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What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Keeping It Fresh By November 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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Halloween candy is a tempting treat, but snacking on the fun size bars quickly adds up calories and sugar. Here are 5 tips to help you put away the candy bowl.

Freeze it
Out of sight, out of mind. Putting treats in the freezer will limit mindless snacking but will be a nice surprise when a sugar craving strikes.

Unwind with wine
Pair a piece of dark chocolate, a fun size Twix, or a bite size Snickers bar with a glass of wine. Take little nibbles in between sips and savor the moments of relaxation. read more

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Healthy Burger Hacks

Keeping It Fresh By August 26, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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Summer might be ending soon, but grilling never goes out of season! Take part in an American pastime by grilling up some burgers this weekend. We’ve got you covered with these hacks to make your burger even more healthy and delicious!

The Patty

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Burgers are an American staple- however that doesn’t mean that the high cholesterol and processed beef is great for you. These protein choices are typically loaded with saturated fat and sodium. However, meat is full of heme iron, which is absorbed better in your body than non-heme (found mostly in plant sources). All in all, grilling meat is also a pretty healthy cooking method. So, to make it a little healthier, you can make your own patties or even change it up and use a lean protein like chicken or fish (they also are high in heme iron!).9269139981_890c2db20c_z read more

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My Super Bowl Food Game Plan

Keeping It Fresh By February 6, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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Let’s be honest, the Super Bowl is mostly about commercials, friends, and good food, right? There are definitely some hardcore football fans who want to watch the game but most people are interested in everything else. By some estimates the average person eats almost 2400 calories over the course of the game. (Check out the infographic for how long you would have to exercise to burn to work off all those calories). That doesn’t even include the other meals you ate that day … that is a lot of calories! Be a mindful eater during the game to calories eaten in check and surround yourself with tasty lower calorie choices to limit the chances of overeating. Here is a my game plan, menu if you will, of Super Bowl foods. It’s full of classics and new favorites so you have something for everyone. read more

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Recipes To Love With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By November 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

 

Thanksgiving is a fun day filled with food, friends, and family plus a lot of time and sweat spent in the kitchen. Usually all this good food results in plenty of leftovers both for guests to take home and you to get crafty using in the kitchen. Since I sometimes lack inspiration when trying to use leftovers in new ways I have compiled a list of truly inspired Thanksgiving leftovers. If you need me, I’ll be on the couch kicking my feet up and enjoying a savory waffle (can’t go wrong with waffles!). read more

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Hello Fall! The Apples Are Here!

Around the Table, Health Care Professionals, Keeping It Fresh By October 8, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

 

I love summer and all the berries, melon, and stone fruit that come with it but there is something magical about fall. The air is crisp, mornings are cool, I still get plenty of sunshine, and nature takes on a whole new display of color. Fall to me also means turning on the oven, baking exploits with apples and squash, and an almost never ending supply of canned pumpkin stocked in the pantry.

We’ll start fall off with a round up of apple recipes I have my eye on (we’ll get back to squash later, promise!). Apple picking season is upon us and that means apple butter, applesauce, apple crisps, apple doughnuts (if you are feeling indulgent), and so much more in your future. To get you in the mood for fall, apples, and all their glory check out these recipes. read more

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