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The lesson on eating breakfast was a great reinforcement for me on my contention — en“grained” in me from an early age — that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.   I don’t think in my entire 66+ years of life, I have missed breakfast more than maybe 10 times.  And when I… Continue reading »

One week until the start of the 10th annual Holiday Challenge! Looking for a little extra support over the holidays? Join us as we eat smart and move more throughout the hectic holiday season. The Holiday Challenge is a free seven-week program available for anyone over 18. The Holiday Challenge runs from November 16th through December… Continue reading »

Fall is in the air, kids are back in school and fall sports are in full swing.  Kids are catching pop flies on the baseball field, dribbling down the soccer field to score the winning goal, and running out to catch the perfect pass from the quarter back.   I love this time of year!  My… Continue reading »

According to a new study by The Center for Science and Public Interest, healthy food options do not cost more than unhealthy food options. Fruits and vegetables are nutritious AND affordable. Most Americans do not eat the recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables and one reason for this is because of the belief that fruits and vegetables are more… Continue reading »

I am not sure if anyone else is a morning person, but if someone described me, they would definitely describe me as an “early bird.” Even though I try to sleep in on the weekends, and by sleeping in I mean 8:30am or so, I try to pack my day with memorable activities and if… Continue reading »

Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist from NC State University, presented on hidden sugars, health implications, and how to avoid consuming too much. Below is the recording of the webinar, just click the link below and type your first name AND email address under “Guest”, click “Join Session Now” and choose a format to view.… Continue reading »

Cupcakes have been the dessert trend for the past few years but finally, for the sake of our waist line, macarons are now the new trend. Macarons are dainty cream-filled sandwich cookies. Although not necessarily “healthy” they are certainly lighter and contain fewer calories that cupcakes. One macaron has from 70-100 calories, while one cupcake has… Continue reading »

I have developed a new found love for Brussels Sprouts ever since I became an adult, but I do remember not liking them as a kid.  They have a strong smell and the way that I was served them when I was younger was frozen and then boiled = MUSHY! These Brussels Sprouts will turn… Continue reading »

I have been hearing a lot about breakfast not living up the hype… resulting in breakfast bashing!  As a lover of breakfast food, really any time of the day, I felt that I needed to rush to defend my beloved breakfast.  A study out of the University of Alabama showed that weight loss is not… Continue reading »

Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to cozy up with a warm pumpkin spice latte! Instead of using up your calories for the day on a sugar-heavy Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, try this one instead and save on cash too. Here is a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice latte from Natalie… Continue reading »