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5 Healthy and Delicious Side Dishes for the 4th of July

It is that time of year for backyard barbeques as we celebrate summer and the 4th of July!  Whether you are hosting or bringing a dish to a party, consider bringing healthy, but most importantly delicious side dishes to share with everyone.  Here are five of my favorites: Confetti Bean Salad – Enjoy this fresh and delicious […]

8 Quick and Delicious Recipes to Enjoy Spinach

In honor of National Spinach Day on March 26th…who knew?…I wanted to share eight tasty and easy recipes to enjoy spinach! Spinach is so versatile and easily added to so many dishes.  Since it is such a delicate green, it does not require much, if any, cooking time.  It can either be enjoyed raw or […]

Happy Planksgiving!  30 days of Thanks and Planks

It’s Thanksgiving!  What a great time to give gratitude for family, friends, colleagues, and a support system that is absolutely crucial to keeping us upright…our core! Be sure to check out the plank modifications and challenges below to create a challenge that works for you. My aerobics instructor shared that she was doing a Planksgiving […]

Tracking Still Works

Tracking is once again a winner when it comes to helping us achieve and maintain a healthy weight.  Tracking has long been a key strategy included in most weight management programs, including the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes programs.  Writing down everything that we are eating and […]

My favorite sprouted grain—Ezekiel English muffins

First, it might be helpful to share a little background on sprouted grains. Some experts say that there is an advantage to harvesting the sprout during the germinating process that helps increase the nutrients that are available to the body such as folate, iron, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium and protein. These nutrients are also available in whole […]

More Reasons to NOT Skip Breakfasts

I don’t know about you, but the recent research around breakfast has been very confusing to me. Originally, it was considered to be the ‘most important meal of the day.’ Then the evidence around the importance of breakfast for overall health and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight became mixed as intermittent fasting started to […]

Healthy Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

This is a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious pumpkin dessert that can be eaten as a snack or dessert around the holidays or really anytime you are craving the flavor of pumpkin.  If you need the crunch of the crust, feel free to layer the bottom of your bowl or sprinkle the top with graham […]

Roasted Delicata Squash

DELicata Squash is DELicious

Move over butternut and acorn squash. Now for something…more delicate?  Delicata squash is a winter squash also referred to as “sweet potato squash”.  It has a creamy texture, sweet flavor, and roasts beautifully in the oven. We recently tried delicata squash as a side dish with salmon and it was DELicious!  As the name implies, the skin […]

Bean Salad

Favorite Summertime Salad – Confetti Bean

This has become a favorite cook-out side dish recipe and has a record of close to 10 consecutive appearances at summertime Nordby family cookouts.  I usually serve this with Tostitos Scoops chips but can also be a star solo act.  Double the recipe for lots of left-overs that go quickly in my house. Ingredients 1 […]