Blog Profile / Balanced Health and Nutrition

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Archived Since:January 18, 2009

Blog Post Archive

My Top FNCE Take-Aways: Where Nutrition Science Meets Consumer Food Trends

This past week 10,000 or so of the nation’s leading food and nutrition experts gathered in Boston to celebrate the 2016 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. It’s a four day event that consists of learning, connecting and celebrating food and nutrition. Show More Summary

Body Kindness Episode 13 – Can You Be Body Positive And Want To Lose Weight?

Today we’re talking about body positivity and weight loss. Can you be body positive and want to lose weight? Whether it’s the election or TV shows, there’s been an explosion of stories about weight stigma, self acceptance in the news and social media. Show More Summary

How to Get Healthy and Fit in the Fall

(Disclosure: I work with the brands mentioned on the TV segment and this blog post.) Make it a BelVita Breakfast for Slow Release Carbs  Aim for whole grains, dairy with protein, and fruit even if your breakfast has to be quick. ForShow More Summary

Helpful Fueling Tips to Celebrate Marathon Month

The Baltimore Running Festival is just 6 short days away! This always gets me giddy as I’ve run a couple marathons in my day, 15 of them to be exact! So I’m thrilled to be working with these mentioned brands and give you some of my best fueling tips so you have an enjoyable race day. Show More Summary

How to Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart

It’s cholesterol awareness month and I’m here to share some easy ways we can eat our way to a healthier heart. People with high cholesterol have about twice the risk of getting heart disease compared to people who have normal cholesterol, but food choices can help you manage cholesterol. Show More Summary

Body Kindness Episode 12 – Worried about your child’s weight? How to handle it with Body Kindness

Today we’re talking about kids and weight, and how your body kindness practice can help the younger ones you love and even families that you don’t know. This is a touchy subject to say the least, but there’s been some changes recently that could make an impact on our population’s health. Show More Summary

Master the “Juggle Struggle” With These Time-Saving Food Ideas

Back-to-School is in full swing and most families are already feeling the “Juggle Struggle”. As a busy mom of two, I pride myself on making effortless meals super easy. If you have meal and snack dilemma, you’ll love my ideas for quick and healthy eats. Show More Summary

Headed #BackToSchool? Build a Better Lunch Box With These Tips

Want to “healthify” your kids school lunch box? Packing a delicious, healthy lunch is actually easier than you think. I’ve got three different lunch box meals and some easy tips, plus great products to introduce you to! (Disclosure:Show More Summary

What “Food Fight”? Send the Kids Back to School Blissfully with These Menu Ideas

How do you make sure your kids are well-nourished for school and extra curriculars? Everyone is happier and healthier, if we can avoid the “food fight” at home. So I’m here to help! My ideas focus on taste first – with easy, enjoyable ways to make it good for you too. Show More Summary

Body Kindness Episode 11 – Finally Saying “I’m Sorry” To Your Body

Making amends has major emotional benefits. For starters, you heal emotional wounds when the “wrongdoer” acknowledges the harm they caused. Apologies help you move past anger and opens the door to forgiveness, which allows everyone involved to move forward in life. Show More Summary

When the work week is done and you just

When the work week is done and you just finished that big project, it’s time to unwind. Take a night off of laborious cooking and reconnect with your family, making @Sabra part of your #UnofficialMeal. In hardly no time at … Continue reading ?

The ‘Unofficial Meal’, you know, the one

The ‘Unofficial Meal’, you know, the one you eat while you’re making the official meal. They’re some of the most memorable and happiest moments in life. These meals don’t come with recipes to follow, they’re created from love and connection. … Continue reading ?

What will you do after the ball drops? R

What will you do after the ball drops? Ring in vitality by joining my 30-Day Drop Challenge. Weekly challenges for a fit and happier NEW you (and the best part is you don’t have to diet)! It’s free, fun and … Continue reading ?

Taco Tuesday just got a lot easier in yo

Taco Tuesday just got a lot easier in your house with this flavorful recipe for Ham Tacos starring @Smithfield Anytime Favorites! #AD

Body Kindness Book Club Is Back! The Sleep Revolution By Arianna Huffington

Ya, ya. Sleep. We all seem to know how important it is, but do we really know why? During the past week, how many nights were you able to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep? Are you making sleep a priority in your life? Let’s all shut...Show More Summary

Body Kindness Podcast Episode 9 – The Upside of Stress

There’s no typo in that title, friends… stress really does have an upside! In today’s episode of Body Kindness we’re diving into our Book Club selection The Upside Of Stress by Kelly McGonigal, and we share how you can use stress to your advantage to grow stronger. Show More Summary

Zesty Buffalo Ranch Chickpea Sliders Recipe

Disclosure: I'm thrilled to be working with Litehouse Foods on “Taste The Lite” this summer. I was compensated to create the recipe and appear on TV, but not to write this blog post. Try my zesty buffalo sliders with homestyle ranch (recipe below) and learn why “it’s sold where it’s cold” matters. Show More Summary

Growing a Love for Kiwifruit: New Zealand Zespri SunGold Orchard Tour

(Disclosure: I'm the 2016 Spokesperson for Zespri Kiwifruit North America) I’ve been working with Zespri for three seasons and I thought I knew my kiwifruit. Nutrient-rich, delicious and so easy to eat as a snack and add color to dishes...Show More Summary

Easy “No Cook” Meals and Snacks For Summer

Who really wants to be in the kitchen when its nice outside? (not me, at least not for long!) Save yourself the mess and leave your oven turned off with these food ideas you can take with you all summer- beach, pool, barbecue, picnics,...Show More Summary

10-Minute Chia Seed Fruit Jam 3 Easy Ways

There’s a New “Jam” in Town. If you’re planning a trip to the berry patch or looking for a new cooking project, these Chia Jam recipes will not disappoint. Chia seeds are now widely available in most grocery stores, and with all of their vitamins and minerals, they are worth the space in your pantry. Show More Summary

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