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!

3 Healthy Kitchen Tips to Make Cooking Easy

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Nutrition, Resources | 0 comments

3 Healthy Kitchen Tips to Make Cooking Easy

Use these three simple, healthy kitchen tips to help you cook healthy and lose weight in your very own kitchen! You can get fit at the gym, but you lose weight in the kitchen. And a healthy body starts in the kitchen. But you don’t need a state-of-the-art dream kitchen to get there. These healthy kitchen tips will help you achieve a clean, well-organized and thoroughly stocked environment that will make cooking healthy meals easy! 3 Healthy Kitchen Tips I start every New Year off with a deep clean of my kitchen...

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Must-Have Kitchen Essentials – Food Storage

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Nutrition, Resources | 0 comments

Must-Have Kitchen Essentials – Food Storage

Make sure those healthy leftovers don’t go to waste by using one of these must-have food storage containers for your kitchen! The way you store your food is just as important as the way you prepare it. Leftovers can be a lifesaver on a busy day and a freshly-packed healthy lunch can help your body and your wallet. But all of those hours you spend cooking and meal prepping can go to waste if food isn’t sealed, labeled, and stored properly. So whether you need air-tight, leak-proof, freezer-friendly or microwave-safe, I’ve...

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Best Food Blogger Cookbooks

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Cookbooks | 1 comment

Best Food Blogger Cookbooks

If you love healthy food bloggers as much as I do, you’ll love recipes from these best food blogger cookbooks of the year!  Whether you are looking for the perfect healthy gift idea or seeking healthy additions to your cookbook collection, I’ve identified the best healthy food blogger cookbooks from some of my all-time favorite bloggers this year (including a couple extras)! This list of healthy food blogger cookbooks highlights some of the amazing published work from many talented, nutritious bloggers in the...

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Healthy Halloween Food

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Recipes, Snacks | 0 comments

Healthy Halloween Food

Halloween and healthy are not usually two words that go together in the same sentence. But that’s no excuse to try and eat healthy! Start with this healthy Halloween food. If the thought of trying to avoid sugary candy this time of year scares you, try some of this creative healthy Halloween food!  And instead of turning to sugar, enjoy the holiday in other ways – get moving at a local corn maze, pumpkin patch, haunted house or as part of a themed fun run. Personally my favorite part about Halloween is binge-watching all of the...

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What’s In Season – Fall Produce Guide

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Nutrition, Resources | 2 comments

What’s In Season – Fall Produce Guide

What’s in season for fall? Our fall produce guide and healthy fall recipes will inspire you to eat with the seasons while you watch the autumn leaves turn. The crisp and colorful months of September, October and November are the perfect time to embrace dark leafy greens and sweet starchy fruits! Whether you are going apple picking, savoring the last days of the farmer’s markets, or cooking up a seasonal menu for your next football party, let this fall produce guide and list of healthy fall recipes be your north star!   Fall...

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Top 10 FNCE Tips for Dietitians

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Top 10 FNCE Tips for Dietitians

Whether this is your first year to the conference or you are a seasoned FNCE veteran, below are ten FNCE tips to consider before you go! It’s that time of year! Dietitians from around the nation have FNCE fever and are gearing up for the biggest event of the year – the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE)! Will you be there? With nearly 10,000 dietitians attending annually, FNCE hosts over 400 food and beverage exhibitors and 130 research and educational presentations, lectures, panel...

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What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What Does Allergy-Free Mean?

With food allergies on the rise, brands and recipe developers are using terms like “gluten-free”, “grain-free”, “soy-free”and more. But what do all of these claims represent and what ingredients are they actually avoiding? What does “allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” even mean? “Allergy-free” and “allergy-friendly” are claims most commonly placed on food products or recipes that are free from the eight most common food allergens in the United States, as...

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Healthy Football Party Recipes

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Appetizer, Recipes | 0 comments

Healthy Football Party Recipes

Embrace nutritious fruits and veggies on game day with one of  these healthy, plant-based, vegetarian football party recipes! Football season is finally here! There’s something about the crisp fall weather and friends coming together to cheer on their favorite team that’s simply magical. And then there’s the food. Oh man, the food. Football party recipes are traditionally unhealthy – you’ve got your fried chicken wings, loaded baked potatoes and pigs wrapped in blankets. Wash it all down with a few beers and you’re bound to have a...

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Sun-dried Tomato and Garlic Super Seed Crackers

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Recipes, Snacks | 0 comments

Sun-dried Tomato and Garlic Super Seed Crackers

These easy gluten-free seed crackers are bursting with flavor and heart-healthy sunflower, sesame, hemp, chia and pumpkin seeds! These gluten-free seed crackers are made by pressing together oats, sun-dried tomatoes, nutritious seeds and the perfect combination of herbs and spices to create a pizza-flavored snack with a chewy texture that can’t be beat! Don’t let the beauty of these gluten-free seed crackers fool you! These healthy crackers look like something you might find in a high-end bakery, but...

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Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Drinks, Recipes | 0 comments

Cherry Lime Chia Fresca

Can you believe it’s already August? I can’t. I refuse to acknowledge that summer is coming to an end…mostly because the weather in Chicago continues to be hot with a capital H with no signs of cooling down anytime soon. In effort to stay cool, we’re guzzling down anything chilled over ice these days, including this Cherry Lime Chia Fresca!   Yup. This summer beverage is a thing of beauty and packed with all of the right nutrients. Fibrous chia seeds are soaked in antioxidant-rich...

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