Tag Archives: nutrient rich produce

Fall is Upon Us…Don’t Let Summer Produce Go to Waste!

Farmer’s markets, home gardens, a friendly neighbor’s garden, county fairs, farm stands, or your local produce store: these are the reasons why there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables in my patient’s homes during the summer months in New Jersey. We stock up on the farm market deals!   However, as fall approaches, we […]

Keep Your Labor Day Weekend Healthy!

Labor Day Weekend. The weekend that students dread as the summer completes itself.  Labor day weekend signals our last “hoorah” enjoying pool parties, barbecues, days at the beach, and summer festivities until we start seeing school buses on our route to work once more. Labor Day weekend can be considered a time of celebration or […]

Easy Healthy Behaviors That You Could Have Been Doing Yesterday!

Wouldn’t you love to form a healthier lifestyle with little to no effort? Are you someone who thinks that feeling hungry means you are on the verge of shedding those troublesome extra few pounds? Can you relate to not having the time OR money to purchase and create healthy dishes? If one of the above descriptions sound […]

Can Working Out Prevent You from Losing Weight?

Working out helps us expend calories, push past that plateau in weight loss, and ultimately helps increase our confidence to rock out in the bodies that we live in! When we take care of our bodies and provide them with the nutrients, movement, and sleep they need, our moods will certainly thank us with happiness! […]

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 […]