• How You Can Help the Environment: Reduce YOUR Food Waste

    It seems that more than ever people are concerned about what they eat and where their food comes from. That’s a good thing right? Maybe. Of course, we should choose the foods we like and know are good for us. But what happens to the food that you turn your nose up at or throw away? That food that isn’t used – whether it is edible or not, goes into the landfill and has a significant [...]

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    Could You Be Vegan?

    October 10, 2017
    Could You Be Vegan?

    I recently came across something online (where else) called a “Vegan Challenge.” No meat, no milk, no animal anything for 30 days. This got me thinking… Is it really a “challenge” to be vegan? There are many types of vegetarianism, but people don’t always know that. When someone tells me they are vegetarian, I respond, “What kind?” Sometimes I get funny looks, but there are [...]

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    Seafood, Omega-3 and Mercury

    Seafood: Fish, Shellfish and More There is a lot of information about seafood and I find a lot of people get confused about what is good for them and what isn’t. Because of the confusion, I find people are choosing to skip seafood OR are choosing certain kinds thinking it is really, really healthy for them when it is just good for them. Here I want to clear up some of the confusion and hope [...]

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    Stop Blaming the Potato

    September 26, 2017
    Stop Blaming the Potato

    Have you ever heard: Potatoes are the same as sugar. Potatoes are like sugar Potatoes are full of sugar Potatoes just turn to sugar. All are saying basically the same thing – and I do tend to figuratively roll my eyes when I hear this. Sometimes I have actually rolled my eyes. Like with many things regarding nutrition, there is a little bit of truth to this, but not really. [...]

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    We are Still Human

    August 23, 2017
    We are Still Human

    What would you do if someone watched everything you ate? When you grocery shopped, people looked in your shopping cart and eyed your groceries, evaluating your selection? They see you in a restaurant, or “worse” a bakery and they casually come by to see what you are eating? You are at a meeting at work, a potluck or a social gathering and there is someone watching what you are eating – and [...]

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    Shop the Perimeter?

    August 23, 2017
    Shop the Perimeter?

    Want a copy of the information contained in this blog? Get the free download using the link at the end of this post. Grocery Store Rule: Shop the Perimeter? One of my least favorite things to do is to grocery shop. That maze of aisles, looking for that elusive product (where are the jars of roasted red peppers?), and the lines. Sometimes it takes my blood pressure soaring. Why isn’t there [...]

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    Is “Fresh” the “Best”?

    Is “Fresh” the “Best”? Sometimes you will hear that “fresh is best” referring to fruits and vegetables. When I tell people to eat more fruits and vegetables, and I say that a lot, I encourage a variety of colors regardless of fresh, frozen or canned. FRESH Want a summary of the information in this post. Look for the link at the end of this post. The original “fast food,”[...]

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    Carrot or the Stick

    August 23, 2017
    Carrot or the Stick

    Many of us have goals, resolutions, those things we know we should do or really want accomplish but something tends to get in the way. But MOTIVATION is a big part of us achieving the goals we have. There are two common approaches to this instilling motivation: the “carrot” approach and the “stick” approach. Let’s take the example of working on your fitness routine - moving [...]

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