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If you happen to know me personally, you would know that I detest eating out! It’s partly because of the fact that food eaten outside the home is not nearly as healthy as something that’s cooked at home and partly due to the fact that I am a vegetarian and always suspicious of potential cross… Continue reading »

I look in my lunch box some days and see the yogurt I have brought as part of my lunch and I just can’t…. I have selected the flavor and even new brands but I just cannot face another container of yogurt. Here is a quick alternative when you have had it up to here… Continue reading »

Free Mediterranean Diet Webinar February 24th at 12:00pm ET Steps to Eating the Med Way: Eat More Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way: Eat More Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming and we want to… Continue reading »

  I try to eat oatmeal twice a week for breakfast. It is a great way to get whole grains and, topped with blueberries or strawberries, I get a serving of fruit before I am even out the door. I love the taste, texture, and satiety of steel cut oats. What I don’t love is… Continue reading »

It’s that time of year again! Where love is in the air. Hearts are all around. Everywhere you go is decorated in various shades of reds and pinks. The grocery stores are loaded with all kinds of stuffed animals and flowers. Oh, and who can forget those isles filled with chocolatey treats. Everyone wants to… Continue reading »

The big game is on Sunday and whether you’re hosting a party, attending a party, or just watching at home, there is usually some “Superbowl food” involved. This year, stick to your Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less goals while still enjoying the game. Below are a few tips and healthy recipes– Go Team! Plan… Continue reading »

Webinar Recording Now Available   Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming and we want to give you the tools you need to Go Med AND answer all of your questions. As you know, the Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been… Continue reading »

Healthy Views to Eliminate Dinner Blues Sometimes coming up with quick and easy healthy ideas to prepare for dinner or parties especially last minute can seem difficult. Don’t fret! There are resources to help those especially who prefer a visual of recipes to help spark their creative ideas. Preparing foods with lots of color also… Continue reading »

The Mediterranean Diet continues to be supported by the medical community, and as a result, continues to increase in popularity. In fact, it was recently featured on CNN and the U.S. News rated it a top diet of 2016.  The Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases. Eating… Continue reading »

The cold weather signals a time when winter squash are in abundance. Butternut, acorn, and pumpkins – are all great fiber-rich squash to enjoy when the winter rolls around. One of my favorite ways to make butternut squash also is the easiest. Smashed Butternut Squash I like to use this as a bed for grilled chicken… Continue reading »