Snack Ideas and Tips for Better Sleep

Posted November 20th, 2020

Sleep plays a pivotal role in cellular and muscular repair and regulation of hormones that can have an impact on our immune system, how we tackle the next day, and our waistline. There is a lot going on in the world right now and while we can’t control the external events around us, we can take […]


Building a Balanced Breakfast

Posted November 6th, 2020

Benefits of Breakfast: Kick-start the day by incorporating a heart-healthy breakfast! Not only is breakfast a wonderful opportunity to incorporate dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein towards meeting our daily nutritional needs, a well-balanced breakfast meal may boost energy and promote blood sugar control. The simple act of enjoying a nourishing breakfast before the busy […]


An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Posted November 2nd, 2020

Where did this saying come from? As early as the 1860’s in Wales, the original quote was “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Luckily for us, apples are now in season! Eating seasonally is a great way to can glean more nutrients from your food. […]


Pumpkin Season!

Posted October 27th, 2020

Halloween may look different this year but we can still decorate our homes and enjoy a favorite fall treat – pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. As you are carving your pumpkin, save the meaty flesh of your pumpkin for this yummy smoothie. It is ready in minutes and light on the calories. And don’t forget to […]


Alternatives for Outdoor Foods

Posted October 16th, 2020

Autumn has arrived, but that doesn’t mean outdoor dining has to end! You might be wondering what foods you could prepare that are healthy and tasty besides the typical grilled burgers and dogs or salads. One fan favorite is Tabbouleh Salad Wraps: Ingredients ½ cup bulgur wheat (if you have vacuum packed quinoa, you can […]


Zucchini everywhere

Posted October 9th, 2020

Zucchini is rich in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as magnesium and vitamin K, making them important for bone health. Zucchini can be consumed raw or cooked. Raw zucchini is wonderful for dipping with hummus, salsa or fat free dips. Grilled and roasted zucchini is a wonderful side dish when well-seasoned with garlic, […]


Kid Friendly Meals

Posted October 2nd, 2020

A good recipe to introduce some ethnic meals into your family is bibimpap. If you are not familiar with bibimpap, pronounced “ bee bum bap,” it is warmed rice served with sautéed vegetables, Korean spicy chili paste (can leave out) and protein of your choice. Each culture has their own version of one-pot meals such […]


How to Strengthen Your Immune System: Part 2

Posted September 18th, 2020

Yesterday, we learned how certain foods and changes to our diet can help boost our immune system, which is especially important during this pandemic. While the immune system generally does a great job of protecting the body from germs through its own processes and systems in place, we can work towards strengthening overall health, and […]


How to Strengthen Your Immune System: Part 1

Posted September 17th, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic and with flu season on its way, many are asking – how can I support and strengthen my immune system? While the immune system generally does a great job of protecting the body from germs through its own processes and systems in place, we can work towards strengthening overall […]


Vegetarian Recipes

Posted September 4th, 2020

Looking for ways to add more greens to your diet? Here are a few recipes to help you do just that. Garlicky Spinach Ingredients: 2 packages frozen spinach 4-6 cloves crushed garlic 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Microwave frozen spinach 5-7 minutes. Squeeze out liquid. Meanwhile, heat oil. […]