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Recording Now Available: Not All Carbs Are Created Equal Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University The category of “carbs” tends to be demonized and misunderstood. However, not all carbs are created equal. Click the link below to watch the webinar recording to learn more. Watch Recording Please note, the beginning of the recording contains audio feedback, please skip the first 15 seconds to avoid this.   To view additional webinar recordings, including Fad… Continue reading »

The relationship between our diets and our health goes beyond body weight. The food we ingest serves as fuel for our body to perform it’s best, which makes choosing foods that contain the vitamins and nutrients we need even more important for our body’s optimal health. With February being heart health awareness month, I wanted to draw attention to foods that support a healthy heart according to the Cleveland Clinic:1 Fish (salmon, tuna, trout, etc.) Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.)… Continue reading »

If you follow us on Instagram, you might have noticed there are a lot of yogurt posts. A lot. I didn’t actually realize this was a common theme until I was explaining my “yogurt snack” with someone recently and directed them to our Instagram page. What can I say, I love yogurt.  Too often, pre-packaged yogurt can be full of added sugars. As in, 25+grams of sugar per 4 ounce container type of full. However, there are naturally occurring sugars in… Continue reading »

The big game is on Sunday and whether you’re hosting a party, attending a party, or just watching at home, there is usually some “Superbowl food” involved. This year, stick to your Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less goals while still enjoying the game. Below are a few tips and healthy recipes. Plan ahead. We know the game is on Sunday night at 6:30pm ET, so we can eat small and healthy meals throughout the day to make sure we are not starving… Continue reading »

Spinach is one of my favorite green leafy vegetables – I can add a bag of spinach, raw or cooked, to any dish and I know I will love it! This includes wraps, sandwiches, pasta, quesadillas, etc. Sometimes, it is just spinach sautéed with Indian spices – yum! For this blog, I want to share my favorite pasta recipe with spinach. It’s super simple and tastes delicious. For some reason, the combination of spinach with mushrooms and pine nuts makes… Continue reading »

Soups are my favorite go-to during the winter season. I love almost any and all soup flavors, but I try to stick to broth-based instead of cream-based to make sure it fits within my calorie budget. I also love the simplicity of soups, many of them are easy to throw together (especially in the crock pot). To see my favorite soup recipes I have tried so far (and continue to make often), click here: Tried and True Recipes. Although many soups… Continue reading »

Are you looking for a really quick salad to bring to a party or to round out a holiday meal? I know I am always looking for something healthy, delicious, and colorful to take to a party. There will be plenty of sweets and cookies – I like to bring something healthy and delicious. You might remember this salad from Week 1 of the Holiday Challenge, but it is worth bringing up again because this salad fits the bill in… Continue reading »

This is the time of year when time feels short.  There is a lot of fun to be had –holiday parties, secret gift exchanges (and not-secret gift exchanges), favorite movies or productions to watch, and all the things to decorate!  All this merriment often means I stay up later than I intended and struggle to get “up and at ‘em” the following morning. To make sure I get myself started on the right foot, I make a week’s worth of oatmeal… Continue reading »

The holidays almost always include baking for my household. We try to keep it healthish as much as we can. I follow the Mediterranean diet pretty closely so that means very low sugar.  How can you make a Holiday special treat but limit sugar? Try these delicious Med Meringues. They are super delicious, packed with healthy nuts, easy to make, and have only ½ teaspoon of added sugar per cookie. Med Meringues Meringue cookies are usually just egg whites, flavoring and sugar. These… Continue reading »

This is a great muffin recipe that can be made gluten-free if needed by using gluten-free oats. I make these muffins almost every week to take in my lunch. It is a great way to get more nuts in your diet. Just a few ingredients and you have a delicious snack or breakfast. If you use almonds, sliced almonds work best. If you want the muffins to be more like a traditional muffin, you can process half of the oats… Continue reading »