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The Pros of Probiotics

If you were to tour my kitchen a couple of years ago, you would have found shelves lined with tubs of protein powder. Quest bars. Multivitamins. Fish oils. NeoCell collagen. Apple cider vinegar. The benefits of these products (and the oh-so-good flavor of a Quest bar!) makes them a staple in my diet. As a vegetarian, I do my best...

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5 Ways to Improve Immune Health

Regardless of the time of year, it happens to the best of us. We hustle from appointments to errands, from work to our workouts. The rhythm of everyday life creates a momentum that prioritizes the must-dos and bypasses all of the distractions. This unstoppable mentality keeps us grinding from A.M. to P.M. until, without warning our immunity is compromised and...

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More Than Manners

Today’s mindfulness story is courtesy of my 6 year old stepson, Courtney Meisner. Courtney is a "tornado wrapped up in a hurricane," as my mother-in-law likes to say. He enjoys eating sprinkled donuts on Saturdays after basketball games, wrestling with our pup, Snoozer, and collecting Pokémon cards that can be found inside of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal boxes. His favorite store...

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Timeout Tuesday: The Benefits of Healthy Fats

  Do you find yourself drawn to foods labeled, "Fat Free! Reduced Fat! Low Fat!"? After all, if a food is high in fat, it must make you fat. Seems logical, right? Years ago, this theory resulted in a plethora of foods with additives and higher amounts of sugar, meant to replicate the taste and textures only fats can provide....

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It’s OK to Crave Comfort Food

  "Stay away from the buffet table! Avoid second helpings! Say no to the cookies and cake!" How often do you hear these voices? Whether they're shouting out loud or whispering in your ear, these thoughts are often self-imposed and, while meant to keep us healthy and accountable, can do more harm than good. Sure, over time, repeat helpings of...

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Veggie Polenta Casserole

  Looking for a delicious way to increase your veggie intake? This Veggie Polenta Casserole offers an easy way to integrate nutrition, flavor and fresh foods from your local farmers market! While this recipe contains a variety of foods, we’re going to highlight the benefits of one of our favorites from the squash family: zucchini! We recently stopped by George's...

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Parmesan-Feta White Pizza

  When you think of pizza, what comes to mind? Fresh tomatoes? Piles of veggies? Sausage and pepperoni? No doubt, the "traditional" favorite is full of flavor and lots of ingredients. This pizza recipe, however, is relatively simple. What it lacks in ingredients, it makes up for in flavor. Quite often, we're hesitant to use the "good" olive oil on something...

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Frosted Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Regardless of the time of year, pumpkin is a source of many nutrients and joyful memories of hoodie weather, bonfires and baking in the kitchen. If you're anything like me, the cooler temps and pumpkin-inspired treats create warm moments that fill your heart and your hunger for something sweet. Not only do pumpkins taste amazing, but they're high in fiber,...

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Taco Frittata With Salsa

I’ve taken the classic frittata and turned it into a tasty taco-inspired breakfast! With a side of fresh salsa, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings while providing the vitamins, minerals and protein your body needs. Ingredients Frittata: 4 eggs ¼ cup milk ½ green pepper, chopped ½ small onion, chopped ½ cup Tex-Mex shredded cheese 2 t. butter...

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5 Back to School Lunch Ideas

By the time August has arrived, you’re probably eager to send your kids back to school. Not only does the start of school mean more time to yourself, but the kids can no longer complain of being bored, the front door will stay shut and bugs will stop flying into the house. You will no longer have to hear arguments...

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