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Summer is here! That means lots of fabulous options at the farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables galore. And blueberries. There is nothing quite like the sweet taste of fresh summer berries. And now I was in need of something to do with all these blueberries. You have probably heard, seen, or tasted the trendy… Continue reading »

As part of my work, I help develop nutrition content for our programs, most recently the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program.   Whenever I am developing sample menus for breakfast, I naturally include breakfast items that include the three components that are covered in the Start Smart lesson of this program:  whole grain, fruit,… Continue reading »

The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program is thrilled to announce the launch of our new program; Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is a 12-month, online diabetes prevention program. It has been approved and recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a lifestyle… Continue reading »

I have blogged before about the best bread – Trader Joe’s Sprouted Wheat. It was the best bread until a new formula appeared in their bread aisle. When I asked Joe why he changed his bread it had to do with warehouse being too far away from the producer, changing producers, original recipe proprietary to… Continue reading »

Eating a home-made lunch is an important strategy to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. For me personally, the morning routine on weekdays gets pretty busy trying to get kids out the door for school as well as myself. However, my favorite lunch wrap usually saves my day because it’s so easy to put together.… Continue reading »

  Have you noticed that each decade that passes holds new possibilities? Well it’s the same with foods and giving your body the right nutrients for success. If you are in your 20’s, this is the time for young women to build bone. Women should be getting as much calcium as they can (about 1,000… Continue reading »

We have had a few chilly days here in Raleigh. Overall, this winter has been very mild compared to others, but still…. a cold day is a cold day. And what comforts us on a cold day? Soup! Soup is my go-to as soon as the temperatures start to dip. The possibilities are endless; hearty chili,… Continue reading »

Your friend’s going gluten free, your sister’s eating paleo, your coworker is declaring no more carbs. How could you not feel overwhelmed with all the diet claims out there? How do you determine if one of these eating plans, or any other, is a healthy option for you? In our free webinar, Dr. Carolyn Dunn… Continue reading »

We, as a family, have cut down on our consumption of rice (both brown and white rice) for reduce our intake of starch. So instead we have been eating quinoa with Indian curries. Most curries go very well with white quinoa. I had an old batch of black quinoa which has slightly harder /coarse texture… Continue reading »

Is there anything better than toasted bread? Toast in the morning, toast at dinner, toast most anytime for me, a true toast lover. How do you get your toast fix and still stay true to your Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less lifestyle? Here is a simple two-step process for having your toast and eating… Continue reading »