomatoes and berries! Our summer produce chart and healthy colorful summer recipes will keep you inspired while you enjoy the sunny outdoors by the grill or at the pool. Learn more about the importance of seasonal produce here. We also have a spring produce guide, fall produce guide...

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What’s In Season – Spring Produce Recipes

What’s In Season – Spring Produce Recipes

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The cool sunny (sometimes rainy – or even snowy here in Chicago…) months of March, April and May are the perfect time to embrace delicate spring greens and refreshing fruits! Our spring produce chart and healthy colorful spring recipes will keep you inspired while you wait for those April showers to bring May flowers. Learn more about the importance of seasonal produce here. Check...

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How to Create a Healthy Easter Dinner Menu

How to Create a Healthy Easter Dinner Menu

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Deciding what to serve your friends and family for Easter Sunday can be a daunting task, especially if you’re hosting health-conscious guests or individuals with dietary restrictions. We’ve created the following framework to help you build a well-rounded, healthy Easter dinner menu including a couple nutritious recipes that all of your guests will love this holiday. Serving brunch instead...

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National Nutrition Month Spring Green Recipes

National Nutrition Month Spring Green Recipes

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March is National Nutrition Month and we have delicious spring green recipes to help you celebrate! NNM is a nutrition education and information campaign aimed at bringing attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In light of this year’s NNM theme, Savor the Flavor of Eating Right (and in lieu of St. Patrick’s Day), I...

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12 Tips for Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

12 Tips for Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

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Week nights can be hectic and difficult to plan for. An unpredictable turn of events (say the boss asks you to stay late at work, the nanny calls in sick, after-school programs are cancelled) can change a well-thought-out plan to cook a healthy dinner into an emergency drive-thru meal. But a few simple tips can keep you on track even during your busiest hour – allowing you to create quick and...

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What to See and Eat in Austin

What to See and Eat in Austin

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We recently took a short vacation to Texas! It was our first time visiting and we took plenty of recommendations from our friends on what to see and eat in Austin. Given the city’s extraordinary foodie culture, I’ll be totally honest – I did not make the healthiest of food choices while I was there. However, with a partner in crime to share delicious treats with and countless miles walked...

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What’s In Season – Winter Produce Recipes

What’s In Season – Winter Produce Recipes

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Seasonality is about the pursuit of flavors. During the chilly months of December, January and February, many at-home chefs become uninspired by winter fruits and vegetables. But there are far more seasonal produce options during these months than the standard potatoes and onions. Our winter produce chart and healthy winter recipes will keep you inspired until spring! Check out our spring...