Category: Food & Nutrition

The Skinny Green Monster Smoothie from Skinnytaste.com


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I love smoothies, especially in the morning after a workout. Some of them can be calorie bombs and lack in nutritional value. I found one on one of my favorite blogs Skinnytaste.com called the Skinny Green Monster. With just a few simple ingredients you can refuel in a healthy way. The recipe below was taken … Continue reading The Skinny Green Monster Smoothie from Skinnytaste.com

Healthy Egg Salad


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Egg salad is a quick and easy option for lunch (for you and the kids).  Traditionally, egg salad is made with mayo, which isn’t so healthy and doesn’t have much nutritional value.  Eggs on the other hand are an excellent source of protein and rich in minerals (calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorous & iodine)  and vitamins … Continue reading Healthy Egg Salad

Cold Weather Meals


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Cold days like these call for a good, hot, hearty chili to warm the bones. Try this Turkey Chili Recipe and you will definitely be satisfied. I had some for lunch today and it was delicious! Combine a few simple ingredients and in no time your belly will be full, your body will be warm … Continue reading Cold Weather Meals

Just Add Some Rutabaga!


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Rutabaga, it is such a funny word. You often pass it in the grocery store, intrigued, yet you never take this cruciferous vegetable home to cook. Similar to a turnip, this larger, rounder, yellow/purple root vegetable is kind of intimidating. I mean do you see my daughters face in the picture above. But don’t let … Continue reading Just Add Some Rutabaga!

Thanksgiving Dinner: 6 Easy Ways to Cut Calories


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Reblogged from Shape.com: Your Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to spell doom for your healthy diet. One classic approach is to decide beforehand which Thanksgiving dishes you want to devote the most calories to and back off on the others, says Molly Morgan, R.D., C.N.D., author of The Skinny Rules. But an even easier way is … Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner: 6 Easy Ways to Cut Calories

Eat This to Ward Off Flu Season!


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While it may not be winter yet, it sure feels like it, so I want to pay tribute to Winter Squash, which is at it’s prime right now. With the cold weather comes flu season and winter squash is one of the richest sources of plant based anti-inflammatory nutrients such as omega 3s and beta-carotene, … Continue reading Eat This to Ward Off Flu Season!

Dinner Ideas – Turkey Meat Loaf


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The cooler weather calls for warm, hearty meals.  I’m thinking soups, roasts, meat loafs, you get the jest.  Comfort food is notorius for being not so healthy, but with a few ingredient swaps you can turn that not so healthy meal into something a little heathier, without sacrificing taste or that warm cozy feeling you get … Continue reading Dinner Ideas – Turkey Meat Loaf

My Favorite Thing About Halloween – Pumpkin Seeds!


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My favorite thing about halloween is the pumpkins! I love painting them, carving them and taking the seeds out to make yummy, delicious pumpkin seeds! Not only do they taste good, those little seeds are nutritional powerhouses. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of the minerals zinc and magnesium. Zinc is important for cell growth … Continue reading My Favorite Thing About Halloween – Pumpkin Seeds!

Baby Food Blends – Fall Favorites: Parsnips & Carrots


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When cooking for my 8 month old I like to use what’s in season and items I can find at my local farmers market. Right now carrots and parsnips are in season. So I took full advantage of these nutritious vegetables, whipped some up and combined them together for a delicious meal for my baby girl. … Continue reading Baby Food Blends – Fall Favorites: Parsnips & Carrots

Momosas – Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks for Expecting Moms – Enter GIVEAWAY!


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Mamas-to-be, don’t throw out the fancy glasses and coctail umbrellas just yet! MOMOSAS by Paul Knorr (purchase at Amazon.com ) serves up more than 130 tasty nonalcoholic cocktail recipes that are perfect for all you pregnant ladies who want to party in style. From Pina Coladas and Daiquiris to spritzers and sparklers, expectant moms can … Continue reading Momosas – Fun Alcohol-Free Drinks for Expecting Moms – Enter GIVEAWAY!