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Celebrate Mom in Small and Special Ways for #MothersDay

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better than to celebrate mom with creative ideas to show you care? As a mom of two myself, I love getting taken care of in small and special ways and that’s what I have to share with you,...Show More Summary

Study of ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Confirms Just How Dramatically the Body Resists Weight Loss

A new study of contestants from the reality show The Biggest Loser (Season 8) sheds new light on why maintaining weight loss is so hard.

5 Unique Teacher Gift Ideas (for end of year)!

It’s hard to believe the school year will soon be coming to a close without about one month to go. Teachers work so hard, it’s nice to give them a little something before we part ways […]

Simple Corn Salad Recipe (+ inspiring stories)

It’s so fun to see more and more produce popping up at our farmers’ market each week as summer nears. Last weekend we got some of the first (greenhouse grown) tomatoes and fresh asparagus – […]

Should you exercise on an empty stomach?

Kelly Pritchett, a board certified specialist in sports dietetics and an assistant professor in nutrition and exercise science at Central Washington University, says that while it’s not strictly necessary, eating before exercise can help top up your glycogen, or stored carbohydrates, which is what fuels our workouts. Show More Summary

Shrimp and Lentil Lettuce Wraps

This is a fun twist on lettuce wraps that will impress your family (and company) for sure! Plus, since lentils are one of the fastest cooking pulses (see below) and it takes just minutes to cook shrimp, this could easily be a weeknight meal.

Should We Rewash Pre-washed Greens?

Years ago I posted something about pre-washed bagged/boxed lettuce on my Facebook page (back when I could easily reach all my “likers” on that platform – but that’s a whole other story!). There were a surprising amount […]

Celebrate Mom with Parmesan-Herb Zucchini Brunch Bites (Gluten-Free)

Disclosure: I was compensated by The General Mills Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition for my time to write this post. Recommendations and opinion are my own. This May, celebrate Mom and all she does with a home cooked meal she’ll remember. Show More Summary

A Waste-Free Lunch Will Save You Money!

Do you take your lunch to work? Pack lunches for your kids? We're going to show you why a waste-free lunch with reusable containers makes sense instead of disposable bags or other single-use lunch items out there.

The #UnofficialMeal Makes Me Happy

Disclosure: I was compensated by Sabra for my time to write this post and I was quoted in Sabra’s press release launching #UnofficialMeal. Recommendations and opinion are my own. I wear many hats when it comes to food: I’m a dietitian (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Easy Braised Cajun Pork Chops

This braised pork chop recipe is one of those dishes where the aroma compels my family to yell into the kitchen, “Whatcha making??”

Body Kindness Podcast – Episode 7

In today’s episode of Body Kindness In today’s episode we’re talking about The Loser Letter. As Bernie watched the confetti drop on the recent Biggest Loser finale, he was filled with a complex mix of emotions. This inspired him to write...Show More Summary

Creamy Baked Chicken Recipe

I have a newfound love for tarragon. My go-to herbs (for eating and growing) are usually basil, cilantro, thyme and rosemary. And while I still love those flavors I personally feel tarragon is sometimes the forgotten herb […]

The Cook-Off: A FUN Way to Get Your Entire Family Cooking Together!

How our annual family cook-off came to be + how you can put together your own, including printable score cards.

Exercise Isn’t Making You Overeat, Says Science

Working out won’t make you pig out, according to a new study.

This Is the Most Pesticide-Laden Fruit You Can Buy

For the past five years, the apple has bested all other fruits and vegetables as the most toxic produce selection on the market. However, according to EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen report, which measures the levels of pesticides on American produce each year, a new fruit is taking the title.

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

As we head back into warmer weather strawberries are starting to taste amazing again – yay! And soon enough we’ll be able to pick our own here in NC so I’m excited to share this fabulous […]

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