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…
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Let’s Relish the Radish: How to choose, store and enjoy fresh radishes

What’s not to like about this bright, bite-sized, zesty veggie? Radishes are eager to pop up in the Spring – they take only a few weeks to go from seeds to table-ready! Harvest or shop for radishes that are bright red and approximately…
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Strawberry Nutrition {Easy Shortcake Recipe}

Oh, the strawberry – it is no wonder it’s the world’s most popular berry, with its luscious red color and delicious sweetness! But, the taste of strawberries isn’t the only sweet deal; this member of the rose family has only 46 calories…
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The chives have arrived! Easy Parmesan Red Potatoes

Spring is officially here and chives have arrived!  Chives are a native herb resembling hollow blades of grass and are the smallest member of the onion family. Like their relatives the onions and garlic, they contain the same volatile, sulfur-containing…
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A perfect Quiche for Easter Brunch! {Why breakfast is so important}

  Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day! A nutritious breakfast not only provides you the energy you need to tackle your day, eating breakfast also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Since I’ve been a dietitian,…
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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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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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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…