• FEBRUARY 6, 2014
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    What’s Your Breakfast?

    What’s Your Breakfast?

    Do you start your day with breakfast? People who skip breakfast often weigh more. Eating a nutrient-dense breakfast may help you lose weight and keep it off. 

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    • JULY 31, 2020
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    Vegan Banana Bread Coffee Cake

    A hearty vegan recipe that doesn’t skimp on the flavor!

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    • AUGUST 7, 2018
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    Try the Pinto to Pack More Folic Acid into Your Day

    Pinto beans pack a healthy dose of Folate (Folic Acid), vitamin B9. Try this delicious recipe featuring pinto beans to add more folic acid into your day!

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    • JUNE 27, 2014
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    There is no MAGIC BULLET: No Single Food Will Ensure Health or Weight Loss

    Nutrition is defined as the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good Nutrition then is an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity (a cornerstone of health).            – The World Health Organization There are so many factors that go into our health and weight beyond just food.

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    • APRIL 3, 2014
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    The Right Portion Size for the Right Body Size

    Does squeezing into your workout clothes feel like a workout in and of itself? Before give up all together or swear off eating everything but baby carrots, consider this: The culprit behind weight gain may not be what you’re eating, but how much. If, on a daily basis, you eat just 100 extra calories over

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    • JUNE 21, 2019
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    Tasty Black Bean Salad

    This easy recipe can be used as a side dish or as a salsa for your favorite chip!

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    • APRIL 23, 2014
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    Tahini Broccoli Salad with Cashews

     You want to incorporate more vegetables into your day, but … Well, it is time to stop the excuses and start finding solutions. When you think vegetable, the thought doesn’t always have to be the same thing you had every night growing up; it also doesn’t have to mean the special vegetable casserole your great aunt used to bring to holiday

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    • JUNE 29, 2020
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    Summer Smoothie Bowls

    Missing those delicious smoothie bowls from your favorite juice shop? Make your own with these 3 simple recipes!

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    • JULY 3, 2018
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    Summer Food Safety

    Be sure to follow these 4 easy steps to food safety to ensure that your summer festivities go off without a hitch!

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    • JULY 17, 2018
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    Summer Food Favorites!

    Summer is the grilling time of the year. Check out this recipe for some grilling inspiration! 

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    • AUGUST 15, 2019
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    Stop To Taste the Apples

    Have you ever been so hungry that you ate your meal at rapid speed and you didn’t really taste it? If you said “yes,” you’re not alone.

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    • APRIL 9, 2020
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    Stocking Up On Fruit and Veggies? Don’t Overlook Those Cans!

    Canned produce can be a great way to help us eat a healthy and varied diet, especially when food options may be limited.

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    • AUGUST 28, 2014
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    Stay on Track This Labor Day

    Labor Day weekend the unofficial end of summer and an extra day to celebrate. Many of us want to enjoy this time, but celebrations like this often come with tons of unhealthy food and lots of drinks. But you don’t have to let a holiday weekend throw you off track! Yes, this weekend many of

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    • APRIL 30, 2019
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    Spring Recipe – Spinach, Hummus, and Bell Pepper Wraps

    Try this colorful, fresh and flavor-packed meal with a Mediterranean flair!

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    • MARCH 31, 2019
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    Spring Clean Your Diet

    It was a long winter, and now’s the perfect time for spring cleaning—your eating habits!

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    • DECEMBER 16, 2014
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    Should You “Diet”?

    As we get closer and closer to the New Year many of us are starting to consider our New Year’s Resolutions. Undoubtedly, many of us will choose a weight related resolution. However, have you ever stopped to think that maybe as we continue to set the same resolutions year after year that our ideas about

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    • SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
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    Sesame Chicken Buddha Bowl

    Check out this recipe that’s both nutritious and delicious!

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    • OCTOBER 18, 2013
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    Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots in Mustard Sauce

    Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots in Mustard Sauce

    These veggies are sweet, savory and crunchy, just perfect for the Fall season! Get recipe

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    • JANUARY 17, 2014
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    Reversing Preschool Obesity and Encouraging Health for Life

    There has been an increase in childhood obesity in the United States. In fact, 10% of preschool children (2-5 years) are overweight and more than 15% of children and adolescents ages 6-19 are overweight. Due to the adverse health costs of childhood obesity, the risk for overweight children to become obese adults and the lifelong

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    • DECEMBER 30, 2014
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    reSolutions

    It is almost the new year and many of us are starting to feel the pressure of listing their resolutions for making change. Yet in the back of our minds we see year after year of good intentions not quite make it to reality. In fact, it is estimated the only around 40% of us

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    • SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
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    Putting a “Fruitful” Spin on an Old Favorite

    In many workplaces, healthy food options are typically lacking. So, finding ways to increase your fruit intake may require a little creativity…

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    • JULY 14, 2020
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    Pink Vegan Pancakes with Chia Pudding

    Try out this colorful take on a beloved breakfast treat!

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    • OCTOBER 16, 2017
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    Oodles of Noodles

    Most of us have heard of the numerous health benefits of eating your vegetables. In addition to their abundant fiber content…

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    • FEBRUARY 20, 2019
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    Olive Oil: What Are the Benefits?

    Ever wonder why olive oil is considered a healthy cooking ingredient?

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    • SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
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    Mouth-Watering Black Bean Burgers

    We’re counting down the days for Fall season, but if you’re still stuck in Summer mode, here is a delicious recipe for a nutritious black been patty on the grill.

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    • DECEMBER 12, 2017
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    Most Important Meal of the Day

    It is important to make breakfast a priority…

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    • DECEMBER 6, 2019
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    Mix It Up With Fruits and Veggies!

    We’ve all heard some of the wonderful ways that fruits and vegetables can help us! One fun way to bump up our intake is to add in produce we don’t usually reach for at the store.

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    • NOVEMBER 19, 2018
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    Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season

    Maintaining good health doesn’t have to mean sacrificing all of the family dinners, office potlucks, and holiday treats we love…

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    • JANUARY 25, 2019
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    Low Sodium Curried Pork Tenderloin in Apple Cider

    Looking for ways to reduce sodium in your diet, without reducing the flavor? Check out this delicious recipe for Curried Pork Tenderloin in Apple Cider!

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    • OCTOBER 23, 2015
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    Kitchen Counter Making You Fat?

      Could your kitchen counter be making you fat?  Sticking to a healthy diet is often easier said than done. Now a new study suggests that the foods sitting out on your kitchen counter could be making the task even harder. Sticking to a healthy diet is often easier said than done. Now a new study suggests that

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    • APRIL 22, 2019
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    Kid-Approved Spinach Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    Here’s a healthy recipe that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser with kids and adults alike!

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    • MAY 12, 2020
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    It’s Watermelon Time!

    Many people have fond memories of enjoying a slice of icy cold watermelon on a hot summer’s day. Luckily here in Florida, the peak of watermelon season is now!

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    • AUGUST 26, 2019
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    Hearty Apple Muffins

    Check out this recipe for an easy to make treat that’s perfect for any time of day!

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    • DECEMBER 17, 2018
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    Healthy Holiday Hummus

    Try this delicious take on a healthy favorite!

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    • JUNE 20, 2018
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    Healthy Eating in the Workplace

    We all like to indulge in workplace luncheons to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and team accomplishments. But a recent study suggests that you might want to think twice about your food choices…

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    • MAY 7, 2014
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    Gingered Blueberry-Melon Toss

    Enjoy this refreshing fruit salad, just in time for warmer weather! Gingered Blueberry-Melon Toss 4 servings 1/2 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger grated (or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger) 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 1 cup diced honeydew melon 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain

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    • SEPTEMBER 4, 2019
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    Fruit & Veggies – More Matters Month

    Here are some tips on how to eat more fruits and vegetables without making big changes to your usual diet.

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    • MARCH 19, 2014
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    Family Night Fish Tacos

    I am always looking for new ways to incorporate healthy and easy fish meals. Plus who doesn’t enjoy making a taco?! On a busy night this is the ultimate fast food dinner– because it’s fast and easy to make. Use whole grain tortillas for a well rounded meal!              

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    • SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
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    Eating Healthy While Dining Out

    You might find it difficult to stay on track and monitor your eating habits, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. When choosing to dine out, however, there are a few things you should try to keep in mind to keep your fitness goals on track.

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    • MAY 24, 2019
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    Eat Those Veggies!

    Do you know how many servings of veggies you should aim for each day?

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    • JANUARY 14, 2019
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    Eat This, Not That (Sodium Edition)

    Have you considered how much sodium is already in your food before it gets to the table? Here are some tips to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet…

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    • JULY 9, 2014
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    Diets are Out

    No, this doesn’t mean we no longer need to worry about our weight – rather that there is a new and better way to lose weight. It seems more and more people are realizing a lifestyle change is needed to reach our leaner, healthier, happier selves. This is great news because focusing on specific diet plans or the latest fad diet

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    • MARCH 8, 2019
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    Diabetic-Friendly Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

    Looking for a healthy appetizer or a guilt-free snack? You’ve come to the right place!

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    • APRIL 20, 2020
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    Crazy About Quinoa

    Quinoa is inexpensive, tasty, nutritious, and simple to cook. Check out this recipe to get you started!

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    • MAY 23, 2014
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    Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas

    As the spring season starts to wind down and the Florida weather starts to warm up, it is the perfect time for one of my favorite vegetables sugar snap peas, with their sweet edible pods and peas. Raw or cooked they are a fantastic addition to so many things from snacks, salads and soups to

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    • JUNE 6, 2017
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    Cauliflower No-Crust Quiche Recipe

    The typical saying is that the greener the vegetable the more nutritious it is, however, there are certain exceptions to this rule. Cauliflower is white but has the nutrients of the greenest

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    • APRIL 15, 2014
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    Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries and Walnuts

    Brussels sprouts have somehow gotten a bad reputation. If you, like so many other people I know, hate dislike the Brussels sprout, it’s probably due to the fact that they were boiled, steamed, or otherwise prepared in a way that made them, well, just downright icky! Although I one of my favorite ways to cook

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    • JUNE 4, 2014
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    Blueberry Garlic Sauce and Salmon

    Blueberry Garlic Sauce and Salmon This recipe is not only delicious but extremely nutritious AND easy! Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins C, E, riboflavin, niacin, and folate. What more could you want?! Serves: 4 Serving size: 4 ounce filet and 1/4 cup of sauce Ingredients: 4 4-ounce fresh or frozen skinless salmon

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    • JUNE 13, 2014
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    Artificial Sweeteners – To use or Not to use?

    Recently I received a great question that many of you may also be questioning. So I figured why not share it with you! Question: Are sugar substitutes really ok to use to cut calories and sugar intake, and what about diet sodas are they ok? All of the information I’m hearing makes it sound as if they are almost

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    • JULY 3, 2013
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    Ana’s Testimonial

    Ana’s Testimonial

    For my 45th birthday, my son wanted to buy me a dress. We went shopping and I loved the clothes and style in every store we entered, but they did not have plus sizes or the style did not fit me or look good and it was depressing. When we finally found a dress my

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    • NOVEMBER 16, 2018
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    All About Pumpkin

    In addition to tasting great, pumpkin has many surprising health benefits as well!

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