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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 »

My husband is a vegetarian. I am not but I have found it much easier to cook vegetarian meals at dinner. Some nights I’m tired and don’t have energy to be creative so we created a list of foods that we like to have on hand to make a quick and healthy dinner. Whole wheat… Continue reading »

 Searching for the best hummus recipe ever? Search no more, I have found it. Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans). This recipe uses white beans. It gives it a great mild flavor that lets the blast of lemon come through. It is super easy to make. Serve with carrot and/or celery sticks for… Continue reading »

Rachel shares some great tips to making your baked goods a little healthier. Something we can all appreciate during the cookie, bread, and pound cake- filled holiday season! I love to cook and I love to play with recipes. I use a recipe exactly as written the first time I make it. After that I… Continue reading »

I found the recipe for baked peaches floating around and around our Pinterest page and finally just got around to making it! Not that it was hard, or required special ingredients, but only because I would eat all of my peaches before I even had a chance to put them in the oven. Did I mention I… Continue reading »

A new study that just came out has named Trader Joe’s America’s favorite supermarket. It’s followed closely by Whole Foods and Publix, but Trader Joe’s rose above because of higher votes in cleanliness and atmosphere. In honor if this grand title (and because of how much we too love Trader Joe’s) we want let you… Continue reading »