Build a Balanced Smoothie

Smoothies can be a balanced meal with the right components. Keep in mind the following major parts to a balanced smoothie: FruitVegetablesProteinFatLiquidFlavor add ins Tip: As a simple meal prep, pre-portion the following frozen ingredients into single serving containers to add to the blender on busy mornings. Add your liquids/refrigerated foods right to the blender. … Continue reading Build a Balanced Smoothie


Re-connecting to Motivation on your Health Journey

Many of us have the knowledge and information we need to make healthy choices & achieve better nutrition and physical fitness. We know the recommended amount of exercise and how many veggies to eat per day... So why are we not living our healthiest, most vibrant lives?! Various rewards are consciously and subconsciously motivating us … Continue reading Re-connecting to Motivation on your Health Journey

Starting a Vegetable Garden

The snow has melted and it’s time to start to plant your vegetable garden. Growing your own vegetables is an affordable way to incorporate more fresh produce into your diet. Gardening also helps you to get more exercise and is a natural stress reliever. Consider these tips when planting your garden his year: Prepare your … Continue reading Starting a Vegetable Garden

Best Foods to Donate to Food Pantries

In the United States, one in eight people struggles with food insecurity. This equates to 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Many food insecure Americans rely on food from local … Continue reading Best Foods to Donate to Food Pantries

Enhancing Nutrition Before Surgery

Did you know that up to 50% of patients are malnourished when they enter this hospital? This is problematic because malnutrition prolongs recovery, increases post-operative complications including death, and is associated with increased length of stay and hospital readmissions. Good nutrition before surgery is important to help with your recovery. Surgery increases stress on your … Continue reading Enhancing Nutrition Before Surgery

Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat the Lunches You Pack

There is nothing more frustrating for a parent than to spend time packing a healthy lunch for your child to find that it comes back home untouched. There are several common reasons why your child might not be eating lunch at school. Your child doesn’t like the foods you are packing. Your job as a … Continue reading Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat the Lunches You Pack

Is the Whole30 Diet Right for You?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Whole30 diet, which is a 30 day diet that promises to “reset” your body and “change your life.” This diet eliminates foods that cause inflammation and is said to eliminate cravings, rebalance hormones, cure digestive issues, and boost energy and immune function. All traces of sugar, grains, alcohol, dairy and … Continue reading Is the Whole30 Diet Right for You?

How Food Poisoning is Possible From Dining On The Desktop

Office workers should take note of a new survey conducted by the American Dietetic Association and Home Food Safety program of ConAgra Foods. In an attempt to save both time and money, 83% of Americans eat in their office cubicle. Failure to practice the proper food safety and hygiene could result in time and money … Continue reading How Food Poisoning is Possible From Dining On The Desktop

A Guide to Food Safety and Kitchen Clean Up

An essential part of preparing a meal is making sure to use the proper food safety techniques. Without proper safety protocols your food can become contaminated and pass along foodborne illnesses to whomever eats or comes in contact with it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 48 million Americans become sick … Continue reading A Guide to Food Safety and Kitchen Clean Up