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Swap Soda for Healthy Summer Drinks

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

Summer is the time of year to be outdoors, cooking out or picnicking with friends and family. The image of getting healthy is prevalent because people associate being outdoors with exercise. But did you know the food at your picnic could be contributing to the obesity epidemic? This year, as you shop for the family picnic, ditch the soda and sugar-based drinks for these healthy and delicious alternatives. Sugary drinks are a large contributor to the ...

Bright Spring Pasta Recipe

Posted by Monique Smaby on May 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

Spring produce offers a delicious variety of vegetables to include in pasta dishes. Spinach, asparagus, green beans and peas are all nutritious spring vegetables that contribute to a healthy diet and pair well with pasta dishes. A healthy, balanced diet includes eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, avoid red and processed meats, limit sugary foods and minimizing alcohol consumption. Eating habits impact overall health and healthy eating habits aid in cancer ...

Healthy Snacks for a Busy Day

Posted by Monique Smaby on March 27th, 2015 | No Comments »

Short on time but hungry? Here are some quick and easy snacks to keep you energized and focused throughout the workday. March is National Nutrition Month. Take control of your health this month by skipping the vending machines and snacking on these nutritious alternatives instead. Research has linked eating a poor diet to several cancers. Help prevent cancer by fueling your workday with these nutritious snacks.

Decadent and Healthy Valentine’s Day Dessert

Posted by Monique Smaby on February 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Honeyed Berries Whether it is a holiday or a normal week night, healthy eating should always be a priority in your life. Surprise your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with this elegant dark chocolate panna cotta with honeyed berries dessert. Originally made with heavy cream, you can use gelatin and yogurt instead to create a healthy version of this Italian tradition. This light and silky dessert can be made with different fruits, ...