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Eat Smart

This versatile recipe brings together simple ingredients to produce a flavorful combination. Sweet potato, cauliflower, and bell pepper can be exchanged for other vegetables, such as carrots, russet potatoes, eggplant, or squash. The recipe calls for corn tortillas, but you could use flour tortillas, naan bread, or substitute with rice. Add optional toppings to increase… Continue reading »

This recipe was inspired by a Home Chef meal my brother gifted me in exchange for dog sitting. It was so simple to make and delicious, that I knew I had to recreate this recipe. This meal comes together quickly in one pot if you have cooked grains like brown rice or quinoa already on… Continue reading »

This summer yogurt parfait is inspired by the photo on a box of The Original Grape-Nuts cereal! This cereal has 0 grams of added sugar and is made with just 3 ingredients, one of them being whole wheat flour. Combined with Greek yogurt and layers of summer berries, this parfait is super easy to make… Continue reading »

Move More

In late 2019, a colleague introduced me to the Barre form of physical exercise. I was skeptical that this type of exercise class would be a good fit for me because of its incorporation of movements derived from ballet. Then in early 2020, a friend asked me to join her for a class at a… Continue reading »

Change is hard. Changing exercise routines can be difficult and often people stop exercising when their schedules or life circumstances change. Here are some steps that helped me transition from after-work runs to early morning workouts this summer. Have a reason to change your routine If you don’t have a reason, changing your routine is… Continue reading »

Our bodies are built to move and that goes for every body. So, treat your mind and body to some physical activity! Not sure where to start, don’t worry. We are taking it back to basics to help kickstart your physical activity journey. WHY we need to be physically active: Improves our mood Boost our energy… Continue reading »

Weigh Less

Paleo?  Keto?  Blood type diet?   It seems like every week, a different popular diet trend emerges.  As a dietitian, I receive many questions from program participants, family, and friends about how I feel about the newest diet fad.  Luckily, there are two questions that many dietitians and I ask to determine if a diet is… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant that completed the program: “Prior to the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program I had been dieting, however my weight plateaued after losing 40 pounds. At 181 pounds, I still had a ways to go to get to my goal… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant that completed the program: ” I was skeptical at first because Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less was my first weight-loss/health focused class for me. In addition to the normal anxiousness about a new experience, I was concerned of not “fitting in”… Continue reading »

Live Mindfully

What is the Holiday Challenge? Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week program provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the… Continue reading »

My close friends and colleagues are probably tired of me plugging public libraries or library resources whenever I get a chance but libraries are wonderful and needed community hubs! I blame it on the fact that my mom worked as a librarian intermittently over the years and currently, my dad serves on the library board… Continue reading »

Preserving and reviving greens are two of the most essential kitchen hacks that I have learned as an aspiring professional home cook. Something that I often experience with greens and herbs is using only a small fraction of what I buy and forgetting the rest as it sits in the fridge for days on end.… Continue reading »

Employee Wellness

The “Sunday Scaries” is the anxiety or dread that you may have encountered on a Sunday in anticipation of the upcoming workweek. At some point on Sunday–typically late in the afternoon–you begin to feel as if your weekend is slipping away and the time before you have to be back at your desk is quickening. … Continue reading »

Regardless of whether you are working in an office or from home, you are likely to find yourself sitting for long periods of time throughout the day. While we could all benefit from moving more throughout the day, we could also benefit from stretching. Sitting for a long time places stress on our bodies, especially… Continue reading »

Have you been finding yourself extra stressed, tired, or distracted during work? Truth is, you may be overworking and could benefit from taking breaks throughout the workday. There are many physical and mental benefits of taking breaks at work and they can also boost productivity significantly. This blog will teach you why breaks are essential… Continue reading »