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Pad Thai is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes in the US. It has a sweet, sour, spicy combination that is hard to beat. Making it at home can be complicated with finding the traditional ingredients of Nahm prik Pow (hot sauce), palm sugar, tamarind sauce, fish sauce, etc. The noodles used for… Continue reading »

This dish resembles Raasam a Southern Indian soup. However, we have adapted this to be made with ingredients more common in American kitchens. It does have some of the flavors you might expect in an Indian dish and can be made spicier by adding more hot peppers or using hotter peppers than jalapenos. You can… Continue reading »

Kim Chi is a staple in the Korean diet. It is usually made with Napa Cabbage and is fermented. It takes several days to make. This recipe is not fermented so it is technically not Kim Chi. It is, however, delicious and is a great side dish with salmon or other fish. It is also… Continue reading »

Move More

The recommendations for how much we need to be active include cardio (walking and running) and strength training. You hear plenty about how important moving is but may not know or hear much about the importance of strength training. It is critical for overall health. Strength training includes anything you do to stress your muscles.… Continue reading »

The pandemic had most gyms closed.  You then may have questioned if it was a safe place to be. With vaccines and loosening of COVID precautions, many of us are now back at a gym. If you are like me, your gym membership has long since expired and you may be in search of your… Continue reading »

Research has come out in the last year highlighting 3 reasons to move more during your day. #1 – Get Some Steps in Each Day The Steps For Health Collaborative looked at how many steps people take a day and compared it with longevity and life expectancy. They found that getting more steps per day… 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

It’s finally Spring (though the weather might not feel like it, especially for my NC folks), and what better time to work on ourselves! Self-care, simplified, is any action to “preserve or improve one’s own health.” I absolutely love this definition because it encompasses the improvement of health, but emphasizes the importance of “self” in… Continue reading »

This Sunday, March 13th is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and it will end on Sunday, November 6th. In the Spring, clocks will be moved ahead one hour and moved back one hour in the Fall. According to the CDC, this time shift can take about one week for our bodies to adjust to… Continue reading »

February is American Heart Month and National Canned Food Month. Heart disease continues to be a leading cause of death among Americans. Diet is one of the best ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases. It is important that we include fiber from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in our daily eating. Eating canned fruits… 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 »