Acai Berry

  This berry has been a traditional food and medicine of Amazon basin tribes for centuries, only recently coming to be common on United States shelves. Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berry is a small, round, dark purple fruit obtained from…

The Eggstraordinary Egg | Perfect Hard Boiled Egg Recipe

Unfortunately, eggs got a bad rap many years back and this food myth just doesn’t seem to go away. But not only are eggs an inexpensive protein source, they are also much better for you than once thought. So let’s put this food myth to…
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Are you D-ficient? Why Vitamin D is so important!

Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, is vitally important for your health. Some of the many health benefits of Vitamin D include: • Protection against bone thinning, which is a common reason older adults are more vulnerable to bone…
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Are Canned Vegetables Healthy? {Quick 4 Bean Salad Recipe}

February is national canned food month and although you often hear that fresh is best, it’s important to rememberthat when it comes to nutrition, all forms of vegetables count, whether fresh, frozen, or canned. Canned vegetables provide…
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Hot Dish? Cashew Chicken Casserole Recipe {Easy Chicken Casserole Recipes}

A casserole is a complete meal in a dish that can provide good nourishment and comfort during these cold winter evenings. One Dish casseroles also lighten up the dish load. But depending on the ingredients you use, your casserole can either…
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Nutritious Citrus! Citrus and Mint Salad Recipe {Healthy Fruit Salad Recipe}

Just when winter colds creep up on us, delicious sniffle-fighting citrus fruit comes into season. Citrus fruit is high in many nutrients including vitamin C, which helps fight infection and inflammation, and keeps your skin looking healthy.…
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Dark Chocolate Fondue for Two {Valentine’s Day Recipe}

We’ve talked previously about the health benefits of cocoa and the health benefits of strawberries. Today, I’d like to show you how to put them together for a delicious Valentine’s Day treat. This delicious recipe for Fondue for Two comes…
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Is Hot Cocoa Healthy or Not? Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

In light of the winter storm that hit across the Midwest yesterday, I decided to re post this delicious recipe and video on how to make healthier homemade hot chocolate! Enjoy, and stay warm. Homemade hot chocolate brings back fond memories…
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White Bean and Kielbasa Soup Recipe {Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipe}

Today, I would like to show you how to make a delicious and satisfying white bean and kielbasa soup that’s easy to make in your slow cooker. We’ve talked previously about cooking beans in your slow cooker and about kielbasa. This soup…
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5 New Year’s Resolutions that Actually Work: Don’t go on a Diet!

A New Year always brings about the topic of New Year's Resolutions to lose weight. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I truly want you to have a Healthy and Happy 2015, but in order to do so, I encourage you to throw out the idea of going…
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Pear Nutrition Facts & Easy Baked Pear Recipe

December is national pear month and a great time to celebrate all that sweet winter pears have to offer. Pears are one of the most popular fruits in the US, falling just behind apples in popularity. Pears come in many varieties including…
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Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Almonds Recipe {Are nuts good for you? Nut Nutrition Facts}

Nuts provide protein and are a rich source of monounsaturated heart-healthy fats, which can lower bad cholesterol and even reduce heart disease risk. Nuts and almonds also provide vitamin E, folate, potassium and essential nutrients like copper…
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Kielabasa One Dish Supper with potatoes, onions and green peppers

Winter seems to have set in, and garden fresh produce is a thing of the past now, until spring comes again. So it’s time to get out our root vegetables and enjoy them in some heartier winter meals. Root vegetables pair well with lots of different…