Happy July 4th

July 4th is an exciting midsummer holiday that Americans across the country enjoy indulging in, including myself. Like any other holiday, July 4th inspires a lot of unhealthy foods and activities. However, it is possible to participate in this holiday while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With the COVID-19 precautions still in place, it would be … Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy 2020

Tired of making New Year’s resolutions that you don’t keep? Here are some tips for building healthy habits and making your food goals stick: Keep it Simple Stay away from vague, drastic, or unrealistic resolutions like “eat clean,” “lose 50 pounds,” or “get a six-pack.” These types of resolutions inherently set you up for failure. … Read more

This Fall, Fall in Love with Pumpkins

Fall is officially here—the air is chilly, leaves are turning colors, and pumpkins galore are found in every grocery store. But did you know that pumpkins are a lot more than just pretty fall decorations? They are nutritional powerhouses packed with healthful fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. While one cup of cooked pumpkin has only 50 … Read more

Easy Meal Planning with the Plate Method

Meal planning with the plate method is a simple way to create healthy, balanced meals. Plan your dinner plate with the following three easy steps: Fill half of your plate with non-starchy veggies, such as asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peppers, radishes, spinach, and tomatoes. Make a … Read more

Beat the Heat: Tips for Staying Hydrated in Summer

We all know we’re supposed to drink more water. But let’s face it—sometimes water gets boring and drinking enough can feel like a real chore. Here are some fun, creative ideas for keeping the family healthy and hydrated all summer: Seltzer Mocktails Craving a refreshing, bubbly drink, but trying to avoid the extra calories and … Read more

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