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Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

With different seasons come different food associations. With fall, I think of warm comforting foods and seasonal produce. Apples are a fall staple. Most varieties are at their seasonal peak during this time. I used gala apples in this recipe.Growing up, my mom would make us cinnamon tea during cold weather. We would drink it… Continue reading Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

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The Backlash Against Fitness Trackers

With the holidays upon us, you might be considering purchasing a fitness tracker. Whether it is intended for yourself or for a loved one, you might have mixed feelings due to recent backlash against fitness trackers. Read ahead as I dissect the why behind the backlash and why I choose to wear a Fitbit (not… Continue reading The Backlash Against Fitness Trackers

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Nutrition Student Goes Grocery Shopping

Hi there! Perhaps you are hoping to gain some new insight into healthy eating or perhaps you are completely new to a healthy lifestyle. To share what I learn in school, I try to to include nutrition information in my recipes and other blog posts. But today, I'd like to try something different. I thought it… Continue reading Nutrition Student Goes Grocery Shopping

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Chocolate-Raspberry Oatmeal

I had chocolate chips in my oatmeal this morning and I loved it! It was just what I needed today 🙂 At the end of this article I share the recipe. But first, let's have a short conversation. Why was it okay to eat chocolate in my breakfast? Read on please...Have you found your food… Continue reading Chocolate-Raspberry Oatmeal

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Pineapples Are In Season!

Did you know that pineapples, the favorite fruit of summertime, are actually in season during the winter and spring as well? I rejoiced to see a beautiful pineapple at the grocery store the other day! Though they remind me of laid back summer days, I think pineapples should be enjoyed whenever in season. How To… Continue reading Pineapples Are In Season!

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Edamame & Pesto Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is perfect for a Meatless Monday, or really any day of the week! There is plenty of protein in this meal with the edamame and hemp hearts. Balanced off with fat from the pesto and carbohydrates from the pasta, it is well-balanced and satiating for hours. Easy to make, nutritious, and delicious!… Continue reading Edamame & Pesto Pasta Salad

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Valentine’s Day: Heart Healthy Foods

Happy Valentine's Day! On this day of overall indulgence in all things sweet and chocolate, I'd like to talk about some foods that contribute to keeping your heart in good health: Whole Grains Whole grains contain much more fiber than their refined counterparts, in addition to nutrients that help lower blood pressure and contribute to… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Heart Healthy Foods