Keri Glassman’s Nutritious Life Blog

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How to De-stress for a Zen Holiday Season

The entire holiday season can be an exercise in learning how to de-stress. From talking politics at the table to the mania of shopping-baking-decorating to managing your budget. But here’s a tip to allay your worries: you don’t have to skip it all and book a silent retreat in order to find calm. By simply… Read This Entry »

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The Need-To-Know Facts on Salt in Food

Q: How much salt is too much salt in food, and should I sprinkle on a specific kind? A: There’s a reason we say good people are “the salt of the earth” and reliable people are “worth their salt.” Salt, or sodium chloride, is a valuable mineral. It’s an essential nutrient the human body cannot… Read This Entry »

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The Most Unexpected Way to Serve Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a healthy staple that land on your grocery list regularly. You’ve roasted, mashed, and baked them, but have you used them in…cupcakes? Yes, sweet potato desserts are actually delicious and can be amazingly healthy. You’ve already ditched all-purpose flour and begun baking with healthier flours, but maybe it’s time for you serve the tasty tubers in… Read This Entry »

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The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you know anything about Nutritious Life, you know we’re all about our conscious indulgences (and I’m all about the chocolate chip cookies)! But we also believe in them having their own special time and place. Every one of Rachel Mansfield’s recipes always have my mouth watering, and her Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are no different… Read This Entry »

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6 Tips for Better Sleep

Aside from food (and sex perhaps) what’s our favorite topic? Sleep! Only 30% of Americans reported their sleep as being “very good” or “excellent”, which leaves the vast majority of Americans surveyed in desperate need of increasing the amount and quality of their sleep. So let’s flip the mattress and improve your sleep. Not only… Read This Entry »

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The Formula for Healthy Smoothie Recipes

People are always asking me for healthy smoothie recipes. And of course, there are MILLIONS of combinations you can throw together with whatever you have in your kitchen at the time, and there are so many delicious recipes out there to try! But I have a go to formula that is perfect for adjusting to… Read This Entry »

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Meal Prepping Made Easy in 4 Simple Steps

By Christine Anenberg, NLC Meal prepping is one of those things you keep saying you should do, but then you never seem to actually make it happen, right? It can be challenging and stressful (another thing on the to-do list) to plan out and then find the time and motivation to cook REAL CLEAN FOODS… Read This Entry »

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The 6 Best Gluten-Free Flours

  by Solana Nolfo, NLC Some might say that there’s a fine line between a muffin and a cupcake—but I like to think that there’s a fine line between a muffin and a salad. Okay, okay—so maybe that’s a maaaaaajor stretch, but if you choose your ingredients wisely, you can do yourself a real nutritional… Read This Entry »

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The Busy Parent’s Guide to Healthy Snacks

When the kids come home from school, more often than not, they’re hungry and scavenging the kitchen for a quick snack. What’s a busy mom (or dad) to do? You need easy, interesting, healthy, and fast go-to’s…like a guide to healthy snacks! When it comes to snack time, especially for kids who may eat small… Read This Entry »

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5 Must-Have Healthy Fall Recipes

Fall recipes seem to conjure up visions of comfort food, often laden with butter, sugar, and maybe a sprinkle of cinnamon. And a dash of nutmeg. And accompanied by a mug of hot deliciousness. And served in a pumpkin. Even though we all crave comfort food as the air gets crisper, there are many ways… Read This Entry »

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3 Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Healthy skin is one of those things we all want, but many of us have trouble getting. Blemishes…zits…pimples…are you cringing at even just the thought of them staring back at you in the bathroom mirror this morning? It’s a topic most people like to avoid. It’s important to take care of your skin, and your… Read This Entry »

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Is Aluminum Foil Dangerous for Cooking?

Q: Should I be cooking with aluminum foil or parchment paper? A: The short answer is, I prefer parchment paper. But, before you throw out the three bulk rolls of aluminum foil you have in your pantry, keep reading. How Aluminum Foil and Parchment Paper are Similar Both aluminum foil and parchment paper are good… Read This Entry »

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The 3 Best Detox Foods

Today, we’re talking detox foods. Why? Because let’s be real. Your eats can’t always be ideal. Even though (I hope!) you’re trying your best to eat as clean as possible, it’s normal to sometimes end up on the couch on a Friday night with salty takeout or spend a rainy Sunday afternoon curled up with… Read This Entry »

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Why Your Pelvic Floor Needs Strengthening NOW

  By Cassie Piasecki, NLC Do you remember your mom telling you not to make her laugh because she’ll pee her pants?  Chances are she spoke to someone about that, and they told her to do Kegels. Doing Kegel exercises are the cookbook recipe that doctors prescribe when a patient complains of “peeing a little”… Read This Entry »

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The Easiest Homemade Apple Chips

An apple with a sprinkle of cinnamon has been a go-to snack of mine for decades. It’s my standby, but I’m gifting you my second fave version, since sometimes you just need a little variety: apple chips. I’m sure there are plenty of formal recipes out there, but once you get the idea of how to make these munchy… Read This Entry »

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Why Bad Words Can Make You Fat

Sayings like “having willpower”, “eating in moderation”, and “guilt free” are thrown around all of the time. They’re generally thought to help you, to guide you in the right direction when it comes to eating healthy. But rather than empowering, inspiring, and helping you achieve your health goals, what if I told you that this… Read This Entry »

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How to Handle Fussy Eaters

Fussy eaters tend to sound something like, “I’m not eating that!!” “Y-U-C-K!” Or, “I only want butter and pasta mom!” Kids and their food can be tricky to navigate. What to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, what’s acceptable junk, how much junk is too much, how few veggies are not life threatening…… Read This Entry »

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Should You Exercise With a Cold?

By Cassie Piasecki, NLC You’ve been kicking booty at the gym and are finally in the habit of daily exercise when ka-BOOM, you wake up with a sore throat and a stuffy nose.   You feel deflated because you were finally starting to see the results of your hard work. You sit on the edge… Read This Entry »

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Why Eating Lean Protein Helps You Lose Weight

Q: Why does lean protein help me lose weight? A: Just like you need carbohydrates and fat, you also need protein in order to live. When you think protein think building–you need it to build muscles (and skin and hair), build hormones and enzymes, and even build antibodies for a healthy immune system. Protein is used in… Read This Entry »

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How to Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau

How rewarding is it when you set out to lose weight and it actually works?! In the beginning, you set your mind to it and the weight started to come off.  At first the weight dropped off steadily, and then there probably was a little weight loss plateau, but then you felt better than you… Read This Entry »

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Fudgy Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

  Chickpea Brownies…are you wary already just from  title? Chickpeas and chocolate are actually an awesome duo. Don’t knock it until you try it. I’m asking you to try a recipe that is 6 ingredients deep, tastes like gooey brownies (or maybe fudge) and falls into the vegetarian, gluten free and true chocoholics approval list. Instead of… Read This Entry »

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3 Easy, Healthy, Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

  If you made homemade salad dressing, would you add titanium dioxide or monosodium glutamate (MSG) to it? Um, no. But guess what? There’s a good chance you’re drizzling these two ingredients (plus many more) on your fresh spinach and sliced tomato salad without realizing it! Many seemingly benign bottled dressings include a laundry list… Read This Entry »

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The Surprising Truth About Sweet Potatoes

Q: Are sweet potatoes so much better for you than regular potatoes? Sweet potatoes and all other potatoes might play siblings on TV, but in real life they’re from two different families. They are similar, however, in terms of calories, fiber, and macronutrient (carbs, fat and protein) content. The Basic Details of Potatoes One cup… Read This Entry »

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3 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

  Today I’m talking about one of my absolute fave topics. Drumroll please… snacking! Lunch was at noon. It’s now 3pm and you’re starving, and dinner isn’t until 6pm. But you promised yourself you’d avoid the vending machine today and you don’t want to blow it. Well, you can check those “guilty” feelings around having… Read This Entry »

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Is Clarified Butter Healthy?

Q: Is clarified butter healthy? A: Clarified butter is actually healthy? Say, it is so, right? Everyone wants to slab a little butter on their morning toast in the name of health and lately butter has been a getting a much butter, I mean better, rap. Butter is a dairy product made from churning milk… Read This Entry »

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How to Stretch After a Workout

I know I’m not alone when I say that I fall short (big time) when it comes to taking time to stretch before and after a workout. In a group fitness class, I’m thankfully forced to stretch. Although, I’d be lying if I said I never snuck out early. When it comes to a run,… Read This Entry »

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3 Asian Spices You Need In Your Pantry

  Bored of basil, garlic and thyme? I just know you’ve got some Asian spices in your pantry somewhere that are dying to be dusted off and put into action.  There’s the Chinese Five Spice for that one recipe you saw in a magazine and it’s been there (minus one half teaspoon) since Easter. You’ve got… Read This Entry »

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Digestive Health

  For years, I’ve been telling you to listen to your body. Digestive health is no different, it’s all about listening to your gut. What’s your gut telling you, and what should you be doing to be your most nutritious self? And I’m not just talking about reducing bloating, constipation, or indigestion. Gut health affects everything… Read This Entry »