Holidays

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9 Effortless Red, White & Blue 4th of July Recipes

4th of July recipes are special. Just ask Pinterest. It’s one of the few times a year that no matter your culinary skills, you’re bringing something somewhere or serving something somewhere because festivities are everywhere. And if that something is red, white, and blue, you get MAJOR cool points from pretty much all of America…. Read This Entry »

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

  It’s new year’s resolutions time! Again. Sigh. Is your resolution this year the same one you had last year because you kinda fell off the wagon some time in, oh, February? Well, then, my advice to you is to scrap the whole resolutions thing altogether. You heard me right. Scrap ’em. I’m obviously not… Read This Entry »

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New Years Resolutions Start Today

I’ve never been a big fan of new years resolutions. Even though I love that google search histories are dominated by “healthy dinner ideas” and “healthy snacks” and “how to eat healthy” around the new year, by February the healthy eating novelty often wears off and January’s healthy searches are replaced with “weight loss supplements” and… Read This Entry »

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3 of the Worst Traditional Holiday Dishes

  If the holidays were meant to be healthy, you’d eat the gravy every day of the year. Thank the heavens above that holiday dishes are not in your daily rotation, or you’d wind up with mashed potatoes in your veins and stuffing under your skin. Today we’re focusing on three of the worst of the worst… Read This Entry »

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Will Hanukkah Ruin My Diet?

Q: Will indulging during Hanukkah completely ruin my diet? A: People always ask me “how bad is it to eat chocolate every day?” I also hear things like, “I know it’s bad, but I have to have a cookie with my tea in the afternoon.” First, let me just say that it’s actually kind of… Read This Entry »

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3 Ways to Stop Emotional Eating This Holiday Season

  Emotional eating is totally a “thing.” Good, bad and otherwise, we’ve all experienced eating to fuel our feelings. Some of us are self-proclaimed stress eaters. I’m thinking about the college students cramming their mouths with chips and M&Ms while they’re cramming for exams. Power eating popcorn during a suspenseful movie also comes to mind. Many… Read This Entry »

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How to Eat Healthy at a Holiday Meal

So you wanna learn how to eat healthy so you don’t have to unbutton your pants at the table this year. I get it. It’s almost become an accepted way of life that a huge holiday meal equals planning to stuff yourself, then actually stuffing yourself, then beating yourself up for stuffing yourself. What if this… Read This Entry »

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3 Nutritionist Approved Halloween Treats

So many of us who are trying to eat well find Halloween to be as haunted as that house on the hill. Everyone uses different techniques to avoid downing an entire bag of miniature Halloween treats in one sitting or stealing – or, perhaps, permanently borrowing – their kids’ bounty of sugary deliciousness.   But, as admirable as it may seem… Read This Entry »

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Is Food Coloring Toxic?

  Q: Is food coloring toxic? A: While I have total appreciation for the artistic talent that goes into some of the beautiful sweets on bakery shelves, the nutritionist in me cringes at the thought of mixing acrylic paints into butter cream to get those wild colors. Ok, I know that isn’t exactly how it’s done,… Read This Entry »

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Why Do We Eat So Much on Thanksgiving?

Why is Thanksgiving a binge-fest? Why do we not only allow, but plan to give in to our gluttonous selves on the last Thursday of November? Why is Thanksgiving all about the pumpkin pie? The puffed appetizers? The black Friday plans? The in-dul-gence?! Man, we’ve taken this holiday and made it all about stuffing our… Read This Entry »

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Diet Treats That May Be Tricking You

I’m a nutritionist who believes in sweets and treats. I use the term “conscious indulgence” to help my clients find an accepting spot for decadence in their diets. So many of us are looking for ways to lose weight, stick to a healthy meal plan but also indulge. We’re looking for “free” foods and “sweet”… Read This Entry »

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How to Stay Healthy All Summer In 4 Simple Steps

Summer Fridays. BBQ Saturdays. Sunday Fundays.  These are 3 very real things that may tempt you out of staying healthy while the weather is warm. But I’m gonna tell you how to stay healthy all summer long and keep your wellness trail blazing longer than dog days of summer. It’s easier than you might think! How… Read This Entry »

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Feel Great for July 4th

Fireworks: inspiring, exciting, powerful, unusual. We all love the feeling that comes from the sky exploding in celebration. Firework feelings should not be saved for one precious day each year when we celebrate our country’s independence. We all want to feel a bit more excitement and magic these days. Let’s use this July 4th to… Read This Entry »