Tag Archives: nutrient rich produce

How are you feeling? Hunger is both Physical and Mental

What you feel may have a larger impact on your food choices than you think. Knowledge is power. Knowing what foods may contribute to a healthy lifestyle is very important when it comes to weight management. Yes, you probably already know the basics to a healthy lifestyle.  Consuming a diet filled with vegetables, fruits, lean […]

May the Fourth Be With You: Tips for Enjoying the Day in a Healthy Way!

Holidays are a time to celebrate with friends, family, and loved ones.  Activities, events, picnics, barbecues, parades, and summer-time fun is just a few days away.  July 4th is a day of festivities; who doesn’t want to be full of energy until the very last fire work closes off the night? How do we keep […]

Three Nutrition Tips to Speed Up Your Recovery

Summer is arriving in just a couple of short weeks. When you think of summer, does playing volley ball at the beach come to mind? Do you crave night time walks on those cool breezy days? Or do you enjoy a bike ride along the shore? No matter what your favorite activity is, you can […]

Goodbye Comfort Food, Hello Summer Fruit!

Barbecues, picnics, pool side parties, smoothies, and sunshine provide us with the atmosphere that craves refreshing snack items.  What is a sweet snack that increases as the sun increases its face time with the world? If “fruit” popped into your head, you must be either extremely intuitive or psychic! (Or you read the title above.) […]

Good for your Gut

You’ve probably heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but do you know what they are? Nutrition research has pinpointed specific functional components of foods that may improve health, and prebiotics and probiotics are two such substances. What Are Prebiotics and What Do They Do? Prebiotics are natural, non-digestible food ingredients that are linked to promoting the […]

The New Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020: What you need to know

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for American’s was released last week. These guidelines are only updated every 5 years, and the changes made have a large impact on government run programs and policies. This set of recommendations is not only designed to get Americans to eat healthier, but it sets standards for the National School Lunch […]

Healthful Holiday Eating

Worried that enjoying a traditional holiday meal and party foods with family and friends will destroy healthful food habits you’ve been practicing all year? The good news is any foods, even beloved holiday dishes, can fit into a healthful eating plan with practice and planning. Following some of these tips will help you plan for […]

Season’s Eatings: Try these 5 different foods right now!

The sun is setting sooner, the nights are getting cooler and wool socks are starting to sound like a cozy idea. This is the perfect time to celebrate the seasonal gems of autumn and winter by heading to your local market and filling your basket with these produce picks! When we can buy fruits and […]