Tagged: vegetables

Nutrition Guide to Root Vegetables

Did you know that each part of a plant is edible? All plants have the same basic parts: roots, stem, leaves, flowers, seeds and fruit. Ever think about which part of the plant you are eating when munching on your fruits and veggies? Asparagus is a stem, spinach is a leaf, broccoli is a flower, […]

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The Game Changers Documentary Review

For those of you out there who subscribe to Netflix, there is a new documentary released regarding plant-based nutrition called The Game Changers. Personally, I love the chance to watch films about nutrition as they bring this important piece of wellness into the forefront of people’s minds. What I enjoy even more are the conversations […]

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Eating for the Seasons: Spring Foods

It’s officially spring and with that comes another installment in our eating for the seasons blog series. Remember that ‘eating for the season’ means choosing fruits and vegetables that are in their peak season. This will help extend the life of your produce and be more cost effective overall.

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The DASH Diet: Nutrition Recommendations for High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects almost one in three Americans. The DASH Diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is an approach to eating healthy that is designed to prevent or help treat hypertension. To follow this diet, you should reduce your sodium intake and consume a variety of foods […]

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Eating for the Seasons: Fall Foods

When the leaves change color and the weather gets cooler, you know fall is here. That means plenty of pumpkin-flavored drinks and foods. But what else is in season in fall? Let’s explore a number of fall foods you can eat in our next rendition of “Eating for the Seasons.”

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High Fiber Recipe: Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap

Dietary fiber is essential for a healthy weight and diet. It helps us to maintain bowel health, normalize blood sugar levels, and keeps us fuller, longer. This delicious, veggie-packed Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap recipe contains a whopping 17 grams of fiber as well as 13 grams of protein and only 2 grams of sugar! Best […]

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Eating for the Seasons: Winter Foods

What do we mean when we say, “eating for the seasons?” Simply put, it means that we should be eating fruits and vegetables when they are in their peak season. In this winter edition of eating for the seasons, we’ll dive into the reasons why eating foods in their peak season is beneficial and give […]

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3 Healthy Recipes Using Sweet Potatoes

As a natural transition from October to November, I’m bringing you some of my best-kept recipes to fuel your body by using Sweet Potatoes! Sweet potatoes not only fit the fall and Thanksgiving themes, but they fit your nutrition plan as well. Learn about the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes and try these 3 recipes for easy […]

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Watermelon Mint Salad Recipe

This homemade watermelon mint salad is super refreshing and perfect for the summer. Its wonderful bouquet of flavors and tastes will be great at your next outing with family and friends. You can even try using fresh mint from your own garden!

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Growing Your Own Produce

Looking at the weather forecast for the summer, it looks as though you will be able to spend a lot of time outdoors. I know I plan to do so! Maybe you could spend some time in the garden and try growing your own produce.

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