Blog Profile / Balanced Health and Nutrition

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Archived Since:January 18, 2009

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Celebrate Gratitude With a Healthy Twist: Breakfast Strata, Corn Chowder, Roasted Cranberries

Thanksgiving is only days away but the holiday season is just kicking off! I love this time of year because it’s all about gratitude – celebrating with good friends, family – and of course, FOOD. Check out my recent TV appearance where...Show More Summary

7 Gifts that Spark Joy

Did you know that we are actually happier when we enjoy experiences more than “things”, meaning it’s more about the people we’re with than the gift we get. If you’re like me, this time of year brings out my innermost giver. I want to...Show More Summary

3 Festive Thanksgiving Feast Ideas to Boost Flavor and Nutrition

Thanksgiving is almost here! I love this time of year because it’s all about gratitude – celebrating with good friends, family – and of course, FOOD, which is a meaningful part of our traditions. Don’t waste time on thinking about “food rules” and what you can or can’t eat. Show More Summary

Give the Greater Gift of Gratitude

Disclosure: Post Foods compensated me for this blog post. Whom are You Grateful For? November is a perfect time to express gratitude. It is the giving of thanks. As we enter this season of busy-ness and plans, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed...Show More Summary

5 Tricks to Treating Yourself on Halloween

There’s nothing scarier than approaching Halloween (or any holiday) with a mindset that you can’t join in on any of the fun. But how do you go in with a plan that makes you feel good November 1st? You try my five tricks (my treat for...Show More Summary

Stress Less on Family Dinner – A Playbook for Parents

Ahhhh… Dinner. It’s not just about eating. A shared meal is a place to reconnect with each other after a busy day of buzzing around in opposite directions (a key ingredient for better health and happiness for everyone).  Yet, even though...Show More Summary

Fall Weather Recipes: Pumpkin Soup, Vegetarian Chili, Easy Tacos, Lamb Pizza

Bring On the Pumpkin When September hits we are all about the pumpkin. I started my “Healthy and Fit for Fall” TV segment with this savory Caribbean pumpkin curry soup recipe. It partially gets me in the mood for fall and partially takes me back to the Islands. Show More Summary

Your Healthy Eating Habits are Ruining My Good Time

  Tonight’s the night. You finally landed reservations at the hottest new dining spot in town and have invited a group of friends to join. You’re glancing over the elaborate menu when the waiter brings by what looks like freshly made warm bread and whipped butter. Show More Summary

What Should We Do About #DearFatPeople?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, by now you’ve have heard of, read about, or watched the offensive and shaming #DearFatPeople video. If you haven’t, you probably have at least seen one of the responses. There is...Show More Summary

Try These Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Unfortunately summer is beginning to come to an end. In order to celebrate the slow transition into fall, try making these zucchini bread pancakes! It’s a great way to use up those leftover zucchinis you might have in your garden before the weather gets a bit cooler. Show More Summary

Zespri Kiwifruit Sunrise Smoothie Bowl #Recipe

  Breakfast doesn’t have to be be boring. Smoothie bowls are a great way to get the refreshing taste and flavor you get from a smoothie, but with a little added texture. This smoothie bowl recipe is packed with nutrients and flavor.Show More Summary

Headed Back to School? Make The Grade with These Food Tips

Back to school can be a busy time, but don’t stress — I have your food plans covered. Watch me share easy, nutritious, and delicious ideas for lunch, snacks, and dinner in my recent TV segment on Let’s Talk Live D.C.   How Do You Handle...Show More Summary

Let’s Rise Strong (and Happy) Together!

  It’s finally here! Rising Strong by New York Times bestselling author and Oprah favorite Brene Brown, is now available in stores. To Celebrate, I’m Hosting a Free Book Club Sign-up for my email list now to join in on my Rising Strong (and Happy) book club starting soon. Show More Summary

DIY Freezer Smoothie Bags + Recipe

      I make smoothies almost every day, for breakfast, exercise pre- or post-fuel, or as an after-school snack for my kids. But when I’m trying to juggle work, being a mom, and all the craziness life throws my way, even the simple task of throwing together a quick smoothie can seem overwhelming. Show More Summary

Hooray! Get My Feel Great Guide Today (It’s Free)

I just launched my FREE Feel Great Guide, which I made to help you get healthier and happier. The guide has tips on food, fitness, fun, sleep, and kindness! (Plus a free daily health and happiness journal and links to some of my favorite...Show More Summary

4 Reasons to Stop Calorie Counting For Good

Count calories, lose weight, and be happy, right??? Not necessarily so. Here are my 4 reasons why calorie counting is not the best use of your time – and what I think is more worth it instead. Reason 1: 3,500 calories per pound is a myth. Show More Summary

Try This: “I had a long day” Recipe Stuffed Sweet Potato

This sweet potato recipe is easy to make after a long day where all you want to do is sit down and relax. This spin on a favorite comfort food could be the main course of your dinner or split between the family for a tasty side dish. When I eat this as a meal, I […] The post Try This: “I had a long day” Recipe Stuffed Sweet Potato appeared first on Rebecca Scritchfield.

3 Dieting Myths I No Longer Believe After Reading ‘Beyond a Shadow of a Diet’

By: Sarah Bousquet, American University student and Intern I recently read ‘Beyond a Shadow of a Diet’, by Judith Matz and Ellen Frankel.  This book discusses the negative impact of dieting on our society and why dieting does the opposite of the intended goal of losing weight. Show More Summary

Big News, the FDA is Finally Banning Trans Fats!

I was part of the story that aired on TODAY Show on June 16, 2015 and elsewhere online and broadcast. Check out the segment below in case you missed it. Why Is The Ban on Trans Fat a Big Deal? Trans fats have been known to clog arteries, which can lead to heart attack or an […] The post Big News, the FDA is Finally Banning Trans Fats! appeared first on Rebecca Scritchfield.

Balance Your Plate Better: My Food Tips for National Nutrition Month

(Disclosure: National Peanut Board, Post Grape Nuts FIT, Nestlé, and Genova Seafood are clients of mine. I was not compensated to write this blog posts.) March is National Nutrition Month which means it’s time to celebrate with the theme“bite...Show More Summary

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