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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…

5 New Year’s Resolutions that Actually Work: Don’t go on a Diet!

A new year always brings about the topic of resolutions to lose weight. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I truly want you to have a healthy and happy year, but in order to do so, I encourage you to throw out the idea of going on a New…
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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…
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How are Baby Carrots Made? {Chad’s buttery thyme fresh carrot recipe}

Bright orange, crunchy, and just a little sweet – carrots are one of nature’s best snack foods. Carrots are a root vegetable and are incredibly versatile in recipes. Carrots star in entrees, soups, salads, breads and even desserts like carrot…
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5 Simple Rules for serving a Safe Holiday Buffet {How long can food sit at room temperature?}

This time of year, it’s popular to celebrate holidays by inviting friends or family over for a special holiday buffet. However, leaving food out for long periods of time can result unintended guests such as bacteria that can make you sick…
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Easy & Elegant Cranberry Sauce Recipe {learn about cranberry health benefits}

Cranberries are in season October through December and are always a favorite during the holidays. Cranberries are are richly hued, rich in flavor and rich in nutrients. In fact, cranberries have some of the highest antioxidant levels among edible…
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How to Cook Dried Beans in a Slow-Cooker {my super simple zippy pinto bean recipe}

Dried beans are an economical source of protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Dried beans are also much cheaper then canned beans and when using dried beans instead of canned beans, you and you can control the amount of sodium you use and limit…
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How to Make a Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe (cooking video)

Fall is in the air, and with the change of colors sometimes the desire for heartier foods comes right along. And for me that means I am hungry for hearty soups and pumpkin pie! And of course, some Fall flavored teas from Teavana, while they're…
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How to Offer Healthier Halloween Treats – without being the neighborhood Witch!

Every year about this time, grocery store shelves are lined with delicious little treats for the spooky little ghosts and goblins that will soon be knocking at your door. And although occasional treats can be enjoyed by everyone, it seems to…