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Recipe: Banana-berry smoothie bowl

Smoothie bowls are my new favorite weekend breakfast. It’s so easy to pack in tons of nutrients and they feel more filling than drinking a smoothie―plus you get to add toppings. Millions of Americans admit to skipping breakfast, but this important first meal keeps your metabolism up, gives you energy and can help you lose […]

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Start Salad Bowl Day in your workplace

It’s lunchtime at the office, and if you’re like me, you’ve decided you earned a meal from the fast casual place around the corner or the food truck parked outside your office rather than eating the healthy leftovers you have in the fridge. Getting away from your desk for lunch is great for your productivity […]

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Spring clean your wellness routine

It’s hard to find motivation in the winter to commit to a healthy routine with less daylight, colder temperatures and fewer outdoor activities. Now that spring is here, ditch the unhealthy habits you’ve developed and recommit to wellness. Here are five tips to get you back on track. Fix your bedtime routine. Sleep is an […]

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Trim your Thanksgiving meal with these 5 tips

It’s difficult to eat healthy on Thanksgiving, not only because you may tend to overeat, but because traditional dishes are often loaded with calories. Obesity is linked to at least 13 types of cancer, so it’s important to eat well and maintain a healthy weight―even during the holidays. We’re sharing five ways you can still […]

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Spring clean your pantry

Whether or not the weather is on board, springtime is officially here. The season known for “spring cleaning” makes us want to purge our offices, homes and closets of junk. During National Nutrition Month, focus your spring cleaning efforts where it really matters―your pantry. Ditch the heavily-processed packaged foods, refined carbs and sugars in favor […]

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Pumpkin spice protein bites

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy snack that will actually fill you up, try these pumpkin spice protein bites packed with nutrients and full of your favorite fall flavors. Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A, which boosts your immune system. Adding flax seeds to this recipe won’t affect the flavor, but […]

Fall Butternut Squash Soup

What’s fall without its traditional foods like pumpkins, cinnamon, cranberries and butternut squash?  Butternut squash is a nutrient dense food, it has few calories but is packed with nutrients like vitamin A and fiber. Vitamin A is important for immune function and eye health. The rich yellow-orange color of the squash also makes it a […]

Tips For Parents

1. Make Your Home Junk Food Free! Restrict processed foods, convenience foods, fast food, and the majority of grocery itemspackaged in boxes – examples: sugary junk cereals, cookies, candy, chips, donuts, pastries, etc. If you don’t buy it, it can’t make its way into your kitchen! 2. Provide your child with protein in the “healthiest […]

Planning Healthy Meals

Healthy Family Meal Planning Breakfast Fresh fruit – daily best. Whole grain cereals, breads, bagels and English muffins Free range or omega 3 fortified eggs Canned or smoked salmon Peanut butter, soy nut butter, or other nut butters on 100% whole grain toast, bagels or English muffins Low fat yogurt – plain mixed with some […]

New Cookbook with Healthy Living Tips Developed by Community Grant Recipient

Craving an end of summer peach cobbler? The Down Home Healthy Living 2.0 cookbook features healthier versions of traditional southern recipes and tips for staying active.